The Importance of Contractor Transparency

It is an unfortunate side effect of being in the outdoor living business that far too many companies behave unscrupulously, giving the rest of us a bad name. Fortunately, there

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5 Minute, 3 Step, Easy, Mess Free, Easter Eggs!

Let’s be honest. It has been a doozy of year! Last Easter who would have thought we would still find ourselves socially distancing in a global pandemic? Yet here we

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5 Big Considerations Before You Build That Deck

5 Big Considerations Before You Build That Deck So you’re all set to add a new custom deck or replace that aging wooden one that’s giving your home an unflattering

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Deck or Patio?

Deck or Patio for Nothern Virginia Homes — Which is Better? If you have a low-to-ground exit at the rear of your home, chances are that you have an old

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Should Your Deck, Porch or Pavilion Pop or Flow?

Should Your Virginia Deck, Porch, or Pavilion Pop or Flow? When it comes to your new deck, porch or pavilion, should it pop or flow? That may sound like a

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The Importance of Contractor Transparency

The Importance of Contractor Transparency It is an unfortunate side effect of being in the outdoor living business that far too many companies behave unscrupulously, giving the rest of us

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Decorating Tips for Your Outdoor Living Space

Decorating Tips for Your Outdoor Living Space Design and construction are over, the dust has settled (and been cleaned up), and now you’re ready to ‘ice the cake.’ Translation: It’s

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How to Secure a Building Permit for Your Deck

How to Secure a Building Permit for Your Deck If you’re considering adding any kind of new structure to your home, the idea of dealing with local authorities (aka bureaucracies)

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Deck

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Deck If you’re a parent like me, you’re probably at least familiar with the book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”  This book

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Which Outdoor Material is Best for Your Home?

Which Outdoor Material is Best for Your Virginia Home? We get a lot of questions from customers who are adding on a new custom deck, screened-in porch, stone patio, or

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