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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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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

Outdoor Kitchen for Your Patio

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Outdoor Kitchen (2)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

Wood Patio Deck and Screen Room Get Renovated With Stone and Glass

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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.
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Outdoor Living Space for Shade and Entertaining

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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.
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Family Loves to Entertain But Kitchen Is Too Small

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Dilemma: A family that loves to entertain with a kitchen that is way too small.
Solution: Kitchen addition and remodel. The project includes a rear addition off the existing kitchen and also behind the garage to create a laundry/mudroom. The exterior features casement windows, a masonry patio with stone knee wall, grill, lighting, and a retractable canvas awning. The kitchen displays the unfitted design where all the cabinetry does not match. The perimeter cabinets are stained and the tiered island is a white painted beadboard. The wood flooring is bamboo with a dark stain. The wet bar, with beverage center and dishwasher drawers, is situated on the opposite wall of the cooking area. The addition has a vaulted ceiling and a rear feature wall painted “scarlet red.” The owners, avid Rutgers University football fans, wanted a great space to watch the games, entertain and always be in season! 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