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Beyond the Flintstones: concrete pieces for the patio

Want something that’s sturdy and will stand up to all kinds of weather? Concrete furniture has come a long way since the yabba-dabba-doo days. A concrete couch may be a fun patio accessory to a die-hard Flintstone fan, but its heavy look and feel isn’t likely to start trending. Concrete furniture can be harsh. Municipalities

From dreaming it to living it: The Hardscape decision process, step-by-step

Want to transform your outdoor space but don’t know where to start? Here is a step-by-step guide for bringing your dreams into a reality. All decisions you make goes through steps. Some decisions are instant. They feel as though they went through no process at all. Other decisions (where the stakes are usually higher) require

Customize your cooler! How to make a matching accessory for your patio

With a little elbow grease and ingenuity, you can have a cooler that matches your outdoor decor. You most likely spent a lot of thought when deciding on decor for your outdoor space. Patios are no longer just “out back” and are thought of and outfitted as an extension of your home. A well-coordinated tailgate

Choose the patio furniture that works for you

It’s officially spring, and patio furniture ads are in full force. Here are some things to consider to help you choose patio furniture that works for you and your budget. Outdoor rooms are an extension of your home’s living space. Comfortable furniture and beautiful  accessories are the necessities that make any patio space usable and

Getting creative and clever with outdoor decor for the patio

Patio furniture and accessories don’t have to be expensive, and these crafty DIYs will keep things interesting. Outdoor decor is somewhat of an enigma. We’ve spent years building up a collection of furniture and accessories for the interior of the house, but sometimes our instincts and wallets don’t stand up to the challenge of decorating

Under the deck: A little magic transforms a forgotten space

Under-porch patios are making a splash as homeowners look to enhance their existing homes by gaining more living space. A little paver planning can transform that weedy, moldy area under an elevated deck into a room of many uses. When a raised deck is more than 8 feet off the ground, the space underneath may

Patio Gift Ideas for Mom

What do you get the mom who has everything? Move outside for some unique and fun gift ideas. Our indoor spaces receive a lot of attention. After all, we spend most of our time inside so the majority of our decorating and cleaning efforts go toward keeping the space in top shape. Many moms keep

Turn your patio into an outdoor living room with a patio conversation set

Sitting in a quiet outdoor space is a great stress reliever. Visiting with friends on the patio can be even more relaxing. Having the right outdoor furniture helps in creating the right environment for serene experiences. A table and chairs is the typical choice for seating, but the latest trend is to create an outdoor

Patio Décor for the Not So Timid

When it comes to patio design you’re going to see a lot inspiration out there. You’ll see everything from Beachy Paradise to Rambling Rustic. But what if that’s not your style? What if you want a patio with graphic prints in bold and bright colors? This season, blazing colors are hot, hot, hot.  Accents pieces

Greenery: Energize your patio with the color of 2017

A bright young leaf in Spring reminds us of nature’s promise: that everything old will be new again. Pantone’s Color of 2017 gives a whole new meaning to “green development.” The color is called Greenery, and it reflects that hopeful feeling one gets from making a fresh start. Pretty up your patio with its energetic-yet-cool