Ardhadeck Ballantyne pressure treated wood deck with pergola 1280

Ideas for projects to improve your outdoor living space

Looking for a DIY project to improve your outdoor space and create an inviting oasis for everyone in the family to get outside and have fun together?Here are some projects to consider, and the prep work involved.1) Check your deckDoes your existing deck need repair? Check for loose balusters or railing or other issues needing attention. If you want to resurface your deck or build a new deck, measure the area and research how much decking youll need. Fortunately, there... read more
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You might need a landscape professional if …

In this age of DIY, many outdoor home projects look doable. The truth is, plenty of outdoor projects tackled by homeowners to save money are better left to landscape professionals. When attempting these projects on their own, homeowners soon realize that some jobs require more knowledge and expertise than an online search engine can provide, and the project...
lovely 3 season porch with deck

3 small things (plus 1 big thing) that you can do to add value to your home

When it comes to your home, you want updates that make your property more comfortable, beautiful and of course, valuable. Whether you have a big budget or more elbow grease than cash to invest, there are numerous things you can do to improve your home's worth immediately.Here are three small things you can do to boost your home's...
Year round outdooring living space with Tamko decking, fire place, comfortable furniture

4 ways to enjoy your outdoor living space year-round

A one-of-a-kind, all-seasons deck is possible in any climate — if the right features are included in the design. The key is to combine features that protect from the elements, and use the right materials to make it happen.Whether youre revamping an existing area or creating a brand-new outdoor living space to enjoy all year long, the following...
kabobs on the grill

Tales from the grill: Why Americans are hooked on cooking outdoors

Americans have a long-standing love affair with grilling. This relationship started many years ago. Our ancestors first learned to cook over an open flame, and today grilling has become a year-round lifestyle choice with many preferring to cook outdoors.Why do Americans love grilling so much? The reasons are wide ranging. Some grill to relax. The backyard is their...
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