Month: September 2013

Installing a Wood Burning Stove

It’s hard to beat the crackle and flicker of a log fire for creating a cosy ambience in your home – not to mention the warming glow it provides in the cold of winter. Despite this, since the advent of central heating, fewer and fewer families have enjoyed the unbeatable combination of toasty heat, warm light …

Four Gorgeous Garden Ideas for Fall

Winter may be on the way but that’s no reason to neglect your garden. Here are four gorgeous garden ideas to work on through the winter season. Built in Garden Seating If you want to create a social space, seating is essential. However, if the space you are working with is limited, you may feel that …

Top DIY home winterization projects

(HIB) - As the months pass and the end of the calendar year approaches, it’s time to update your do-it-yourself list. Several home winterization projects will help keep your home in good repair come spring.While some projects should be left for t...

Three easy tips to create a more natural bedroom

(HIB) - The formerly “fringe” back-to-nature movement has become mainstream in America and nowhere is the desire for a more natural approach to living more prevalent than in our homes. From organically grown fruits and vegetables to VOC-fre...

Aesthetically appealing security doors in the home

Our homes are sacred places, a haven where memories and made and shared and all our valuable possessions are kept. Homes are however a number one target for thieves to break into and steal many of the precious things that you have taken years to build up. It is therefore crucial that we make burglars’ lives …

Embrace color trends in style this fall

(HIB) - From runway fashion to home decor, blue is definitely in the spotlight right now. Give your home a fresh boost of an on-trend color and make it through the fall season in style.If you’re warming up to the idea of a new look in your home, ...

Five ways to build a better shower

(HIB) - The shower is a place to unwind from a stressful day, where you can forget your worries and pamper yourself. Remodeling the shower is extremely popular because it allows homeowners to create a spa-like experience in their own home, not to menti...

Daring pairings: making a match of food and wine

(HIB) - Whether you’re a trained chef or simply enjoy cooking at home, there’s always a certain amount of trepidation at the thought of having guests for dinner. Do you go out on a culinary limb and serve something impressively daring, or d...