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What NOT to Plant Around the Home

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AnnahMarie of Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne, IndianaHi There, Fellow Gardeners!

This is AnnahMarie.

Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Indiana will be sharing information on What NOT to Plant Around the Home.

It is important to be aware of what should *not* be planted around the home. Today, we will share some plants not to put around the perimeter of the home, along with a few that are perfect for outdoor decor.

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Fiberglass Decking for Balconies and Rooftops

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Fiberglass Decking for Balconies and Rooftops

Fiberglass decking for balconies and rooftops - Design Build Pros (3)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.

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Outdoor Living Space in Union County, NJ

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

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.

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Retractable Awning

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Cafe LightRetractable Awning for Your Patio or Deck

Everybody loves relaxing on their deck or patio throughout the year, but sometimes the weather can get in the way of that. The sun can be blinding and extremely hot or bad weather, such as rain, can get in the way of enjoying the outdoors. A retractable awning is the perfect solution for all of these problems. A retractable awning provides shade and protection from bad weather, plus it can be retracted when not in use.

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Selecting a Hot Tub for Your Deck or Patio

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deck and patio remodel by AK Renovations-a Design Build Pros Preferred RemodelerIf you’re ready to turn your home into the ultimate relaxation spot, you will have to do some research. Selecting a hot tub for your deck or patio may take a little time, because you want to be sure that you find a model that will fit both your budget and your needs. There are many good options available today. Let’s take a look at what you need to know when shopping for a hot tub for your home: Continue reading

Cozy Cape Cod Becomes a Remodeled Dream Home in New Jersey

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This Monmouth County, New Jersey project started with tearing down the detached garage and then adding approximately 2,400 square feet including a two-car garage with a game room above, a master bedroom suite, powder room, laundry room, and mud room. The existing kitchen was completely remodeled. The exterior received a new dimensional roof. The exterior siding was redone with vinyl and stone. New steps and a portico were added to the front entryway. A second floor terrace was built that overlooks the backyard and connects the entries to the master bedroom and game room. The game room has a spiral staircase down to the mudroom. Continue reading

5 Tips for Deck or Patio Designs, Plans, and Remodeling

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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

Pergolas to Enhance the Look and Comfort of an Outdoor Living Space

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If you’ve been thinking about how to add more elegance to your terrace, patio or deck, a pergola could be the perfect choice. This beautiful structure is a wonderful way to define your outdoor space without closing it in. Pergolas are classic, architectural features that often covered the walkways in Italian Renaissance gardens. A pergola makes a versatile addition to any outdoor living area because it can be customized to fit the style of your yard, whether it’s formal or casual. Pergolas don’t provide full shelter, but their openness is what provides that look of simple elegance. Continue reading

Outdoor Living Space with a Portico Overhang and an Open Air Room

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Outdoor living spaces have become the poster project of staycations. A staycation is a period of time that an individual or family takes time off and relaxes at home.

Outdoor living spaces can be defined by any or all of an outdoor kitchen, patio, deck, portico covered area, screen or sun room, in-ground pool, spa tub, backyard sports or activities, and as much more as you can imagine. Continue reading