How To Make Outdoor Kitchens Safe For Family and Friends

Here’s something you might not realize about home cooking: it’s surprisingly dangerous. Each year in the U.S., about 5,000 people are injured and 480 are killed due to home cooking-related fires. That’s why safety is a top priority when you’re designing an outdoor kitchen. With proper design, these kitchens are even safer than indoor kitchens […]

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Creative Ways To Make Outdoor Room Storage Attractive Or Invisible

Look at photos of outdoor rooms in magazines or on Pinterest or Houzz and you’ll see they all have something in common: no clutter. That’s because clutter ruins the look and feel of a room, not to mention impacting its safety. Unfortunately, most homes are jam-packed with clutter. The average U.S. home contains 300,000 individual […]

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Material Upgrades That Instantly Enhance Your Outdoor Room Investment

Adding an outdoor room to your home? Congratulations! You’re making a great investment that amps up your square footage and adds extra enjoyment to your home. But here’s something important to keep in mind: Now isn’t the time to skimp on the details. The details of the design and decor matter as much in an […]

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Why Outdoor Rooms Are A Must For Active Families

Did you know 20 minutes outdoors is as energizing as a cup of coffee? It’s true – scientists have found that daily outdoor time gives people more energy, provides much-needed doses of Vitamin D, and offers immune system benefits. An outdoor room can be one of the best investments active families can make. It’s good […]

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How To Incorporate Outdoor Rooms Into Your Lifestyle

An outdoor room is so much more than just a patio, porch, or deck. It’s an addition to your lifestyle that improves the time you spend with friends and family. It’s an opportunity to add special events to your life and make memories with the people you love. If you’re building an outdoor room, take […]

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Little-Known Outdoor Room Details You’ll Love

Imagine kicking back in your outdoor room with a bowl of popcorn, snuggled up under the stars in a blanket, ready to watch a movie on your iPad … But oops, your iPad isn’t charged and there’s no outlet around. A missing outlet? That’s a classic design fail. And it shows why an outdoor room […]

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5 Things To Know Before Planning, Designing and Building Outdoor Rooms

Summer in Minnesota is the perfect time to enjoy a beautiful outdoor room that welcomes nature’s fresh northern breezes. Outdoor rooms are currently the most in-demand home spaces. In fact, in Architect Magazine’s annual survey, outdoor rooms have been the most popular type of special-function room for six straight years, surpassing home offices, mudrooms, craft […]

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Outdoor Kitchen, Dining, and Living Room Design Ideas

Imagine enjoying dinner outdoors on a warm Minnesota evening in the summertime. As the sun sets, you’re sipping after-dinner drinks on the patio while a fire twinkles in your outdoor fireplace. Wouldn’t you love to have an outdoor kitchen, dining room, or living room? Not only are these outdoor spaces wonderful to enjoy with friends […]

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Creating The Perfect Outdoor Grill Station: Tips and Tricks

Calling all grillmasters — is your station complete?  There are so many different ways you can customize your grill station to make unique, personable, and function exactly how you need it. The days of zooming in and out of your house while on the grill are in the past — or at least they should […]

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Adding Outdoor Luxury Spaces to Your Home

You have an idea, a dream, a vision of what your outdoor space can be. Your luxury home deserves an outdoor extension that matches its grandeur. Luckily, there are many ways to create the look and feel that you’ve been imagining all this time. From additions such as patios, pools, walkways, and more — to […]

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