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!
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.
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 →
A 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 →
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 →
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.
Looking 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.
This Monmouth County, New Jersey home had an existing wood deck with a screen room on a deck. For combined reasons of aesthetics, usability, durability and longevity the client wanted to redo both. The project was to rebuild the screen room with additional framing, insulation, porcelain floor tile from Best Tile in Keyport, detailed trim, plus energy-efficient windows and doors. The deck was to be replaced with bluestone slabs set in concrete, a stone retaining wall capped with bluestone and lighting plus a custom wood-burning stone fireplace. Continue reading →
These Monmouth County, New Jersey homeowners wanted to create a space that would provide a shady retreat in their southern-facing back yard. The end result is a true outdoor living space over 500 square feet in size, including separate eating and entertaining areas, a gas fireplace, a TV, porcelain floor, French door, and custom Board and Batten ceiling. Continue reading →
A backyard deck or patio is the foundation of an outdoor living space, family fun, and entertaining friends. When planning the project and space there are some obvious things to consider. How big to build it? What material will we use? How much will it cost? There are a few more things to consider that may be a part of a deck or patio project, but are often overlooked up front. Having options and decision pop up during or after construction causes delays, headaches, and extra cost; all of which neither a remodeler nor homeowner wants. Continue reading →