Decks-Porches-Patios

concrete fire pit

Build a classic concrete fire pit with a modern look

Getting your backyard ready to entertain during the fall and winter months can take many forms. One popular outdoor trend is the addition of a fire pit. This trend seems to resurface every year for a variety of reasons. For some, a fire pit provides the perfect area for gathering family and friends on chilly nights. For others, a fire pit is an attractive feature that can increase the beauty of a backyard while offering the functional benefit of hosting... read more
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Prevent falls this fall with a home safety checklist

After months of sticky heat and humidity, its time to put away the shorts and pull out the sweaters because the autumn season is finally here. But, late September brings us more than just cooler temperatures and a wardrobe change. If you or a loved one are over the age of 65, the change in seasons is also...
Beautiful wooden deck with outdoor furniture and pillows

4 fallacies you should never believe about wooden decks

Deck-building trends come and go, including new styles and building materials like composites. However, wood remains the material of choice for the majority of deck projects, according to Popular Mechanics.When youre weighing what type of material to use for your deck project, youll likely hear pros and cons for both composites and wood — as well as a...
lovely backyard patio

5 fabulous deck fix-ups

Are you tired of having a deck youre no longer proud to show off? Youre not alone. According to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Landscape Trends Study, one of the top reasons motivating homeowners to tackle outdoor projects like deck upgrades is their open-air space is past its prime.If youre like surveyed respondents and ready to return your fixer-upper...
backyard oasis

5 tips to make the most of your outdoor space

A beautiful, sunny day is one of the best parts of the season and when you have one, you simply have to be outside. When you step outdoors, where do you go? To the park? The lake? A friend's home?How often do you stay home and enjoy a beautiful day in your own outdoor space?If your answer is...
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