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R&R in the great outdoors: 3 ways to transform your outdoor living space

As Americans increasingly appreciate the therapeutic benefits of nature, theyre putting more thought and effort into creating beautiful, comfortable and functional living areas outside their own homes.These days, such outdoor havens are considered valuable home extensions rather than underutilized corners of your yard. More than 70 percent of U.S. households now incorporate outdoor living spaces, reports one survey, and nearly 70 percent use those areas at least weekly in season.A favorite material for such havens is Western Red Cedar, a... read more
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4 ways hardscapes can add value to your home

Outdoor hardscape projects add resale value to a home as well as bring extra enjoyment to homeowners while they are living in the home, according to the Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).The report confirms that investing in landscaping and hardscaping is a win-win,...
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Ideas to help you reap big rewards from your garden

Get active outdoors with a hobby more satisfying than binge-watching another television series. As a pastime, gardening can help you eat delicious, more flavorful food while transforming your patio or yard into a colorful hangout for butterflies and bees.Many people dont realize how easy it is to have a fresh supply of crisp veggies, fragrant herbs or fresh-grown...
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Top trends to inspire your outdoor living

Outdoor living spaces rank first among special function rooms desired by consumers, according to the American Institute for Architects, and so homeowners are expected to be going all-in for the outdoors in 2018.Trex Company, a maker of premium decking and railing, has gleaned insights from contractors, homeowners and industry experts to compile the following outdoor living trends that...
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Best way to maximize space for your swimming pool installation

<p>You don&rsquo;t need to have a vast and picturesque backyard to be able to move forward with a <strong>swimming pool installation</strong>. While open spaces definitely increase your options and give you a clean slate to work with, you shouldn&rsquo;t give up on your swimming pool dreams if you have a cramped backyard. There are tips and tricks that...
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