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Patios And Pergolas: A Perfect Pair

The amazing thing about a backyard renovation is the blank canvas with which you have to work. The only limit is your imagination. Wonderful as this may sound, it can also present quite the daunting project. So many choices, where do you even begin? Add a pool? Convert the backyard into a maze of shrubbery for grins and giggles? Gazebo? Cabana? Fire pits??? Before you get overwhelmed by the possibilities, allow us to nudge you in a particular direction. A classic, stunning addition to your house that will serve you in an array of ways, a match made in...

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Devil’s In The Details: Ground Cover

Sprucing up your exterior involves a great many things. Adding a patio or deck, a pool, or simply changing up your landscaping design. Let’s focus on the latter: landscaping. Let’s focus in even further: ground cover. Your ground cover is maybe on of the most important elements when it comes to a front or back yard renovation. It’s going to take up a lot of space; the cost and upkeep will most assuredly be important factors in your decision making. Then there’s also the environmental impact of your choice. We’ll look at a few options and weigh them against...

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Pros and Cons of Pavers

Pavers are a useful little tool for your outdoor areas. The “technology” behind them was first put to use in Ancient Rome. Yes. The Romans really did think of just about everything. In Roman times, they used a mixture of lime and sand to densely pack the area, and on top of that they would lay natural stones cut in such a way that they locked into place and would never need to be tended to again, no matter the weather they weather. That was then, this is now. Natural stone isn’t practical for road construction. Pavers, on the...

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Pools: The Debate

It’s part of the American Dream, right? Married with two and a half kids, owning a home with a white picket fence and swimming pool for the kids. Growing up, in the summer, the kid with a pool in his or her backyard was the envy of all the neighborhood. Nothing says summer and luxury more than your own private pool. But are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Let’s deep dive into the pros and cons of owning a pool and how it will affect your life from the standpoint of overhead compared to luxury. Living...

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Major vs. Minor; Renovation vs. Remodel

It’s pretty common for folks undergoing a home improvement project to use the words renovation and remodel interchangeably. While no one’s going to throw you in jail for using the incorrect identifier, there is a difference. But what is that difference? And when do you do a renovation and when do you do a remodel? Sit back, read on, and all will be de-mystified. Renovations Renovations are very large undertakings that cost a lot of money, take a lot of time, and completely change the room. So if you plan on gutting the entire kitchen and starting from scratch,...

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