Category Archives: Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor Living Space in Union County, NJ

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Homeowner Idea for an Outdoor Living Space Project in Union County NJ (2)

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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.

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Custom Pool Building

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Custom Pool Building

Custom pool building ~ Design Build Pros (1)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.

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Backyard Fire Pit Options

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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.

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Rain Catcher System for a Raised Deck

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Rain Catcher System for a Raised Deck

Under deck rain catcher system - Design Build Pros (1)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!

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Pub Sheds for Backyard Entertaining

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Pub Sheds for Backyard Entertaining

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There is a new trend going around both in the United Kingdom and here in the United States. It’s one that is seemingly so simple, but many overlook it. It is the backyard pub shed. Yes, that’s right. It’s a shed that you have outside your main house just for you and your friends to relax and enjoy a drink. It’s the perfect getaway from all that life throws at you on a daily basis.

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Folding Patio Doors

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Folding Patio Doors

Folding Patio Doors (10)Folding patio doors are the hottest trend at this moment in time. This can be vividly illustrated by the sheer number of Andersen folding patio doors and LaCatina doors are being sold to eager home owners each quarter. However, new ways of doing things has made the production of folding patio doors easier and consequently more affordable to the common man on the street. The following are the advantages that you will get from having folding patio doors in your home: Continue reading

Starting a Vegetable Garden in Your Yard

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Home Vegetable Garden-Design Build ProsA vegetable garden in your own yard is a great way to obtain fresh vegetables, spices, or fruits without having to pay high prices for them at the grocery store.  In addition, you can freeze your goods in order to eat them throughout the winter for that fresh out of the garden taste in your dinners.  A vegetable garden can also be a captivating family experience, and it can show children the understanding of the natural cycle of growth. Continue reading

Grilling and Entertaining in Your Outdoor Kitchen

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Outdoor Kitchen (13)This has to be the best thing that’s ever happened to your outdoor entertaining, a fantastic outdoor kitchen of your very own. So what’s first in your new space?   Grilling can be such a fun form of cooking, because it allows you to cook while entertaining, instead of being isolated in the kitchen while your friends socialize. It also lets your friends see and smell what you’re making, so they can appreciate, first hand, all the hard work that goes into your entertaining, and so they’re ready to taste what terrific dishes you have grilled for them. Continue reading

3 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a NJ Sunroom Contractor

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NJ Sunroom Contractors

Hiring any sort of contractor to work in or on your home is a very big decision. Besides the fact that there’s the obvious trust factor of allowing a crew of people you don’t know very well into the place where your family lives, you’ll also be giving them full rights to build or renovate the structure where you’ll be living for many years to come.

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What Goes Into a Great NJ Sunroom Design?

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NJ Sunroom DesignLooking for some Sunroom Design ideas?  The sunroom can be one of the most fun rooms in your home to design.  It is also going to be one of your favorite rooms in the house to actually use, so it only makes sense that designing it should be a joy. Even if you feel you don’t have any design skills whatsoever, a little know-how can still go a long way to making sure what you get out of the whole process is in line with what you’re looking for.

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