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4 ways to enjoy your outdoor living space year-round

A one-of-a-kind, all-seasons deck is possible in any climate — if the right features are included in the design. The key is to combine features that protect from the elements, and use the right materials to make it happen.Whether youre revamping an existing area or creating a brand-new outdoor living space to enjoy all year long, the following deck additions can turn any project into an all-seasons oasis to enjoy with family and friends.1) Overhead covering on a deck can... read more
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Tales from the grill: Why Americans are hooked on cooking outdoors

Americans have a long-standing love affair with grilling. This relationship started many years ago. Our ancestors first learned to cook over an open flame, and today grilling has become a year-round lifestyle choice with many preferring to cook outdoors.Why do Americans love grilling so much? The reasons are wide ranging. Some grill to relax. The backyard is their...
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Deck ideas: Cost-effective ways to add beauty and value to your outdoor space

When it comes to home improvements, few projects add as much function and value as upgrading an outdoor space. While its hard to beat the beauty and durability of composite decking, wood has long been the go-to material for deck-building projects due to its low cost and availability. However, a new generation of entry-level composite decking is chipping...
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How to add a bathroom in the basement or garage

Its home improvement season, which means youre probably dreaming of enhancements to make your space more livable and to enhance property value. Adding a bathroom is a great way to do both, but for many people, concrete poses a potential problem.Want to add a bathroom to your garage? How about in the basement? A bathroom addition means you...
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Summer sustainability: Simple ways to make your backyard more eco-friendly

The green movement is thriving, with homeowners across the country looking for ways to make their properties more eco-friendly. During the summer months, turn your attention outdoors by choosing smart landscape projects that provide ample opportunity to make spaces look great and also support Mother Nature.Not sure where to start? Here are some simple ways to transform your...
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