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The Gazebo: Plans and Designs for Your Backyard

Building a gazebo is usually high on a homeowner’s to-do list. The romantic and serene feel of a wooden gazebo makes even the smallest back yard feel comforting. With the plethora of do-it-yourself instructions and kits available, even a beginner can build a beautiful outdoor space with little effort.  Since this is just one of […]

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Do Metal Roof Plans Work for A Patio?

One of the primary reasons to consider a metal roof is because of its longevity. It is not uncommon for a steel roof to last for more than 50 years. This is why you will hear that metal roofing is the last type of roof you’ll ever need to put on your home. There are […]

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The Return of Screened Porches

Once a standard facet of most homes, screened porches gave way to decks and patios in the 1950s and 1960s. The many conveniences provided by screened in porch area, however, have allowed them to make a much-heralded ‘comeback’ in recent years. By protecting you from insects and the elements, they open up an entirely new […]

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Deck Railings: Ideas, Designs and Materials

Railings are an important feature for any deck. Over the last decade, the deck industry has introduced a variety of different aesthetically pleasing systems that can be installed in both home and commercial environments. Below are deck railing ideas to consider during your research.   All of the commercially available systems will be rated for […]

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Choosing Patio Concrete Designs: Concrete Stain or Concrete Paint

Among the more popular ways of laying a patio floor involves the use of concrete in some form – corny pun intended – or another. Here, we’ll be discussing some of the more aesthetically pleasing patio concrete designs. These concrete finishes and designs have a number of benefits over other flooring options. There was a […]

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