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  • Cost Savings Tips for Fencing Projects

    Cost Savings Tips for Fencing Projects

    Building a new fence is a great way to sharpen your home’s outdoor space. However, without a clear sense of how your project will proceed, you may end up spending more than you anticipate. Luckily, there are a few key strategies you can use to keep the cost of your fence under control. Choose the […]

  • Fencing Ideas for Large and Small Backyards

    Fencing Ideas for Large and Small Backyards

    Your fence is more than a divider between your property and your neighbor’s. It’s an architectural element that can define how your space looks and feels. But if you have a particularly large—or small—backyard, choosing the right design and materials becomes even more important. Here are our professional fencing ideas for all backyards, big and […]

  • Aluminum vs. Wood Patio Covers: Which Is Right for You?

    Aluminum vs. Wood Patio Covers: Which Is Right for You?

    If you’re thinking about installing a new patio cover for your outdoor space, you might be wondering about the differences between aluminum and wood patio covers. Both look stylish, protect against the weather, and won’t break your bank.

  • 7 Awesome Patio Cover Ideas

    7 Awesome Patio Cover Ideas

    Unlike adding a whole new room to your home, patio covers deliver more bang for your buck while creating dramatic change to your livable space. If you’re still thinking, “all patio covers are pretty much the same,” think again. Get some fresh inspiration from these seven awesome patio cover ideas. Louvers Why decide between a […]

  • How To Go Green with a Raised Garden Bed

    How To Go Green with a Raised Garden Bed

    More and more households are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact and live more sustainably. With the push toward healthier foods from local sources, many people have started to gather some of their produce from the most local source possible: their own backyards. Planting an edible garden has never been easier, even if […]

  • Chic Outdoor Spaces: Garden Accents and Decorative Panels

    Chic Outdoor Spaces: Garden Accents and Decorative Panels

    Spring is finally here and now is the time to start reimagining your outdoor space. If you haven’t updated your garden lately, it’s time to take a second look. There are many eye-catching garden accents and other decorative elements that can help you transform the appearance – and use – of your outdoor space in […]

  • The Latest Advancements in Composite Siding

    The Latest Advancements in Composite Siding

    When most people hear the phrase “house siding,” they think of overlapping wood planks, a frequent sight in nearly every region of the country except Southern California. While traditional wood siding is still a common material in use in older homes, newer homes feature composite siding options that perform just as well, if not better, […]

  • Wood Siding Options and Costs: Planning Tips

    Wood Siding Options and Costs: Planning Tips

    Siding generally isn’t top-of-mind for local homeowners. Many houses in this area are surfaced with stucco, a perfectly fine choice for Southern California’s moderate weather. That said, drive around any neighborhood and look a little closer: you’ll see lots of attractive siding options that make a huge difference in a home’s style. If you’re thinking of […]

  • Is Trex Decking Right for My Project? A Quick Q & A

    Is Trex Decking Right for My Project? A Quick Q & A

    Among our favorite versatile outdoor building materials is Trex decking. If you’re not familiar with Trex (or just know the basics), here’s a quick run-down of whether or not you should consider this versatile product for your next project.

  • Introducing LINX: A Quick & Easy Pergola System

    Introducing LINX: A Quick & Easy Pergola System

    Installing a pergola can instantly transform your outdoor space. In addition to providing shade and creating a focal point, a well-built pergola adds a “wow” factor that can revive an underutilized outdoor area. If you think building an attractive pergola is too complicated or time-consuming, think again. There’s an exciting new product on the market […]