Railings: Define your deck style and guard your safety

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This article on railings is one in a series starting with planning and building a deck. In this 3rd installment you will learn when railings are required, what building codes are important, the types of railings available, some railing terminology and finally we will take you through the steps of building a wood railing.

Designing Your Backyard Swimming Pool: Part I of II


After careful deliberation you have made the decision to invest in your own backyard oasis. Planning your swimming pool can be compared to planning to add an extension on your home. You are creating a very exciting extension to your functional, recreational living space.

Painting Furniture: Reviving Items Outdoors and Indoors

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Spring is finally here and we are all looking forward to those hot summer days. Before it gets too hot, it’s the perfect time to update the look of that old patio furniture. Reviving a piece of furniture with a fresh coat of paint is a rewarding and cost-effective household DIY project.

Patio Accessories: Adding Comfort and Style to Your Patio

Patio accessories are the personal touches that transform your deck or patio from usable to enjoyable, from tolerable to comfortable, from nice to fantastic, and from appreciated to envied. Today, outdoor living means bringing all the comforts of indoor living to the outdoors.

Building Your Dream Deck – Footings, framing and more

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​In previous article we helped you plan a deck project, now it’s time to swing a hammer! Framing a deck requires help from at least one friend, therefore when planning a deck project make sure you are nice to all your friends!

Bathroom Vanity – Ideas on choosing yours

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A new bathroom vanity cabinet or sink is a great project to add enjoyment and value to you home or perhaps you just want to add some extra storage. Your bathroom is the place you start your day, and the place where you go to freshen up. So why not make it as fabulous as you want to feel?

Kitchen Counter Tops – Many Choices!

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Kitchen Counter Tops – Inside or out – There are options galore!​ When it comes to choosing your new Kitchen Counter Tops make sure you do your homework and look at your choices considering both design and purpose. There are many and varied choices in counter tops in both materials and design styles, dependent on your needs.

Waterfalls : The Soothing Sights and Sounds of Running Water

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The soothing sights and sounds of cascading waterfalls have the power to take you away to a place of tranquility, your own backyard oasis. Your waterfall will be the focal point of your backyard, impressing family and friends while adding value to your home.

New Flooring – A Guide to Choose Yours

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Don’t underestimate the value of the materials you are standing on! A new floor is one of the best home improvement investments you can make. In fact, when surveyed, 90 % of Realtors agreed that spending money on upgrading your flooring was the best return for the money spent.

Replacing the Front Door of your Home – A How to Guide

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The front entrance to your home can make a positive first impression on your guests as well as providing security and energy efficiency. If you have an older home that needs a fresh look, this project can be a dramatic makeover for the front of your home in a few short hours of work.