Yard Sale Tips


Spring is yard sale season, it’s time to start planning. Here are a few tips to help your yard sale run smoothly. Read More

Backyard Challenge

This year, with the kids nearly moved out of the house we decided to make the place our own, but still entice them back to gather in the evenings.

What to do with a big plain fenced back yard with a standard contractor built deck??deck

The deck is a basic 12’ x 12’ layout which sits as high as our fence line, and has minimal amount of slats for the fencing leaving it looking very open. Our first idea was to make it a little more private and make an inviting sitting area. We put a lighter colored panel over the slatted part of the deck siding. The biggest thing we noticed right away was how much less wind we felt sitting out there. The lighter color in the panel has kept the deck from looking too dark, or getting too hot.

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Fall Home Checklist: Part Three

 September beckons us to spend more time at home. To make things more comfortable around the home here is part three of our checklist of things that will help you get your home ready for the chillier months ahead.

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12. Get covers for patio furniture and grill. If you plan to leave your patio furniture or grill outdoors through the fall and winter, cover them well and stow them beneath an overhang that will protect them from the worst weather.

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Fall Home Checklist: Part Two

Fall Home Checklist: Part Two

patio

September beckons us to spend more time at home. To make things more comfortable around the home here is part two of our checklist of things that will help you get your home ready for the chillier months ahead.

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