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  • How a New Deck Will Add Usable Space to Your Backyard

    How a New Deck Will Add Usable Space to Your Backyard

    Homeowners are constantly considering ways to optimize their living space. Lesser used or unused outdoor areas equal premium real estate, particularly for homes with smaller square footage. Even with the most spacious living room or kitchen space, no one looks around and wishes it to be smaller. Instead, the focus is on creating extra room, […]

  • 5 Tips to Choose Decking Material

    5 Tips to Choose Decking Material

    Extending a living space outdoors by building a backyard deck is a resourceful idea, particularly when it’s possible to experience deck-friendly weather year-round. However, not all outdoor building materials are the same. There are several factors to consider before selecting what will work best for your project and purpose. #1: Consider Desired Level of Maintenance […]

  • The Best Wood Stain for Your Outdoor Project

    The Best Wood Stain for Your Outdoor Project

    Picking the perfect stain for your outdoor build is about more than just browsing the aisles at your local lumber store and selecting the most attractive color. Your choice of stain can have a major impact on how long your wood looks great and remains protected. If you’re trying to decide on the best wood stain for […]

  • The Local Lumberyard: Your Secret Advantage for Outdoor Building

    The Local Lumberyard: Your Secret Advantage for Outdoor Building

    Generating ideas and compiling your materials is an important part of any outdoor building project. If the idea of trudging down to the big box home improvement store and being on your own to figure out which materials you’ll need sounds overwhelming, there’s a great solution that lots of contractors and serious DIYers know: your […]

  • Louvered Patio Covers: Ideal for Southern California

    Louvered Patio Covers: Ideal for Southern California

    Southern California’s perfect temperatures and low rainfall make this the ideal area to take advantage of indoor/outdoor living, working, and relaxing. Your patio cover is the protection between your outdoor space and the elements. Lattice-style covers permit plenty of sunlight and breeze — with the tradeoff that your patio will surely get a bit wet […]

  • 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 […]