Although the troubled economy has curtailed many homeowners’ major renovation projects, that doesn’t mean remodeling work has come to a complete halt. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry released the results of a poll sent to top builders and developers that identified next year’s remodeling trends. The common theme? […]
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Wood and composite decks have a distinct advantage over stone patios. With a wooden frame, it’s a simple thing to install more than one level, creating an attractive and usable space. Stone or paved patios can be done this way, but it requires retaining walls and possibly extensive excavation. With […]
As popular as outdoor living areas have become, there’s often one essential thing missing when lounging on your backyard deck. Privacy. Many suburbanites love their wood or composite decks and would hang out there all day. But sometimes tanning, having a romantic dinner or just chatting with friends on the […]
We pulled this video from Extreme-HowTo which gives a quick look at what it takes to replace your wood decking with a composite decking such as Fiberon, TimberTech, or Trex. It’s a fairly easy process but can be a bit labor intensive and will go much faster with help from […]
If you’re going to build your own deck one of the first considerations after you’ve laid out your posts is how deep your footings should be set. This is determined by the frost line in your area and the map above (courtesy of Home Depot Outdoor Projects) should give you […]
There is nothing better than stepping outside and enjoying the outdoors on a summer day. A proper deck can make this experience even more serene but it achieving a deck that is both functional and stylish is sometimes difficult when all you see are square deck designs that aren’t always […]
More proof that concrete patios are becoming a great alternative to outdoor decks.
Wow – these decklights from Phillips are sharp. For safety purposes alone they could serve as a nice border for a railless deck as well as assist in illuminating stairs. Philips Aurelle LED Decklight [Uncrate]
Just because you’ve got a small outdoor space such as a terrace or balcony doesn’t mean you should neglect its features or surfaces. You can spruce up your small outdoor space with deck tiles that come in wood or porcelain and they require very little maintenance.
Now that the weathers warm and the days are longer it’s time you put some effort into your outside space. Start with performing a thorough cleaning of your front, back, and side yards. Remove anything from your yard that isn’t absolutely necessary. This includes old mulch piles, leaves, sticks, trash, […]
It’s BBQ season and if you live in a cold weather climate your deck and BBQ have probably been covered with snow or it’s been too cold to spend much time in your yard. Part of your spring cleaning should include prepping your yard and outside area for the coming […]