Creating the Ultimate Backyard for Summer
Summer is all about spending time outside and taking advantage of the warm weather. For most homeowners, the backyard is a relaxing haven and an extension of the home during the summer months. One contractor leads generation company has been told by clients that outdoor living spaces and outdoor kitchens in particular, are increasing in popularity. Here are a few simple tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your backyard this summer.
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From tossing into dishes or sprinkling on a sweet potato, there is nothing in comparison to the delicious spice of Cinnamon. Continue reading
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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
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
The homeowners wanted the kitchen with butler’s pantry remodeled before they moved into their newly purchased home in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey. The existing cabinetry and finishes did not suit their styles and taste. The main appliances and same footprint were to remain. The changes included the cabinetry and island, countertops, flooring, and lighting. Of high importance to the client was removing the center soffit, reconfiguring the island and countertop peninsula, plus adding soffit cabinets with glass doors to accentuate the ten foot high ceiling. Continue reading
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
Summer is perfect for BBQ grills, but vinyl siding is not. Vinyl siding is made from organic materials and can melt when exposed to a significant heat source. Therefore, an outdoor BBQ should be placed a minimum of three feet from any vinyl-sided wall.
I recall occasions that a homeowner would phone in about a warranty claim for their vinyl siding warping. Upon inspection, noting that the severely warped area was approximately 3′ wide and 2′ high and 4′ above the deck and patio, it is clear that the cause was a hot BBQ placed too close. Continue reading
Memorial Day is about honoring the lives of men and women who died serving and protecting our country. Many homeowners will raise a glass and celebrate the holiday — the unofficial start of summer — around a tablescape of Americana decor, chilled watermelon, cold beer and a homemade dessert. No matter how you choose to celebrate Memorial Day, let’s enjoy the spirit of freedom and the start of warmer days with ideas from these inspiring outdoor kitchens. Continue reading
Does your yard have a patio? Is that patio ready for summer, family fun, and great entertaining? Check out these fabulous outdoor living spaces then contact the Design Build Planners to begin the process of having your very own! Continue reading