Keeping Termites from your Deck

Posted on April 18, 2015
As warmer weather arrives, thoughts of firing up the grill and basking in the sun may be filling your mind. Since decks tend to be the summer hub for family gatherings and outdoor fun, it is important to keep this area termite free. The last thing you want to worry

Building a Deck with a Gazebo

Posted on April 11, 2015
As the trees bloom into life, and flowers blossom along roadsides, warmer weather is coming to stay for awhile. What better way is there to take in the beauty of spring and summer than enjoying a morning cup of coffee sitting on your beautiful deck inside your gazebo listening to

4 Deck Plants that Repel Bugs

Posted on March 22, 2015
When you start enjoying your new deck, you might find that the bugs start enjoying you! Fewer and fewer people want to use toxic chemicals that repel bugs like this. When it comes to decks, there are deck plants that naturally repel bugs that can rescue the situation and add

Solving Deck Design Problems

Posted on March 14, 2015
A well designed deck is a home improvement project that increases your home’s value and improves your quality of life. However, where and how to add a deck onto an existing house can pose deck design problems if your yard is small, sloping, or covered with trees. There are many

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Add a Deck

Posted on February 26, 2015
When considering adding a deck to your home, there are a whole array of reasons why making a deck a part of your home is a good thing to do. Move the Cooking Outdoors If you love cooking, a deck can become a second kitchen. Add a firepit for warmth
You may be surprised to know that remodeling and renovation projects to your home will not bring you the same percentage of return at the time of resale. An annual report that was recently published in a popular remodeling magazine, which describes the various home remodeling projects and gives the

Why Add a Sunroom to Your Home

Posted on January 21, 2015
Do you ever wish you had a place in your home where you could sit and enjoy lots of sunlight, have a clear view of your lovely backyard, and enjoy extra warmth on a cold winter day? A sunroom is just what you need. Sunrooms are structures that are attached

Porch Decorating Ideas for Winter

Posted on January 9, 2015
[caption id="attachment_1116" align="aligncenter" width="708"] (Photo Source: Deborah Silver is a gifted landscape and garden designer.)[/caption] Don’t let your front porch become bleak and uninviting during winter months. There are many decorating ideas for porches that will make guests feel welcome and brighten their day when approaching your home. If

Deck Safety During Winter Months

Posted on December 30, 2014
Winter months can wreak havoc on a deck and can make deck safety a challenge. Many people neglect their decks during this time, often because they really do not want to go out in the cold and battle the elements. Unfortunately, not taking care of your deck during winter months
For 20 years, we've had the privilege of living and building in Virginia. We're thankful! Are you? If so, please leave a comment to share why. Here's the video that inspired this question. We live within driving distance of so many wonderful sights and experiences in Virginia, from mountains to