Outdoor Patios and Decks

There are many decisions you have to make when building a new house, renovating an old one, or just refreshing a space. Minute details may include which hardware to use, what type of flooring, and where you want to place outlets. Outside, however, you may have to choose what type of space you’d like for entertaining.  Should you add a deck to your home, or … Continue reading Outdoor Patios and Decks

Getting Started with Deck and Patio Designs

Deck or patio? Which do you have at your home, or which is ideal to build out in your backyard space? While both have striking differences, what each has in common is the fact that they extend your livable outdoor space.  Maybe you have an existing deck that needs rebuilding, or your backyard is a blank canvas and you need the inspiration to build a … Continue reading Getting Started with Deck and Patio Designs

2020 Deck Trends

Considering your own deck remodel or construction project in the future? You’re not alone — the composite decking industry grows each year by about 5%, and shows no signs of slowing down. American families are seeking more outdoor space to entertain, dine al fresco, splash into the pool, and simply immerse themselves in the simple pleasures of nature. Before you begin building your own dream … Continue reading 2020 Deck Trends

How to Decorate Your Deck for Outdoor Entertaining

Do you dream of hosting backyard barbecues, casual cocktail evenings, and pool parties all summer long? In your mind, should every upcoming birthday bash, retirement party, or weekend hangout take place on your sprawling deck optimized for fun in the sun? Without the proper setup, your deck could become a bare, neglected space primarily used to get from the house to the backyard. In order … Continue reading How to Decorate Your Deck for Outdoor Entertaining

Deck Layout Ideas

You’ve started construction on your dream deck. You’ve budgeted, consulted a contractor, decided on materials, and are counting down the days until your first celebratory cookout. As you begin mulling over the furnishings of your deck, you may become frazzled trying to decide on a layout and what furniture to buy. You should have a strong idea of what will fit on your deck and … Continue reading Deck Layout Ideas

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How Much Furniture Your Deck Needs, Based on Deck Size

No two decks are the same, and the ideal arrangement and style of furniture on your neighbor’s deck may overcrowd or clash with yours. Before you make decisions about color schemes, contemporary or classic designs, and outdoor furniture materials, you first need to understand your workable space. The most crucial measurement you need to plan your deck furniture purchase is the square footage of your … Continue reading How Much Furniture Your Deck Needs, Based on Deck Size

Hosting a Backyard Engagement Party

There’s no better way to celebrate the love of two people and share in the elation of an engagement than to throw the happy couple an engagement party! Surprisingly, there’s really no need to frantically search for bookable beachside bungalows or country clubs — the ideal venue for a successful celebration may just be steps away. We’ve outlined our tips below for celebrating the impending … Continue reading Hosting a Backyard Engagement Party

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How Much Should You Spend on Outdoor Deck Furniture

From the fresh breeze of a late-summer morning to the energizing feel of sunshine on your skin, there is nothing better than spending time enjoying nature from the comfort of your deck. Once you’ve laid the groundwork and finished the construction of your deck, it’s time to choose outdoor furniture for your private oasis.  Because outdoor deck furniture can make or break the ambiance of … Continue reading How Much Should You Spend on Outdoor Deck Furniture

How to Plantscape Your Deck

Does your deck look a little empty? Are you beginning to regret that unobstructed view directly into the kitchen of your overly-friendly neighbors? Whether you’re looking to revitalize your deck design or simply add a little privacy, infusing your deck with life will do the trick. Plantscaping a deck may seem like a challenge, but we’re here to take the guesswork out of the yard … Continue reading How to Plantscape Your Deck

When to Replace Your Outdoor Deck Furniture

There comes a time when everything in your home needs replacing – pipes crack, wallpaper scrapes away, and squeaky floorboards appear. You’ll even have to replace your outdoor deck furniture eventually, but that timeline is greatly affected by several factors. Your outdoor deck furniture can last for two months or two decades, depending on the material you choose, the quality of the craftsmanship, your climate, … Continue reading When to Replace Your Outdoor Deck Furniture