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Flip Burgers with Mother Nature – Grill Green This Summer

Going Green at the Grill Is Easy, Tastes Great and Helps Saves the Planet One Bite at a Time   (ARA) - Each spring, millions of grilling enthusiasts dust off the grill in anticipation of another fun-filled summer of backyard barbecues. But at what cost to the environment? According to Sierra magazine, the estimated 60 [...]

FROM MUNDANE TO MAGICAL

Add a Twist of Something Special to Your New Back Yard With about a million things to think about, it's understandable that if you're planning to build a new home, you may not have spent much time thinking beyond the home itself.  The yard - especially the back yard - has likely settled toward the [...]

By |August 19th, 2008|Decks, Home Construction, The Backyard|0 Comments

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. [...]

By |July 23rd, 2008|Decks, House Design|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |June 16th, 2008|Decks, The Backyard|0 Comments

OUTDOOR FURNITURE

If you think your living room furniture takes a beating, imagine what your outdoor furniture goes through. The "elements," as we call them, will really do a number on any unprepared thing left to their mercy. Outdoor furniture has to take this beating, remain useful, and still look good.   Creating Backyard Comfort As we [...]

By |June 9th, 2008|The Backyard|0 Comments

The Backyard Kitchen

Today we cook outside for fun more than ever. It is estimated that Americans will cook and consume three billion-that's 3,000,000,000- meals outside this year on 80 million grills, at about 37.5 meals per grill each year. But like nearly everything else we do today, we tend to "supersize" things. So it won't surprise you [...]

By |May 29th, 2008|The Backyard|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |May 22nd, 2008|Home Construction, The Backyard|0 Comments