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Are you looking for a simple patio or a fully loaded outdoor kitchen to host barbecues? We have tons of ideas to complete your outdoor living spaces so you can make the most of them!

Home in the Outdoors: Designing Your Deck or Patio

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Spring will quickly give way to summer and with it comes relaxing afternoons for grilling and outdoor entertaining. If this is something you’ve wanted but just don’t have an inviting patio area in which to do it, let us help you design a new outdoor space, including your patio and any other outdoor spaces you’d like to renovate. Here are a few design tips to help you get the most out of your outdoor living spaces.

Choosing the Right Fence for Your Property

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Whether you live in a tight neighborhood or out on plenty of your own acreage, fencing is a great way to define your property in terms of style and simply outlining what’s yours. Choosing the right fence can pull together your curb appeal and offer practical benefits like blocking the view into your yard and keeping children and pets from wandering off. If your home could use a fence, here are the major types to consider!

Make the Best Outdoor Living Space for Summer

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If you’d like to spend plenty of time outside this summer, you’re not alone! Many people have plans to get out and travel, but do you have a good setup to enjoy some fresh air whenever you want at home? Be sure to maximize the potential of your own property—it can provide a mini escape throughout the seasons and makes hosting so much easier. The value of outdoor living spaces has definitely gone up, so whether you want to enjoy yours yourself or you’re planning for resale, here are some design ideas to keep in mind.

Lighting Ideas for Outdoor Living Spaces

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If you have your heart set on a home with outdoor living space, make sure you make the most of it! Proper lighting will extend the time you can enjoy outside as well as enhance it with the particular style and ambiance you want. Your builder needs to run wiring to install fixtures, so think about light placement early on and imagine what you’d like to see there. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to selecting outdoor lighting fixtures!

Ideas for a Gorgeous Low-Maintenance Deck

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Like many, you’re probably planning to add a deck to your new home to expand your living space to the outdoors. Exterior features have a special place in many designs, but outfitting them to withstand the elements poses a challenge for homeowners in all climate zones. Durability and upkeep concerns can steer some toward basic concrete patios, but if you have your eye on the beauty of wood, robust composites with authentic tones and textures answer the call. Here’s what they have to offer alongside attractive looks!

Different Fire Options for Outdoor Living Spaces

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Who doesn’t enjoy warming up by a fire? Even if we don’t primarily rely on fireplaces to heat our homes anymore, they offer ambiance and a built-in focal point, so they remain an integral part of interior design. But it doesn’t have to stop there—you can add a fire element to your outdoor living space, where its warmth will help you enjoy the porch or patio even more! Here are some outdoor fire options to consider for your home.