Month: July 2014

Can’t Afford To Decorate? Think Again!

One of the biggest obstacles to revamping your home (besides motivation) is the cost.  Out with the old and in with the new can be an expensive philosophy.  Why not try working with what you have,  slashing your budget and possibly making some money out of it?  Here’s a few ideas to get the ball rolling: …

Your how-to guide for an amazing deck makeover

(HIB) - Deck season is in full swing, but before you mix that pitcher of lemonade or fire up the grill, you may want to give your deck a much-needed makeover.  “If you’ve never cleaned and stained your deck before, you probably have lo...

5 summer paint projects to create a splash

(HIB) - With the arrival of warm summer temperatures, it’s time to brighten the home with sensational summer shades. And it’s easy to add a pop of vibrant color with the help from the experts at Krylon spray paint.“Painting is a proje...

Summer projects to make your home sensational

(HIB) - Summer is here and this is the time when you want to be outside as much as possible, soak up the sun, eat amazing food and enjoy the company of family and friends. You’ll also see more of your home’s exterior on days like this than ...

Summertime home improvements don’t have to be all work and no play

(HIB) - If this year’s summer vacation plans involve more hardware than beachwear, don’t fret. Just apply tried-and-true trip-planning principles to your “staycation” renovation plans and you can ensure both your time and money are well spent.Set a budgetYou would rarely take a vacation without setting a limit on the amount of money you can spend. …

Build a lasting memory with your backyard project

(HIB) - There are regular backyard projects and then there are those special backyard projects that bring families closer together, both during the construction and while enjoying the finished piece.If you want to improve your backyard with a special project for your family this year but you’re not sure what to build, here are a few …

Meatless options for the grill

(HIB) - Cheeseburgers, chicken thighs and hot dogs are common fare at summer barbeques, but what about guests who are looking to reduce their meat intake? In addition to traditional meat dishes, there are many ways to prepare meals on the grill that ev...