Porches and Patios
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Having a deck in your home not only provides a beautiful place for you and your friends and family to chill and relax, but it also increases the value of your home, adds aesthetic appeal, and provides more square footage to accommodate people in your home during such occasions as a summer barbecue, family reunion among others. This is the reason deck building is a popular practice among many homeowners, with a good number of them even choosing to DIY the project.

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If you have a screened-in porch (the type of porch that is meant to protect you from mosquitoes and bugs), you won’t need to give up this part of the house. Spending your afternoons catching a little bit of breeze may not sound as appealing – but if you make the proper adjustments, you can still use this space as your reading nook or as a sitting room for family gatherings.

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Outdoor faucets are paid little attention until they go wrong. They offer a convenient water supply in the backyard that makes it easy to irrigate plants, wash hands or fill up children’s paddling pools. Most people take their outdoor faucets for granted and don’t realize how beneficial they are until they find themselves without one.

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There’s no denying that a deck can make your home more inviting and beautiful. By definition, a deck is an open platform extending from a house. It doesn’t have a roof. A well-built deck can increase the value of your property because it provides another living space to your home. 

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When creating beautiful walkways, patios, porches, and pool decks, pavers are one of the first things you need to acquire. Pavers are commonly made of natural stone, concrete, and brick. It can also be made from marble, porcelain, rubber, and plastic. It’s a popular material in constructing driveways, pool decks, patios, outdoor seating areas, and outdoor kitchens, among others.

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Plank flooring has certainly evolved over the years. Gone are the days of rough-hewn boards nailed to floor joists on uneven surfaces. Today, the innovative techniques used in wooden flooring installation have resulted in smooth, level boards. Deck or porch flooring is something that’s instantly noticeable as soon as you approach your front door. It must, therefore, look unique and visually appealing.

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A deck installation on your property can provide a wonderful area to enjoy your outside space. Whether you’re hiring a contractor or constructing the deck yourself, you can use this guide to familiarize yourself with the different parts of a deck.

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The front porch is one of the most common architectural features. It’s a favorite spot for people-watching, at least in the city. Here are the porch parts that any homeowner should remember, whether you’re building in or rehabilitating an existing one.

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Outdoor hanging lights can provide ample illumination to your patio, porch, or backyard, allowing your guests to see your beautiful landscape and your home’s architectural features. Aside from that, it can also make your outdoor space more appealing, especially if its design blends well with your other decor and furniture.

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People have different reasons why they want to keep lizards away from the porch and other areas of their home. To save you time, we have gathered some of the best solutions to repel lizards or deal with them if they do enter your porch.

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Your porch can be a place for relaxation but also a source of constant worry if it is not protected from rain blowing in. Luckily for you, there are other ways to protect your furnishing besides moving it inside the house every time it is about to rain.

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For decades, front porches have been an important section of most of the buildings constructed (residential, commercial, religious, etc). The architecture has always evoked a sense of ease and warmth due to its simplicity yet refinement. Even though other components and parts of the house get more consideration and the constant adjustment in home styles and designs, the porch has never completely gone out of style.