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.
Porcelain Pavers for Your Back Yard Patio
When taking a look at your back yard patio, or outdoor living space, one option to consider is porcelain pavers. Durability and versatility are two impressive quality possessed by this material. These pavers can be placed directly over grass, sand, gravel, or existing flooring, or can be used with spacers or risers. Further, their colors remain unchanged over time, and materials are anti-slip, frost resistant, and easy to install and maintain.
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.
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!
Retractable 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.
If 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
Taking an outdoor area and making it comfortable for daily use is not as difficult as it may seem. There are a lot of options that you can consider to help transform any deck, patio, or garden. Here’s an easy guide on how to turn your outdoor space into an inviting retreat: Continue reading
An outdoor kitchen is a great idea to use the space for get-togethers and parties, family dinners, lunches or just a relaxing afternoon. Your patio can be adorned with appliances like grills and steak-makers, as well as beach chairs and sofas in order to make it more comfortable and welcoming.
The patio can also be covered, and have an inside-fire for rainy days and nights- which can be made more enjoyable with roasting marshmallows inside, while family and friends hunch together for story-telling and tale recounting. Continue reading
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.