One advantage for homeowners in the Montclair area is the ability to use their decks all year. No matter what time of year, they can open the door and step out onto their wooden haven for a cup of coffee and conversation or host a party. Holiday parties are even better with this advantage. Some … Continue reading "Having an Outdoor Holiday Party? Give the Gift of a Safe Deck"
Decks are meant to be enjoyed. Relaxing on the deck is possible even when it is cooler outside than you like, and you can do it in style. Sometimes the temperature drops just enough that sitting outside is not appealing. Yes, it is possible to add layers of clothing, but relaxing outdoors in a parka … Continue reading "How to Stay Warm on Your Deck for Year-Round Comfort"
Summer is winding down, and school is on the horizon. Soon, family schedules will be packed with football games, soccer practices, and club meetings. Before things get too overwhelming, it may be time to have a final ‘hoorah’ to bid summer farewell. What better way to bring in a new school year than with a … Continue reading "Back-to-School Party Planning Ideas for Your Deck"
Summer is for being outdoors. It’s the best time for baseball and softball games, hiking, surfing, tennis, and barbeques. It wouldn’t be summer without firing up the grill and cooking hamburgers, hot dogs, and other goodies after a fun day. The best place to gather for fun and food is on your deck. With the … Continue reading "Tips to Clean Your Deck before Your Labor Day Party"
Television and online videos offer many types of entertainment and opportunities to increase your knowledge. Media can also give you great ideas for decorating, cooking new recipes, and completing home improvements. This information may be helpful, but some home projects should be left to professionals. For example, it is wise to hire a qualified and … Continue reading "Don’t DIY Your Deck – Hire a Qualified Orinda Deck Builder Instead"
Prices are rising across the United States, and it has affected every aspect of our lives, from groceries to real estate to the lumber you need for your deck. What should you do if you are ready for a deck, but the cost of wood has you back-pedaling on your decision? You have options that … Continue reading "Lumber Prices Have Risen! What Material Options Should I Consider for a New Deck?"
Often when we think of a deck, we imagine a functional space to set our grills on. While that may be technically true, decks are much more than a barbecue area. These outdoor havens are opportunities to bring additional beauty to your property while still being functional. The materials available make it possible to get … Continue reading "Keep Award-Winning Decks Beautiful for Life"
Valentine’s Day brings out the romantic in a lot of us. We often think about finding the perfect card that expresses our feelings for our significant other. Then we add flowers, candy, and maybe a candlelight dinner. One way to bump up the romance is to eat dinner outdoors on your deck. The best part … Continue reading "Want a New Deck for Romance? Plan Now for Your Outdoor Haven"
Barbecues are a mainstay in the United States. Nothing brings in the season like a Memorial Day weekend grills ‘n chill. Gathering together over grilled burgers, games, and fun is the epitome of summer. Why not dress things up a little with fun recipes and decorations? Soon your neighbors will be vying for an invitation … Continue reading "6 Tips to Make Your Summer Barbecues Better than Ever"
Homeowners understand and value the draw of their decks on their lives. These areas are utilized for parties, building relationships, and seeking out peace from a chaotic world. We love having an outdoor area for entertaining and living life in all its glory. Sometimes, however, our retreat doesn’t feel like one. It can seem stark … Continue reading "6 Tips to Make Your Backyard Feel Like A Private Getaway – Without Leaving Your Home"