Month: January 2014

Is a refinance the right decision?

(HIB) - Once at rock bottom, interest rates have ticked up slightly in recent months. Still, the prospect of refinancing a mortgage remains attractive. Interest rates are projected to rise to 5 percent or above by August 2014, according to an August 20...

New shelving innovation for canning jars

Storage has always and is always going to be something that can be improved.  Whether you store preserved foods, crafting supplies, tools or cooking utensils and props, any saved space is much appreciated.  Many of us store these items in mason jars and find ourselves precariously balancing jars and searching over a sea of silver lids …

Top 2014 home decor trend: Personalized design

(HIB) - Interior design is in a constant state of transformation, and this year homeowners are taking control. The “keeping up with the Joneses’’ mentality is giving ground to the desire for personalized design that reflects the exact...

Hardwood flooring trends, a touch of the creative

(HIB) - The recovering U.S. housing market has led to increased demand for certain luxury items, including hardwood flooring. Exciting trends are influencing the marketplace and for today’s consumers, there are more hardwood flooring options than...