A Garage Makeover to Get Your Space Back

So you’ve bought a brand new car? Or maybe the old one is getting a little temperamental in the cold or wet weather? So you’ve decided to start keeping it in the garage. Ah, the garage. Yes, no car is fitting in there, is it? It’s become a real cultural phenomenon, how so many of… Continue reading A Garage Makeover to Get Your Space Back

Design your ultimate man cave

Call it primal if you like, I don’t claim to know all the evolutionary biology behind it, but men do seem to like their private little caves away from the rest of domestic life. If the man in your family is itching for some private grunt time, that’s no reason he can’t still benefit from… Continue reading Design your ultimate man cave

5 Grilling safety and food safety tips

I bet, when you think of the great mid-summer barbeque party, friends and family gathered about, fine food and merriment flowing, somehow explosions, flames and bacteria are not at the forefront of your mind. They are though lurking in the shadows waiting to jump. The casual mood of the grill party doesn’t always lend itself… Continue reading 5 Grilling safety and food safety tips

7 Tips on the appliance extended warranty

You’ve decided to take the plunge and layout a big wad of cash to buy that new appliance, the refrigerator, dishwasher or clothes dryer, but then you’re faced with yet another decision that affects your budget. Do you take on the appliance service contract? These contracts also known as extended warranties, provide repair and maintenance… Continue reading 7 Tips on the appliance extended warranty

Some Oven Cleaning Tips and Maintenance Suggestions

Certainly a clean oven is more appealing that one that isn’t. And these days the great new self cleaning ovens make oven cleaning an easier and more attractive endeavour. However, decisions about cleaning your oven can be a bit more complicated than just that. You need to know not only how to clean your oven,… Continue reading Some Oven Cleaning Tips and Maintenance Suggestions

7 Tips on how to build a window seat

If you’re looking to add some cozy seating area to your home, but can’t (or just don’t want to) spare any interior floor space for it, a window seat may be just the thing you need. Window seating gives you the space, does so while providing a pleasant and aesthetically pleasing setting, and can be… Continue reading 7 Tips on how to build a window seat

7 Tips on Installing fixed roof windows

A roof window is different from a skylight; it is like a regular window with sashes that pivot or slide open, as opposed to a skylight that has fixed panes of glass that cannot be opened. Whether fixed or not, in certain situations, a window can be framed from inside the roof to provide the… Continue reading 7 Tips on Installing fixed roof windows

Tips on choosing best pressure washers

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B004S8JHLS” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GvDwPURsL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Pressure washers are great little tools that allow you to get cleaning jobs done fast and effectively. They can literally trim hours off of many cleaning jobs. If you’re wondering how to buy a pressure washer, there are a few valuable tips for getting best pressure washers for your… Continue reading Tips on choosing best pressure washers

6 Tips on Attic Flooring Options

In previous HIR posts we’ve discussed the remodeling and renovation of attics, both some of the considerations in getting the work done and some of the uses to which such a space can be applied. Whatever you decide to do with an attic, even if you just want to enhance it as a storage space, if… Continue reading 6 Tips on Attic Flooring Options

7 Tips on Selecting Best Roof Colors

Whether you’re building your home from scratch or have come to that time where an old roof needs to be replaced, you should give some thought to your choices. It’s too easy to think of a roof exclusively for its functionality; it also has aesthetic value, contributes to your home’s curb appeal and resale value… Continue reading 7 Tips on Selecting Best Roof Colors