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Design Ideas for Waterside Homes

Outlined in this article are some of the expert solutions for living by the water. It can be near a mountain lake or in an ocean side cottage. Designers usually try to take the advantage of views but also take into account wind, salt, tide and water table. When it comes to designing, they try to give diversity of areas...

How to Plan a Picture-Perfect Backyard Wedding on a Budget

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You don't need a lot of money to create a perfect backyard wedding. Transform your backyard into your dream wedding venue with these must-have tips and tricks. OMG, you're engaged! Excitement runs through your veins...and so does horror. Why? The average cost of a wedding is more than $33,000. With such a whopping price tag, you may decide not to get married...

Utilizing Your Lawn To Create A Lasting First Impression

You know what they say about first impressions: they’re everything. This is especially true when you’re trying to sell your home. Think about it this way, putting your home on the market is essentially setting your home up for lots of “interviews” with potential buyers. You would dress your best for an important interview, why not make your home...

Planting Vegetables: How To Prepare Your Garden In Spring

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Planting vegetables can be fun. However, you must prepare your garden in the spring. In fact, preparing is the hardest part of gardening. Because starting a new garden can be challenging, I'm sharing five easy steps to help you start your garden. STEP ONE: SELECT A LOCATION AND BREAK THE SOIL Start by selecting a location. Because your garden needs sunlight...

5 Advantages To Using Water Features In Your Garden Landscaping Project

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Have you ever thought about incorporating a water feature into your garden design? Water features add texture, visuals, movement, and sound to landscaping designs, enabling homeowners to enjoy unique outdoor surroundings that are more connected to nature. Water features are without a doubt eye-catching, but they also provide functionality to a landscape project. The best garden designs have multiple elements...

5 Wonderful Backyard Retreats

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There are times in everyone's life when they just want to escape and go somewhere private and quiet, away from the everyday hustle and bustle.  Why not make that escape just a few steps away in your own backyard?  Here are some inspiring backyard retreats that will have you looking at your outdoor space in a whole new light. 1.  The...

Garden Gates Make a Grand Entrance

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Why have a standard gate into your garden when you can choose something that truly stands out and welcomes guests to your yard with style?  Garden gates can be wood, iron, stone or any combination thereof.  From classic styles to unique custom creations, a garden gate is a notable feature for your outdoor space. Wood gates are the standard traditional way to...

5 Design Features That Make Your Patio Entertaining

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There are 5 design features that make your patio entertaining. These are important because the patio is a perfect place to entertain. Of course, it's fun to grill out with your family. In addition, you can use it as a great space to hang out with friends. In fact, many homeowners consider the patio an outdoor living room. Look at...

10 Modern Patios That Make Posh Entertaining Spaces

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These 10 modern patios make posh entertaining spaces. Indeed, the patio is an elegant place to relax, mix cocktails, and spend time with friends. Some homes feature a patio instead of a deck. Because of the wide range of patio materials, you have many options. In fact, you have far more options than with a deck. Popular patio materials are...

Amazing Decks and Terraces for summers

Bring the comfort of home and dashing interior design styles into the sunshine with chic outdoor living area. Get inspiration from these deck and terrace design ideas. A Terrace in California This terrace overlooks the Russian River Valley. The terrace is outfitted with designer teak furniture; fade resistant awning and upholstery fabrics. A Balcony in Brussels This lush balcony in an apartment...

She Sheds to Inspire

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We've all heard of the man cave and even perhaps the diva den.  Now we enter the era of the she shed.  It is generally the man that takes over the garage and calls it his own.  Now women can have their own space detached somewhat from the home.  Introducing the She Shed; the answer to the Man Cave. ...

Patio Ideas to Make Your Backyard the Ideal Summer Escape

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As summer hits it peak, many people head outside.  Now is the prime time for backyard barbecues, parties and relaxing.  If your patio is not up to par for entertaining or your backyard space lacks style, here are some patio ideas to make your backyard the ideal summer escape. If it's luxury you're after, imagine yourself sitting around the fire with friends. ...

Outdoor Fireplace Designs for Everyone

A growing trend with homeowners that have a backyard space is the outdoor fireplace. These are are not only a provider of warmth, but are usable year-round, which adds more value. You can congregate with friends and family during the summer months to make hotdogs and hamburgers (or even pizzas depending not he type of fireplace you have). In...

5 Winter Gardening Tasks (To Get Ready For Spring!)

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If you take on these 5 winter gardening tasks, you'll be ahead of the game in the spring. In fact, I'm sure you're already going stir crazy. So here are some great ways to set yourself up for springtime success. REPAIR HAND TOOLS Your hand tools are vital to your gardening. Spend time sharpening blades and replacing split handles now. This...

Unique Shrubbery Designs

Every once in a while you may find yourself driving up to your house and taking a glance around. After all the hard work you've put into making the interior of your house and the outer walls beautiful, you've noticed that you neglected the plants and shrubbery that surround it. Or, for those that tend to pay more attention...

Top Reasons You Should Use Wooden Deck Plugs

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A deck is a rewarding home addition you make and you need to do it properly to maintain its functionality, firmness, and curb appeal.  Building a deck not only adds value but also makes an excellent space to relax and lounge or throw a summer barbecue for the family and friends if they can’t fit inside.  Fastening the deck...

What are the Basic Tools for Gardening? Is it Possible to buy them Online?

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Gardening is one of the best ways to spend your free time at home. You don’t need a large piece of land to do it. A few old pots and some space with direct exposure to the sun is all you need to start growing veggies or flowers in your home. While it's not a demanding job, you need a...

Creating an Outdoor Living Space

Creating an outdoor living space expands the home and provides extra room for entertaining or just relaxing in the sun or under the stars.  The appeal of the outdoors affects us all and having a well-designed space just steps away helps us to escape the hectic pace of our lives and breathe in the fresh air with style. When designating...
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