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Posts in Category: Outdoor Design Tips

Easy to Follow Steps on How to Repair a Porch 

screened-in-sunroomIs your porch looking old and tired? Front porch repair can be as simple as replacing a few weathered boards and adding a new coat of paint. With the right mix of furnishings, décor and other aesthetics, this can be your family’s favorite place to gather. There are other changes to consider that may make the front, or back, porch a more usable and comfortable space that your family will love.

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Ways to Improve Your Home – Outdoor Patio Ideas 

outdoor patio ideasAs going green is becoming increasingly popular, there is a renewed love for nature, and a yearning to experience indoor comfort in the outdoors. Not all of us have a desire to be rugged hunters and fishermen sitting on stumps of wood near a bonfire, but we also don’t want to be trapped indoors during the summer. The experts agree that coming up with great patio and screened-in room ideas will help you experience indoor comfort while basking in the graceful beauty and charm of the outdoors. Here are some patio ideas that will inspire you. 

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Spring Porch Decorating Ideas 

Hang potted plants on your front porch.Spring is in the air, and with the blooming flowers and warmer weather comes the opportunity to sit on your porch and enjoy the fresh air. Whether you are sipping lemonade on your screened-in lanai or waving to neighbors from your favorite rocking chair, you’ll probably want to spruce up your home with fun and colorful decorations that denote the change of season. Here are a few spring porch decorating ideas to get you started.

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Outdoor Lighting Design Guide 

Outdoor Lighting OptionsLight is a key aspect to any outdoor living space. By crafting your own lighting, your space can become a unique expression of your style. Here are some landscape lighting design tips to help you work through this process.

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Convert Deck to Screened Porch 

convert deck to screen roomDo you use your deck as often as you’d like? It’s this lovely outdoor space where you can rest, read, or have a meal…unless it’s too hot, too windy, too rainy, or too buggy out. If you would like to improve your outdoor space, you can convert your deck into a screened porch. Screened porches have a great amount of benefits, and they are a much more usable, versatile space for you and your family to enjoy than a deck.

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Ranch House Additions: Taking Your Home to the Next Level 

sunroom for ranch homesIf you live in a ranch house, chances are it was built between the 1950s and 1960s. So, you might be looking to renovate or add an addition to your ranch home now that it may be getting cramped or dated. One of the great ranch house addition options you have is a sunroom. With a sunroom, you can take advantage of a gorgeous view; you can get a little closer to nature, and bring in a great deal of natural light.

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Outdoor Living Spaces on a Budget 

outdoor living spaceThose of us who live in a home with a backyard are lucky. But once in a while, some of us lucky ones can be seen outside swatting insects, or inside on our toes, trying to catch a glimpse of the great outdoors through the kitchen window, while doing dishes. As long as you have access to it, why not find an economical way to bring nature into your home? Patios and pergolas are all very nice, but you need bug and rain protection to really enjoy an outdoor living space.

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How to Enclose a Patio, Porch or Deck 

enclosed patioHave you been thinking that life in the slow lane could get even better if you enclosed your existing patio, porch or deck? There are several options available. First, let’s explore your motives for wanting to enclose your deck or patio. Basically, is it the bugs, the wind and weather, or the hot sun that you’re reacting to? All are legitimate, logical reasons for putting up some kind of see-through barrier between you, the insects, and the elements. But they are all quite different in their function, cost, and effects.

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Sunroom Window Treatments 

sunroom blindsYou’ve had the perfect custom sunroom added to your home, now you need the perfect window treatment to complement and complete the space. Thankfully, the blinds that are available today can transform the feel of a space through their use of color, texture, materials and design. 

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