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 …