Backyard Home Office Ideas To Boost Productivity

  Nowadays, more of us are working from home either part or full-time. This trend has its pros and cons and they should be considered because it’s a trend that continues to gain momentum. Advantages include spending less time commuting and more time getting things done. One downside is having enough space in your house […]

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Design Ideas To Make Indoor And Outdoor Spaces Better

When you decorate the interior of your home, your goal is presumably making it all come together. Choosing furnishings, colors, and styles that complement each other should create a smooth flow from one room to another. Why not reach for the extraordinary by going one step further? Expand that vision to designing complementary outdoor spaces. […]

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5 Great Game Day Additions for Your Deck

In the great state of Minnesota and around the rest of the country, football game days are no joke. Vikings followers, cheese heads, and other die-hard fanatics of local and national football teams turn a simple Sunday into a boisterous and bustling tradition. Crisp fall air and the crack of an ice-cold beer are enough […]

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Modern Screen Porches Are Popular Home Additions

No matter where you live in this world, your physical and mental well-being are improved when you have ready access to fresh air. Even in Minnesota, where the winters tend to be a bit harsher than in some other states, homeowners love the opportunity to enjoy outdoor living year-round. One of the most popular ways […]

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Attractive Outdoor Storage That Works

  Landscape storage doesn’t have to be an unattractive mess. You can protect your belongings with secure storage that is custom-designed and crafted by experienced carpenters. Storage built into and under decks disappears when designed as part of the structure. Stand-alone architectural landscape structures are also complementary alternatives. Outdoor furniture, sporting equipment, and toys need […]

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How To Prepare Your Wood Deck For Winter

  It’s time to prepare your wood deck for the winter to protect your investment and keep it safe for those times when you have to use it. These recommendations also apply to wood outdoor furniture and landscape elements such as wood arbors, pergolas, and fences. The age of your wooden structures will largely determine […]

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Creating a Dedicated Office Space in Your Own Backyard

Dedicated home office or studio spaces have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Telecommuting has become popular with many sectors of the population as technology has made working from home easier than ever.  This trend preceded our current reality in which families are learning to navigate working and studying at home. Nowadays the question […]

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Landscape Structures For Activities And Personal Style

The art and science of landscape architecture are the harmonious coexistence of people and Nature. Imagine waking up in the morning and stepping outside to breathe in Nature’s freshness and aliveness. Now imagine going further to your gazebo where you will enjoy magical moments as the sun rises. These structures, arbors, pergolas, and gazebos, punctuate, […]

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Backyard Landscape Structures And Features For Family Activities

  Your backyard can be your own little slice of paradise if it’s properly designed with activities in mind. Landscaping is important, of course, but architectural structures and elements introduce new levels of interest and activities, whether for play, family entertainment, or relaxation.  While backyard structures can be built from durable materials, such as hybrid […]

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5 Ways To Give Your Deck Personality

  There are aficionados for everything and outdoor decks that complement indoor living spaces are no exception. Decks typically have a casual feeling that makes for great enjoyment of the outdoors. A deck’s style may signal a particular region of the country, such as Northern New England or recall favorite childhood memories of vacations at […]

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