Renovating or replacing your patio cover can breathe new life into a dull back yard. You’ve seen examples of patio covers you love. You’ve gotten ideas from the internet, magazines and friends. But are you ready to tackle the installation yourself? Or would hiring a contractor be the wiser choice? Here are some helpful guidelines […]

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Home siding is one of those improvements that can dramatically change the appearance of your house. It’s a pretty big decision—from an investment and an aesthetic standpoint—so you should consider your options carefully before making a commitment. Here’s a quick look at the most important things to keep in mind when buying new siding for […]

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Horizontal fences have been around forever (ex. prairie fences) but have recently surged in popularity. With a smart layout and thoughtful materials, a horizontal fence can turn a ho-hum yard into an outdoor show-stopper. Sometimes called “good neighbor fences” because they look good from both sides of the fence, the uninterrupted lines of a horizontal […]

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It’s no secret that a stunning kitchen or stellar location can elevate the value of your home. However, there are many less expensive exterior modifications that can deliver a serious lift on asking price, too. With a little creativity and a manageable investment, you can add eye-catching features that make your home more attractive to […]

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Whether you’re using classic redwood decking or versatile new composite materials, universal principles of deck installation and upgrades are the same as they have been for centuries. However, the standards and codes that are required for a safe, stable deck that can stand up to today’s inspection are always evolving. Though a basic deck update […]

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Whether you’ve installed or upgraded a deck on your own or you’re deciding to undertake a project of this magnitude for the first time, going it alone might not be the wisest choice. Laying down a deck seems easy. Install the understructure, nail down the decking and you’re done. Simple, right? The fact is, there […]

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You and your deck have been through a lot together – the parties, the barbeques, the quiet days reading a book and the peaceful Summer nights. However, after time, a well-used deck can look just that, well-used. The good news is that there are some things you can do to breathe new life into your […]

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