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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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Attractive Sunroom Designs That Are Just As Comfortable

When you’re looking for the perfect blend of summer sun and more livable space to enjoy in your home, the sunroom makes a great space to consider.  Whether these sunroom designs are a more custom built project or they are as simple as retrofit sunroom kits that you can install in an existing patio space, […]

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Front Porch Designs: Ideas, Photos and More

In our quest to enjoy our homes, we’ve increasingly been looking to the outdoor spaces and yards as places to create more livable room.  This is not necessarily a new fact, porches have long been the staple of the American dream home.  At some point, we’ve all known or have an image of those front […]

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