Month: February 2016

Selling your home? Let the bidding wars begin

(HIB) - No wonder you're thinking of selling your home - it's a "seller's market" right now. The housing supply has dwindled, creating more demand for fewer homes.At the same time, according to Realtor Tammy Reinke, buyers' expectations are higher than...

From modest to magnificent: Create an entertainment space for any home

(HIB) - Entertaining at home? Whatever you're planning - big bash or intimate soirée, cheery beer fest or elegant wine tasting - an inviting and accessible built-in bar featuring handsome hardwood cabinetry can help transform mundane household space into the life of the party. And once the festivities are over, all the accouterments such as glasses …

7 steps to allergy relief with spring cleaning

(HIB) - Longing for allergy relief? To stop the endless cycle of sniffles, sneezes and wheezes, it’s time to ready your vacuum and rubber gloves. Spring cleaning helps eliminate allergens so you can relax, breathe easy and enjoy the season. &ldqu...

10 office organization tips to boost productivity

(HIB) - Empty boxes, piles of paper, pens strewn about - everyone is guilty of office disorganization. What most people don't realize is a messy, disheveled office space can actually dramatically reduce worker efficiency and productivity.A staggering 9...

Give homes custom curb appeal with exterior moulding and trim

(HIB) - When it comes to home exteriors, the beauty is in the details. Custom homes have rich, unique exterior elements, including decorative moulding and trim, which enhance architectural aesthetics and create captivating curb appeal. But you don't need a custom home to enjoy custom looks. With eye-catching details tastefully placed - from the front porch …

Understanding the millennial home

(HIB) - For years, consumer buying power and purchasing trends have focused around baby boomers. However, within the past several years, the spotlight has shifted to the 80-plus million Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 known as millennials. Now ...

5 reasons you’re not sleeping

(HIB) - Tossing, turning and constantly waking - it can be maddening when you don't get the sleep your mind and body so desperately needs. If you constantly struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep, you're in good (albeit tired) company.Millions of Amer...