Month: March 2014

Creating inviting outdoor spaces for entertaining

(HIB) - From barbecues and games of bocce to parties and candlelit dinners, your outdoor space can be a hub for entertaining friends and family. “Try to create a living room for your outdoor space,” says Kate Anthony, owner of Kate & Company Design Studio and Interior Design instructor at The Art Institute of California - …

Inspect home fencing to ensure your home’s safety and security

(HIB) - Weather extremes are brutal on exterior landscaping. Rain, snow, wind and temperature variances all take a toll, especially on residential fencing. Rain accelerates rust and wood-rot, and ground freezing and thawing or high winds can affect gate alignment. Gate misalignment - as well as rusty, metal hinges and latches - can lead to gates …

Build a better bath on a budget

(HIB) - Do you cringe every time you step into your bathroom? If so, it may be time to remodel. Bathroom remodels are the most popular remodeling project, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders. But remodeling doesn&r...

Eight tips to get your lawn mower ready for spring

(HIB) - With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to tune up your lawn mower for the season ahead. A yearly tune-up is important to ensure all parts of your mower are functioning properly and safely. Use these eight tips to rev up you...

Clutter-clearing home cleaning tips turn chaos into harmony

(HIB) - The stack of shoes that pile up by the front door, the linen closet that you’re afraid to open, the junk drawer that may well hide the mysteries of the universe – we all have one or two spots in our home that cry out for organization and tidying. Spring cleaning season is approaching, …

Opening the door to space and privacy is easy

(HIB) - Homeowners, builders and remodelers are always looking for innovative and new ways to enhance existing spaces during home makeovers and room renovations.To meet that demand, Johnson Hardware recently introduced the Series 200WM wall mount door ...