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101 Deck Ideas & Designs (Photos)

Welcome to our massive deck design photo gallery. Browse our carefully selected collection of deck designs below. Without fail, decks, patios and balconies conjure up a romantic notion of relaxation and serenity… and for good reason. There’s nothing quite like relaxing and dining on a nicely appointed deck. It’s the fifth room. Check out hundreds …

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Easy-to-set-up portable screened-in gazebo tent

About PORTABLE & LIGHT-WEIGHT: this 15×15 screen house pops up automatically instant in seconds, no assembly needed, 15‘x15′ only 28.7lbs 1/4 weight of other screen houses on the market. And it is easy to fold down, put it into a portable carry bag diameter 43.3”, with 6pcs guylines, 6pcs sand pockets, and 12 stakes. Alvantor tent frame is …

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Which is Cheaper for Patios: Pavers or Concrete?

You can construct a patio from many materials. Brick, concrete, pavers, tiles, cut-stone, flagstone, or loose material such as mulch, pea gravel, crushed stone, aggregate stone, or rubber mulch are suitable for patios. Each material has its own use, and mixing materials can give your patio a texture. Pavers and concrete, however, are similar materials …

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Patio Umbrella Sizes for Different Patio Table Sizes

Patio Umbrella Sizes for Different Patio Table Sizes So, should there be different patio umbrella sizes for different patio table sizes? Or, should you just get an all-size-fits-all patio table kind of patio umbrella? While the current rule of thumb is that depending on the size, length and width of your patio table, you should …

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Covering a Concrete Patio with Exposed Aggregate

To me, a patio floor must be practical even before being attractive. Plain cement just doesn’t do either. It is hard on the feet, often uneven, and definitely not great to look at. This is why my choice of cover for a concrete patio is exposed concrete aggregate. It is attractive, durable, non-skid, and just …

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What Types of Concrete Are Good for Patios?

Overall, there are probably thousands of types of concrete on the market today. The type of concrete you need for a project is primarily determined by what the project is and how much weight the final product is expected to hold. If your concrete project were to hold your whole house and is the foundation …

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How Often Do Wooden Fences Need To Be Replaced?

A good quality wooden fence should last between ten and fifty years, depending on the type of wood used and normal maintenance. The experts agree that most wooden fences aren’t made using 100 percent treated wood. On the other hand, antebellum homes’ split-rail fences have lasted hundreds of years.  Since many wooden fences aren’t made …

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How Often Should I Stain a Wood Deck?

How often should I stain a wood deck? This is a common question many people like to ask. A wooden deck should be stained every one to five years, depending on the stain’s type, brand, and solid content. In addition, the staining frequency is dependent on the deck’s condition, new or old. Fading, wearing, and …

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2 Types of Patio Area Rugs? Materials, Shapes and More!

There are two categories that an outdoor rug could fall into as far as material goes. The categories are determined by the type of fibers used to construct the rug.  One category is synthetic, and the other is natural fiber—either synthetic or natural fiber. When we refer to a rug as synthetic or natural, we …

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What is the Easiest Patio Brick Pattern to Lay? The Most Difficult?

Are you getting ready to do your own patio in brick this summer? It is a great homeowners’ project that increases the value of your home and property. This can be ideal if you are trying to sell your house, but it also increases curb appeal and makes your home more appealing to you, too. …

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Should You Build a Backyard Fence, Hedge, or Both? What’s Best and Why?

The growing craze for green spaces and living privacy screens is taking root the world over, and I couldn’t help but think what is best for my backyard fence between a fence, a hedge, or both. Is trimming easier than re-staining the traditional fence? Here is why I prefer a hedge over a fence. Soil …

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Sauna in Backyard vs Inside the House (What’s Better and Why?)

There is a Finnish proverb that indicates the importance of a good sauna session. It goes: “A sauna — the poor man’s pharmacy.” There are many health benefits to saunas, and they’re great fun too. Finnish people love spending time in saunas, and they prefer them outside, from what I could gather. I agree with …

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Can a Patio be a Brick and Wood Combination? Or Does that Look Bad?

A brick and wood combination patio are one of the best ways to get the best of both worlds. You can lay them side by side, make brick columns and wood rails, have a wooden deck with a brick extension and the list goes on. The possibilities are endless and all depends on your creativity …

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