Month: January 2009

Home Theater Tips for Do-it-yourselfers

There’s the teen who refuses to turn off her cell phone, the toddler booting the back of your seat and the $5 bucket of popcorn that tastes like it’s been around since the silent era. Isn’t going to the movies supposed to be fun?    

How to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs without Cutting Comfort

 Heating and cooling systems account for 56 percent of energy used in a typical home, making it the largest energy expense for most households, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Making smarter decisions about your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system can help you save money on your monthly utility bills.

How to Add Roses to Your Spring Garden

Stroll your neighborhood and chances are you’ll spot landscape shrub roses decorating someone’s garden or backyard. Take a drive into town, and you’ll see them planted at your favorite shopping center.

Turn Your Bedroom into a Blissful Oasis

(HIB) – If your bedroom is more like a catastrophe than an oasis, it may be time to wake up and take on the chaos. Designers and sleep experts agree that your bedroom should be a peaceful refuge, a restful retreat that creates an atmosphere conducive to sleep and relaxation. Five Tips to Turn Chaos into …