5 Plants that Do Well in the Shade

Posted on August 20, 2015
Shaded decks, porches and patios are great places for container gardening even if there doesn't seem to be a lot of sun. In fact, there are a number of different plants that prefer shady conditions to sunny ones. These are just a few: Astilbes Astilbe hybrids are beautiful wispy perennial
Far too many homeowners default to uninspired lighting choices when building or renovating decks. That's a shame since a little creative lighting can add a lot of ambiance to the mix. Here are a few novel ways to illuminate any deck or porch. Glow-in-the-Dark Paint The great thing about glow-in-the-dark

Celebrity Decks, Patios and Porches

Posted on July 28, 2015
The benefits of adding a porch, deck or patio are many. People are naturally drawn to the outdoors. Whether to clear our minds, party with friends or play with the kids, we just feel better when we step out into our own little slice of nature. Everyone benefits with an
Perhaps you're thinking of building a new deck. When you decide which type of deck to install, one important question you need to ask yourself is how much time you're willing to spend on maintaining it. If you consider the maintenance time and costs required, and the overall lifespan of
(Photo Source: Cedar Hill Ranch, a cozy inn in Cedar Hill, Texas. Their design taste is inspiring.) There are many ways in which you can give your porch or deck a cozy chic look. Most people want their outdoor living space to feel organic and collected, and not be filled
Decks have been a popular home addition for several decades, but now they are transforming from simple to sophisticated. In the past, most homeowners opting for a deck were satisfied with a rectangular design of about 10 feet by 20 feet. Increasingly, homeowners are seeing the value of larger decks

5 Ways to Make an Old Grill Look New

Posted on June 10, 2015
When most people think of decks, they think of grilling and lounging around with family and friends on it. When an old tired grill has lost it's appeal, it may not necessary to run out and purchase a new one right away. There may be other options and that old

Keeping Critters Off Your Deck

Posted on May 21, 2015
Your deck is meant to be a place of enjoyment. It should be a relaxing respite for you and your family to take in the beauty of the outdoors. What it is not meant to be is a haven for raccoons, possums, mice or snakes. These animals and others like
Most people know how they want to decorate their living room or bedroom, but coming up with decorating ideas for decks</>, porches or patios can leave them at a loss. Outdoor living spaces don't have to be difficult to decorate and can be transformed into the perfect place for parties,

Grilling Vs. Barbecuing

Posted on April 28, 2015
With beautiful weather here, many homeowners are choosing to cook outside on decks or patios. Did you know, there is actually a difference between grilling and barbecuing? Most people assume grilling and barbecuing are synonymous with one another. They don't realize there is actually a difference. It is a fairly