Month: May 2016

Cool summer renovation ideas keep homes more comfortable when the heat is on

(HIB) - Once spring cleanup is done, you may feel ready to tackle some renovation projects this summer. If so, you're not alone: 62 percent of homeowners plan to undertake a home improvement project this year, according to a Harris poll. Homeowners will renovate to improve their home's appearance, livability and energy efficiency, the survey found.It's …

Get alarmed! Protect your home from the dangers of smoke and fire

(HIB) - Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms - often due to missing alarm batteries or expired alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).Fortunately, a new generation of home safety technology, combined with tried-and-true safety practices, can help keep homes and families safer from …

Moving? 5 tips to keep your valuables safe

(HIB) - Beyond the flowers blooming, the sound of birds singing and the burst of warm weather, something happens in May. After a long winter, the rising temperatures make spring a prime time to move. College students are moving out of dorms, young fami...

Home improvement investments that pay you back

(HIB) - Homeowners are looking for value in every home improvement project they take on - whether they are upgrading for resale or their own pride of ownership. With new technologies and products on the market, it is easier than ever to add value to yo...

5 easy tips to make a bold impression in your home

(HIB) - 5 Easy Tips to Make a Bold Impression in Your HomeIf you are looking to make a change in your home, a small, inexpensive weekend painting project can transform your space and brighten your outlook.According to a new survey by Nielsen and Sherwi...

Wise up to the benefits of a smart home

(HIB) - Smart homes make life easier and more convenient. Who wouldn't love being able to control lighting, entertainment and temperature from their couch - or from anywhere for that matter? Whether you're at work or on vacation, smart devices alert yo...

5 easy tips for a stunning summer yard

(HIB) - Summer's arrival brings longer days and more sunshine. This season also means more of your favorite outdoor activities, such as relaxing in the backyard or working in the garden. In fact, there is no better time to refresh your outdoor space."T...