Decks-Porches-Patios

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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 to its former glory, the process may seem daunting. Fortunately, a little inspiration is all you need to transform your deck into... read more
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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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Turn your basic backyard into an outdoor oasis

Summers in full swing, but are you truly making the most of it? Creating a vibrant outdoor space can expand the living area of your home, while providing a unique venue for entertaining or relaxation, allowing you to enjoy every free moment to the fullest.From the ultimate sports bar to a zen paradise, the outdoor design possibilities are...
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More than comfort, heat safety tips can save your life

From tornadoes and floods to hail and lightning storms, the United States experiences a broad array of extreme weather. Fatalities do occur, but many people are surprised to learn that the weather event that causes the greatest number of deaths is heat.According to the National Weather Service, heat causes the greatest number of weather-related fatalities each year. In...
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Your backyard canvas: 3 ways to create an outdoor living area as unique as you are

Its amazing to contemplate that all the famous paintings in history — from da Vincis Mona Lisa to van Goghs Starry Night — are essentially formed from three primary colors. Artists skillfully combine red, yellow and blue to formulate an infinite range of colors to bring their paintings to life.Likewise, when creating your own outdoor living space, you...
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