9 Great Energy Saving Ideas for Your Home

9 Great Energy Saving Ideas for Your Home The average household in the United States spends about $2,200 per year on utility bills. When you start thinking of the uses to which you could put an extra $2,200, you realize that this is not chump change we’re discussing. Saving money through lower utility bills can… Continue reading 9 Great Energy Saving Ideas for Your Home

Fun Suggestions on How to Make a Water Filter

As both a matter of good taste and good health, most families are better off not drinking the water straight from the tap. There are lots of impurities and varying degree of concern. The easiest, cleanest and tastiest solution is to filter your water. In a previous post, HIR reviewed 7 great options for top… Continue reading Fun Suggestions on How to Make a Water Filter

Quick and Easy Steps for Replacing Bathroom Sink Faucets

Sometimes even a small little addition can pick up the bathroom. Leaking faucets are annoying, waste water and if neglected can lead to further water damage. These quick and easy steps to bathroom facet replacement will give you the low down on how to change bathroom faucets with no muss or fuss.   Quick and… Continue reading Quick and Easy Steps for Replacing Bathroom Sink Faucets

6 Non-toxic Tips to keep Animals out of Your Garden

It’s maybe just a tad ironic that those who most enjoy communing with nature, as in growing gardens and enjoying the local wildlife, find their passions somewhat in conflict once the local wildlife eats up one’s garden. Those who don’t want their garden to be little more than a feeding ground for local deer, squirrels… Continue reading 6 Non-toxic Tips to keep Animals out of Your Garden

5 Best Selling Paint Sprayers

Painting can be a demanding job, both time consuming and for working on some surfaces, such as lattices or fences, requiring meticulous effort and concentration. A power sprayer can be a real home improvement lifesaver when faced with these kinds of jobs. HIR is happy to introduce you to 5 best selling power sprayers to… Continue reading 5 Best Selling Paint Sprayers

Your Annual DIY Home Inspection Check List, Part 2

One of the most basic projects of home improvement you can undertake is to avoid home deterioration. Things do have a way of wearing down and when they do so it is generally a slow process that you don’t necessarily notice, until, all of a sudden it turns into a rapid process and you have… Continue reading Your Annual DIY Home Inspection Check List, Part 2

Your Annual DIY Home Inspection Check List, Part 1

One of the most basic projects of home improvement you can undertake is to avoid home deterioration. Things do have a way of wearing down and when they do so it is generally a slow process that you don’t necessarily notice, until, all of a sudden it turns into a rapid process and you have… Continue reading Your Annual DIY Home Inspection Check List, Part 1

9 Color Wheel Interior Design Tips

I read somewhere that there are 7 million colors distinguishable to the human eye. Sometimes it feels like the paint companies are set upon offering you every single one of them as an option for your home improvement project. Don’t get me wrong; I’m all for choice and the more choice the better. However, it… Continue reading 9 Color Wheel Interior Design Tips

Tips on How to Build an Archway

If you’re looking to add a little elegance and airiness to your home, the flow can be nicely enhanced by adding an archway between rooms. You will want to avoid messing about with load bearing walls, but otherwise it is a pretty straightforward affair. Here are some tips on removing a wall or simply expanding… Continue reading Tips on How to Build an Archway

Dealing with the structural beams of your basement ceiling

When finishing a basement, one of the matters that confront us is how to deal with the structural beams. They’re obviously essential to the durability and safety of the home (you got the “structural” bit, right?), yet it is true that they can be a nuisance from a design perspective. Standing out in the renovated… Continue reading Dealing with the structural beams of your basement ceiling