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"
Fall’s cooler temperatures are a good reminder that the seasons are changing, and soon, the holidays will arrive. It is also the perfect time to catch up on chores around your home and yard. One duty you should tackle is deck maintenance. Your outdoor oasis serves you well throughout the spring and summer. Give it … Continue reading "Get Ready for Holiday Entertaining with Fall Deck Maintenance"
For many across the country, fall is that time of year for pumpkin spice lattes and bringing in the outside furniture. That is not necessarily the case for Californians. We love the outdoors year-round, which is excellent for our mental and physical health, but it’s not easy on our decks. Investing time in regular upkeep … Continue reading "Fall-Proof Your Deck"
Vacation time is here. Summer is the time of year most families leave the hustle and bustle of daily life for an adventure. It may be a trip to an amusement park, hiking, or checking out a national park. Yet, when circumstances indicate that going away on vacation is not feasible, why not enjoy a … Continue reading "Up Your Stay-cation Game with Backyard and Deck Accessories"
Summertime inspires thoughts of backyard entertaining. As the thermometer rises to a more pleasurable temperature, it is time to bring out the patio furniture, wash it down, and get ready for some grilling fun. Your deck provides you with the best opportunities to enjoy great times with good company. For years, it supplies you the … Continue reading "5 Great Ways to Summer-Proof Your Deck"
You love your deck. Frequently, your family and friends can find you relaxing with a cold beverage in your hand on your outdoor haven. Nothing could be more perfect, right? Maybe you could enhance your existing paradise by installing a hot tub. Yes, that’s a great idea! What better way to shake off the stress … Continue reading "Guidelines to Prepare Your Deck for a Hot Tub"
Just because you have a small or sloping yard does not mean you cannot have a deck. Quite the contrary! You have the opportunity to create a masterpiece that may prove to be the envy of the neighborhood. If you are an avid “do-it-yourself-er”, then all you need to do is think outside the box. … Continue reading "Ideas for Building a Deck on Uneven Ground or in a Small Space"
One of the most enjoyed parts of your home is the one that can be the most overlooked. That is the deck. Consider the birthday parties where family and friends hang out. Remember all the laughter? Now, think of all the foot traffic year after year pounding on the boards and bodies leaning on the … Continue reading "Deck Inspection Checklist – What Professionals Look For"
There is no such thing as a free lunch or a maintenance-free deck. Sure, the manufacturers used to tout that their product would mean that homeowners did not need to do anything, and their deck would always look new. When fiction did not become a reality, many consumers were upset, and rightly so. It’s important … Continue reading "Is Your Deck Truly Low-Maintenance or Maintenance-Free? There’s No Such Thing!"