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Outdoor Living Spaces

We’ve realized the importance of outdoor living spaces for years; creating an “indoor/outdoor” relationship is certainly nothing new.  However, as we continue to adjust the size of the new homes we build and search for ways to add value to our designs, extending living space outdoors becomes a critical design component.

The design of any […]

ALL DECKED OUT

Backyard decks are smart choice for entertaining, outdoor living

They’re comfortable. They can be a private sanctuary or party central. They’re as close to home as you can get. And they often return as much money as it costs to build them.

They are decks – a practical and enjoyable investment for nearly any residence. […]

BACKYARD DECKS THAT LAST

View The Garlinghouse DIY Deck Plans collection.

This two-tiered, ground-level deck is made entirely out of ChoiceDek, a composite material created by mixing wood fibers (red cedar or some other type of softwood) with polyethylene, which comes from recycled consumer waste. Photo courtesy of ChoiceDek. Backyard decks are great because they offer level and stable platforms for […]

Swimming Pools and Real Estate Value

The Coolest Thing in New Home Construction

A pool surrounded by a sturdy deck of either concrete or wood and set in a nicely landscaped yard can provide hours of recreation and a beautiful backdrop to your home. Photo courtesy of Donna and Ron Kolb, Exposures Unlimited.

We’ve all heard that a built-in pool does nothing […]