February 14th is a day for love. Many couples spend hundreds of dollars on fancy dinners, flowers, and weekend getaways. Some even spend more to buy a diamond and get down on one knee for a memorable marriage proposal. You don’t have to spend too much money to have a romantic dinner for two, especially … Continue reading "Happy Valentine’s Day – Dinner on the Deck"
September through November is a time of fun festivities and family enjoyment. Inviting friends to enjoy conversation over warm beverages under the stars offers opportunities to socialize in a refreshing way. However, many homes across Montclair have seen deck construction that is over twenty years old. In that time, these decks have been danced on, … Continue reading "Seasonal Deck Maintenance Tips – Enjoy the Beauty of Fall Outdoors"
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"
Fall ushers in the holiday season. It’s the time of year for winding down from summer fun and gearing up for food, family, and more fun. After Labor Day puts an unofficial end to summer, Halloween revs us up for fall and winter. What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a … Continue reading "Halloween Deck Party Ideas to Kick Off the Holiday Season"
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"
Spring is here! It’s time to prep your property for the new season. Should a deck be part of those preparations? How do you decide what type of deck will suit your property? Homeowners who have decks celebrate and value the freedom they have when they step out on their deck. There are no walls … Continue reading "Outdoor Living—All Decked Out!"
March brings in pre-grilling season. Yes, spring is here, and it is time to get your deck ready for the warmer weather heading our way. The winter months can be a bit harsh on the boards and railings of your outdoor haven. If it was a particularly wet winter, the possibility of mold growth increases. … Continue reading "Spring Is Here! Ensure Your Deck Is Ready for the Warm Weather"
We love summer. There is something carefree about the season. Maybe it is the beach parties with spontaneous songs around a fire. Perhaps you have more opportunities to head out to the lake and enjoy the beauty of Northern California. You might be the type of person who prefers to entertain at home on your … Continue reading "How Do You Host a Memorable Outdoor Party?"
Our outdoor havens do much for us. They provide places for relaxation, contemplation, and entertainment. We may not think much about our decks and the joy they bring during the holidays since we often relegate them to summer barbeques. This holiday season, however, you can do more than deck the halls. Branch out and add … Continue reading "Holiday Deck Decorating Ideas"