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?"
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?"
Your choice of materials for your next deck is expansive. Today’s technology gives homeowners many different opportunities to enhance the beauty of their homes, hardscaping, and landscaping. While designing your new haven, you will need to decide what type of material you would like to use. For example, if you want to use wood, do … Continue reading "Do Composite Decks Get Hot?"
Each New Year is the opportunity for making new plans and goals. The calendar turning from 2020 to 2021 may be the most anticipated change yet. With social distancing a primary concern this holiday season, why not consider ways to enjoy time with members of your household, i.e., your safe bubble. Create intimate, enjoyable occasions … Continue reading "Deck the Halls! Enjoy Your Deck this Holiday Season"
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"
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"
Brrrr! The weather is cold, making it hard to stay outside for too long. If you had a deck with a fireplace and some cozy seating, you could enjoy many an evening outdoors. Imagine hosting an outdoor New Year’s Eve or Super Bowl party next season. Who would you invite? What kind of hors-d’oeuvres would … Continue reading "Plan Your New Deck This Winter"
Winter is a good time for many things, like skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, and inspecting your deck. Yes, while many may consider snuggling down for a long winter’s nap, Californians still enjoy their outdoor havens. Cooler temperatures indeed mean you may not go out as much. That does not mean you should neglect your deck. … Continue reading "Why Winter Is a Good time for Deck Inspections and Repair"
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"