Outdoor-Living

birds eye view of a pool and deck

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 can combine three basic elements — decking, railing and lighting — in nearly endless ways to "paint" a personal masterpiece of fun... read more
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Latest deck trend: 'Monster' size, mega-luxury

Move over mini — the new trend in decking is anything but small.When it comes to the size of their decks, the majority of Americans feel bigger is better — as multiple surveys indicate decks are getting larger and more luxurious, RealtorMag reports.Todays decks dwarf the outdoor spaces of decades ago, and blur the lines between indoor and...
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Simple steps to create the perfect outdoor oasis

Summer is home to many of the years most beautiful days, so who can blame you for wanting to spend them all outside? Your yard becomes your living room and your patio the kitchen. Its your home away from home, which begs the question — do you like your current digs?If your home's outdoor space lacks the comfort...
red devil water seal being used on a window

Home innovations that protect against moisture

There is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain,...
woman spraying off deck with power washer

DIY pressure washing: How to get great results

Clean siding and trim can do as much for a homes curb appeal as fresh flowers, neatly trimmed hedges and a repainted front door. You could scrub for hours trying to remove dirt, mold and mildew, or you could do the job more quickly and easily with a pressure washer.However, if you decide to pressure wash your homes...
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