Fiberglass Decking for Balconies and Rooftops
Outdoor living spaces are a hot commodity that is quickly becoming a major value added feature for many homeowners.
Balconies and rooftops are built to provide indoor comfort outdoor and most people are looking for building materials that are both durable and attractive.
Fiberglass (Glass Reinforced Plastic) -GRP or (Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic) – GFRP is a material manufactured out of a combination of various elements. Primarily, it is made of a fiber reinforced plastic resin and then intercut with fine fibers of glass for added strength and durability. It goes through a rigorous manufacturing process that produces a tensile material wit superb quality that makes it suitable for outdoor installations.
Blue Stone Patios
Adding a blue stone patio to your home means increasing the value of your home. This offers you a place where you can relax and spend ample time with your family and friends. Obviously, before undertaking a remodeling project, one must first look at the cost or expenses that the work will incur. Thus, one needs prior adequate planning after deciding that he or she wants to install a blue stone patios to their homes. They also come in two different types that is the thermal and irregular designs. The irregular blue stone pavers can have an average cost of about $4 to $8 per square foot while the thermal blue stone pavers usually can have an average cost of about $5 to $8 per square foot so it is up to the user or buyer to decide which one best suits his or her needs. The blue stone is always preferred by many home users due to its strength and durable capabilities. This also makes it a good choice for patios and other outdoor areas that usually receives high amount of traffic.
Wisconsin Design Build Remodeling Project From Stebnitz Builders
This East Troy home on Booth Lake had a few drainage issues that needed to be resolved, but one thing was clear, the homeowners knew with the proper design features, their property had amazing potential to be a fixture on the lake.
This design build remodeling project was done by Stebitz Builders in Wisconsin. Stebnitz Builders is a full-service remodeling firm with building services that include custom home remodeling, home improvements & house repairs, custom new home building & custom home design. They specialize in kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling services, whole house renovations, additions, windows, doors, repairs, countertops, sunrooms and more!
Ceiling fans first appeared in the United States during the late 1800’s. In the beginning, to run the fans, a stream of water turned a turbine which turned a belt. The belt turning would turn the two fan blades.
In 1882, Philip Dieli invented the first ceiling fan that was powered by a motor. He used the same engine that was used to power the Singer Sewing Machine. By the time, the First World War started most fans were equipped with four blades. More blades on the fan caused it to circulate more air. The fan was also quieter than they were when the fan had two blades. Continue reading
Join Design Build Pros for a behind-the-scenes look at a one-of-a-kind transformation of a backyard in Morris County, New Jersey.
To give you a preview, here are a couple photos of the finished project…
The Homeowners’ Dream
Screen Room Addition for Your Home
Bringing the outdoors inside is a frequent request from homeowners considering an addition project. One of the most efficient ways to accomplish this is by adding a screen room to your home. There’s more to it than just the extra space—it’s the privacy you have, the additional functionality while being able to ward off the sun and rain (the two season screen room) and still being able to enjoy the beauty of nature. A screen room is often considered not only as a ‘home improvement’ but also as a ‘life improvement.’
Image from Houzz in the homeowner’s ideabook
The Design Build Pros team has a new project on tap: designing an outdoor living space that includes a patio, portico over hang, and fire pit. Like most homeowners, the new DBP client wants the project done as soon as possible. The difference? This project is more along the lines of a necessity. The existing area is hazardous, and the homeowner’s have a young child.
The overall objective for the Design Build Pros: have the outdoor living space project completed, by a DBP Network Remodeler, before the end of the year and do so within a modest budget.
Custom Pool Building
If you’ve ever envied your neighbors’ pool and you’re thinking about investing in your own, start your research months ahead of the actual construction day. For custom pool building, nothing is more important than proper planning. This will be one of biggest additions to your house; it will impact how the exterior looks, and how your family passes the free time. Also, it will add up some costs to your regular budget, for cleaning and regular maintenance, so it’s vital to make sure you don’t bite more than you can chew.
Backyard Fire Pit Options
The first thing you would need to do when going for an outdoor fire pit is to select the perfect location where you want to install it. When choosing a location to place your pit, you should mainly consider how safe the location is since even a small spark can sometimes cause problems. As another option, a gas fire pit can help provide warmth while complementing your landscape perfectly.
Rain Catcher System for a Raised Deck
A raised deck is a wonderful addition to any home. It gives you additional outdoor space that would otherwise have been left underutilized. You can use it as a haven outdoors for relaxing with a good book or music. An outdoor raised deck can be used to host barbecue parties or tea parties. You can use it as an extra storage room, perhaps for your sports equipment or gardening equipment. You could even have a nice hot tub in your new deck. The next time you host an outdoor party, you don’t have to pray to the rain gods to avoid your home! No matter what the weather, entertaining need not take a break!