A Strong Foundation is the Key to a New Outdoor Deck

If your summer home improvement plans involve building a new deck, congratulations! Decks are a great addition to any home and provide a lovely place for entertainment and relaxation. Before you get started on building though, it is crucial you have the proper foundation in place first. Depending on where you live you may need […]

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Supplemental Waterscaping Ideas to Make Your Pool Shine

If you have a pool, chances are you put a lot of thought and care into its design and the landscaping around it, but have you thought about waterscaping? Waterscaping is just what it sounds like, landscaping with water. If you have a pond or a fountain, for example, you have waterscaping. Waterscaping can also be […]

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7 Custom Stone Furniture Ideas to Spruce Up Your Yard This Summer

The official first week of summer is right around the corner, are you ready? If you’re like most people, you can’t wait to get outdoors and soak in the sun after the long Minnesota winter. If your yard seems like it needs a little pick me up, thinks about some new stone furniture. Custom stone […]

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How to Keep Your New Outdoor Patio Cool in the Heat

Summer is here, and that means soaring temps and lots of sunshine. While both are very welcome after the long, cold Minnesota winter, they can be a much when you’re trying to enjoy your new outdoor patio. Ideally, it should be a good 10 degrees cooler than the surrounding air for optimal comfort, but is this […]

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3 Advantages of Aluminum Decks and One Disadvantage

Are you thinking to add on a deck to your home? Look no further than aluminum. Aluminum has been the metal of choice for both commercial and residential construction teams for years because it has many, specific advantages that make it well worth the investment. This makes it a valuable building component for homeowners, who […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Deck the Envy of the Neighborhood

Are you looking to do more with your outdoor living space? Perhaps you have a simple patio but want to take it to the next level. Or maybe you just moved in and are starting with a blank slate. Today there are countless ways to create a beautiful, functional deck that you can enjoy for […]

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Why Should You Replace Your Low-Level Deck With a Patio

At face value, the difference between a patio and a ground-level deck may seem negligible. However, many homeowners are choosing to replace their ground-level decks with patios. Why?  And should you think about replacing yours? Moisture is a Ground-Level Deck’s Worst Enemy Because of how close the deck sits to the ground, there is a […]

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Why Outdoor Lighting is the Key to Your Summer Get-Togethers

Warmer temperatures and sunshine, signal it is time to get outdoors. Summertime is great for hosting a barbeque, throwing an impromptu cocktail party, or spending quieter moments in your backyard. Strategically placed outdoor lighting transforms your home’s outdoor spaces at night. Outdoor lighting can create an ethereal experience for both family and guests. You can […]

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Revamp Your Yard With 2018s Top 5 Landscaping Trends

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to start thinking about updating your outdoor spaces. If you’re tired of seeing the same boring, conventional landscaping designs in every yard in your neighborhood, it may be time for you to spice things up with some hot new ideas. Here are 5 of the most […]

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How to Build a Maintenance Free Deck

With spring quickly approaching (yes, we know it doesn’t feel as if spring is ‘upon us’ in any expedited manner, but it soon will), many Minnesotans are going to begin considering those summer barbecue parties on the deck. However, after the snow melts, many of us may also consider that our decks are in pretty […]

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