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5 Things You Give Up When You DIY Your Pergola Instead of Going Custom

There’s something to be said for putting something together with your own two hands. Do-it-yourself projects can be enjoyable and sometimes give you a greater appreciation for the final product —...

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3 Ways to Get The Most Out of Your Backyard

Your backyard is a special place for you and your family to spend quality time together and enjoy the outdoors. It’s where your family spends hours in the pool on a hot summer day, or where you...

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How Do I Maintain My Pergola?

Nothing beats an ice cold drink in the shade after a long summer day. Prop your feet up and enjoy the crisp cool breeze under your gorgeous pergola as you watch the butterflies. 

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Gas Logs vs. Wood-Burning Outdoor Fireplaces

Since the dawn of time, people have been drawn to fires. They provide us warmth and ambient light, plus the satisfying crackle that we associate with cozy, intimate moments with our loved ones. 

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Fireplace vs. Fire Pit: Which is Right for My Outdoor Space?

Fireplaces and fire pits add warmth, character, and aesthetic appeal to an outdoor space. You can probably already picture yourself snuggled up beside a fireplace with your loved ones on a chilly...

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Design Tips for Your Outdoor Kitchen

A poorly designed outdoor kitchen can be cumbersome to use, resulting in a beautiful area that ends up collecting dust. However, a well-designed outdoor kitchen will become the heart of your...

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Backyard Projects That Can Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

Often, homeowners choose to enhance their backyards for personal reasons —creating memories with family and friends, enjoying nature, or relaxation. However, not all backyard upgrades add value to...

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4 Ways to Create a Social Backyard

When you enjoy hosting friends and family, you want to create spaces in your home that are beautiful, inviting, and ultimately make your guests feel as if they never want to leave. Your backyard...

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Think Big: How a Smart Plan Helps You Create Your Dream Backyard

You know that you want to get more use out of your backyard, but what exactly does that look like for you? Homeowners have nearly endless options for customizing their space, but one issue we...

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How to Choose the Right Spot for Your Pergola

Pergolas can be a great addition to an outdoor space, but their true beauty lies in the way they bring your family and friends together. Choosing the perfect spot for a pergola depends upon your...

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