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

Keeping Termites from your Deck

Posted on April 18, 2015

Deck in Landsdowne Virginia

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

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

4 Deck Plants that Repel Bugs

Posted on March 22, 2015

deck plantsWhen 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

Solving Deck Design Problems

Posted on March 14, 2015

deck design problemsA 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

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

Deck Clifton VirginiaYou 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

Why Add a Sunroom to Your Home

Posted on January 21, 2015

Screen shot 2015-01-17 at 12.29.20 AMDo 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

Porch Decorating Ideas for Winter

Posted on January 9, 2015

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(Photo Source: Deborah Silver is a gifted landscape and garden designer.)
Don’t let your front porch become bleak and uninviting during winter months. There are many decorating ideas for porches that will make guests

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