|...le and transitional indoor-outdoor spaces
that gained momentum during the height of the pandemic. Approaches may vary
depending on the homeowner's style and climate, but examples include larger
patios in brick and stone, as well as more functional private patios and
porches. Another aspect of this trend is the tendency for homeowners to
integrate indoor conveniences such as kitchens, fir...|
|...ng to the experts at Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing.
Designing outside the box. Gone are the days of simple squared-off decks and basic slab patios. Regardless of the size of the yard - or budget - homeowners today are thinking and building beyond the basic square space. Remodelers and architects report increased interest from customers in...|
|... and Edging the Lawn
The lawn mower can't reach every place that grass grows. So after mowing, you're often left with long grass sticking up around trees and flower beds, as well as along sidewalks, patios and driveways. When you trim, you leave your lawn neat and tidy.
Trimming is cutting the edges of your lawn horizontally. It levels unmowed grass so it's even with the rest of the lawn. Stri...|
|...r shades will be "in" this season, as homeowners seek to maximize the appeal and design impact of their outdoor living spaces. Exterior shades not only provide much-needed protection from the sun for patios and porches, they can help underscore an outdoor space's status as an important element of your home's overall design.
* Cordless - Cordless shades have been available for a while, but thei...|
|... and improvements are high on homeowner's lists, according to the Better Homes and Gardens 2011 Consumer Preference Survey. Among the top ranking features people want in their next homes are decks or patios (84 percent), and low-maintenance exteriors (79 percent). When it comes to the top ranking living spaces people want, outdoor grilling or living areas come in at 67 percent.
So whether you w...|
|...kend Project Ideas
With no mixing or tools required, fast setting concrete is a versatile material that can be used in any number of landscaping and home improvement projects, including:
* Concrete patios and sidewalks
* Fences and trellises
* Garden water features
* Garden walls
* Concrete landscaping borders
Get step-by-step guides for these and other home projects at quikrete.com.
|...termining upfront if a dining area or outdoor kitchen is desired, and how many people the space will accommodate are key considerations. The patio should be planned to house these installations.
Patios, along with outdoor structures, provide exterior spaces with foundational dimensions and protected placements for furniture and accessories. "Foundations delineate the room and establish the sp...|