Month: January 2016

8 homeowner dilemmas solved with 1 simple fix

(HIB) - Unless you are the latest lottery winner or Queen of England (thank you for reading your Majesty), you try to make your home improvements really count, and sometimes have to choose one upgrade over another. What if we told you there is a rather...

Expert advice for surviving severe weather

(HIB) - It's out there - that next bout of severe weather is on its way. No matter where you live in the United States, the potential for severe weather always exists and sometimes it comes without much warning."None of us really knows what the weather...

3 tips for breaking the DIY barrier

(HIB) - Whether inspired by countless cable shows or the desire to have the perfect kitchen, more Americans are doing their own home improvement projects. Laying hardwood floors, installing plumbing and replacing windows has become another DIY task lik...

Classical vs. Modern: 2 Famous Florida Houses

You can experience two very different 20th century approaches to house design in Florida: the eclectic Renaissance Revival style Deering mansion known as Vizcaya in Miami vs. the Machine-age esthetic of the Walker Guest house, replicated and on exhibit at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota through October 6 2016.

Homeowners liable for snow, ice control

(HIB) - During the winter months, it’s common to see shopping centers and business owners out and about clearing snow and ice from pathways, parking spaces and entrances. But this isn’t just good business to help customers get in the door &...

Getting an early start on spring

(HIB) - As soon as the first morning frost appears and the first snowflakes start to pile up, many begin looking forward to spring. Images of green leaves, red and orange blossoms, fresh vegetables and herbs help keep the cold winter days manageable as...

Transform your home today, stay safe tomorrow

(HIB) - While many can only dream of the day they’ll retire, for baby boomers, that dream is quickly becoming a reality. By the year 2030, approximately 20 percent of Americans are expected to be age 65 or older, according to the U.S. Census Bure...

Make your bathroom a retreat for holistic living

(HIB) - In holistic living, all things are interconnected, which means home design has a big influence on health and wellness. One room where every household member can benefit from the art of holistic living is the bathroom. With some strategic upgrad...