Month: November 2013

Holiday Season House Efficiency

The holiday season is in full swing. The season brings with it a time for family and friends, a time for gifts and giving, and for many, it is a time for bundling up and traveling. It can be a happy time, but it also brings a bit of stress. One can find themselves on the …

Thermostatic Shower – Bathroom Frustration Saver

In the annals of bathroom history (if such a thing exists, as it happens), the bath and the shower have often been set against each other. In times gone by, and especially in the UK, the bath was utterly pre-eminent, becoming the mainstay of the weekly routine. In my mum’s house, up t’north, she remembers having …

Planning ahead for holiday gatherings

(HIB) - No matter what time of year it is, the kitchen is always the busiest room in the home. That’s especially the case during the holiday season. With the added stress of planning the perfect menu and creating the ideal holiday atmosphere for ...

Itchin’ to update your kitchen?

(HIB) - Remodeling the kitchen. When you decide to tackle this daunting undertaking, you want to do it right. And, you’re not alone. Forty-nine percent of homeowners plan to completely gut their existing kitchen and start with a clean state, acco...

2013 holiday gift guide: outrageous and outside-the-box ideas

(HIB) - With the holiday season quickly approaching, it's officially shopping crunch time. This year, consider some innovative and imaginative gift ideas sure to impress even the hardest to shop for on your list. You may want to gift yourself a holiday treat, too. For the aspiring rock star One of the hottest home gadgets, the …

Shopping for a better night’s sleep

(HIB) - Mattress shopping isn’t a matter to take lying down. The average American spends three full years sleeping on each mattress they buy. A mattress is the single most important factor in achieving the quality sleep that is crucial to a high ...

Top trends in kitchen cabinetry

(HIB) - “A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes is now the heart and soul of family life.” That’s how Terence Conran opened his classic Kitchen Book 20 years ago, and it’s probably even truer today. The kitchen’s central importance in most households means that Americans are paying more attention than ever …