DIY Patios: What to Consider When Designing a Patio

May 16, 2014

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Adding a patio to your home is exciting. It’s the perfect place for relaxing outdoors, alone or with company. It’s not as simple as finding a patio you admire and duplicating it, however. You have to design a patio that will work with your location, budget and other factors. Here are some things to consider when [...]

Your Garden is an Outdoor Room

March 1, 2013

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Unless you’re a natural green thumb, you probably feel a bit daunted by what to do with your backyard. If you’ve moved into a new housing development, chances are you have a patch of lawn, a tree or two, and a few shrubs. If you just purchased an older home with an established garden, you [...]

Creating Indoor/Outdoor Transitions

January 18, 2013

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Even if your outdoor space is limited to a tiny patch of concrete outside your back door, when planned as part of a cohesive design with the rest of your home, an outdoor space of any size can have a big impact. Most people wouldn’t dream of neglecting the transition between two interior spaces of [...]