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Category: Deck Design Minneapolis

How To Choose Between 3 Season and 4 Season Rooms

To be boxed in is a common feeling. It describes the experience of feeling restricted or limited in one’s options.  This is a feeling many homeowners experience when they embark on important landscaping projects, those that typically require a significant investment. Nobody likes to make mistakes, to build something that may solve one problem when, if it had been better planned, could have created multiple outdoor living options.  3 season and 4 season rooms, for instance, enable homeowners to enjoy an outdoor space over the course of multiple seasons. They give you the freedom to enjoy an environment that is

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How To Get Outdoor Lighting Right In Any Landscape

DIY or Do-It-Yourself is a concept whose origins go way back before HGTV or Etsy. Professional help was hard to come by, so we recruited skilled friends and neighbors, and often bartered our expertise in exchange.  Nowadays, small home improvement projects, such as painting a bedroom or adding storage shelves to the garage, are ways for creative and handy homeowners to take greater pride in their homes. Landscape lighting is traditionally considered an add-on service, but recent landscape lighting trends suggest it has evolved into something far more complex. Even the most basic landscape lighting systems require experience to simultaneously

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Landscape Lighting Techniques That Transform Outdoor Living Spaces

To see a light at the end of a tunnel. To offer a ray of light. To have a light bulb moment. We recognize the inherent truth in these idioms because the concept of light extends far beyond the literal meaning of illumination. Light has become synonymous with respite, hope, and clarity. It is for this reason that Architectural Landscape Design takes great pleasure in offering our clients lighting options that will completely change outdoor living spaces, both on a literal and metaphorical level. Let’s take back the light, one outdoor arena at a time. Pools, Spas, and Ponds The

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10 Outdoor Dining Space Designs for Small Backyards

Summer in the Midwest is the best time of year to go on a hike, a camping trip, or spend a weekend at the lake. It is also a great time to take an extended vacation either by yourself or with your family. However, there is nothing better than spending a warm summer night in your cozy backyard for those who don’t prefer to travel. Create Your Backyard Paradise Sometimes you need to take time for yourself to relax, especially when work has been stressful. No matter the size of your small backyard, you can still turn it into a

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6 Smart and Stylish Shade Solutions For Your Backyard

The sunshine is a welcome addition to any day, but when you want to enjoy your backyard on a hot Minnesota afternoon, a place with good shade is a must. Each home and outdoor living space has a different style and needs, so taking the time to look at all your shading options is key to creating a beautiful and functional backyard. Once you’ve found the perfect kind of shade, spending countless hours outside will be part of your daily routine. Combine Beauty and Function Each home is unique, and your property is no different. Your backyard will need its

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Landscape Lighting Photography Techniques

  After enjoying the summer’s lazy days that seem to last forever, Nature is gradually reminding us of who is in charge. Take this as a signal to grade your outdoor living spaces for the months ahead. Rather than accepting the way it is, perhaps this is the time to consider how you want to live your best life. You remember admiring the patio lighting your close friend recently installed. Despite the heavy, almost foggy air, that outdoor entertainment space worked out perfectly during game night. How do you decide if a change is necessary for your home? After all,

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