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Second Story Balcony Additions
Balconies are one of the most romantic architectural nuances. They bring to mind secret meetings between star-crossed lovers, beautiful…
maintenance and care
Issues that May Arise with a Solar Hot Water Heater and How to Address Them
Once you saw the savings from your solar hot water heater, you started singing its praises from the rooftop. But like any appliance, your…
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Designing Your Outdoor Living Room: 5 Patio Building Materials
An outdoor patio can be one of the most relaxing spots in your home. With comfortable seating and a great view, a patio can easily become…
maintenance and care
All Decked Out: 10 Ways To Take Your Deck From Plain to Polished
Say goodbye to your ho-hum deck of the past—the one with nothing but a lonely grill in the corner. Because sure, everyone loves to cook…
maintenance and care
Winter is Coming: How to Prep your Yard
The temperatures are dropping and, like it or not, winter is around the corner. What you do to prep your yard now could make a big…
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The Basics of Designing a Backyard Deck
The luxury of outdoor living space is one of the biggest perks to owning or living in a house versus multi-unit housing like apartments and…
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Building a Deck? Read This First
Building a deck can transform a backyard from a dull, open space to a fabulous oasis, an extension of your home that friends and family…