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Making the Most of Your Backyard Deck

Curved benches and planters add interest to this deck
A deck not only adds value to your home but it opens up a whole new world for your backyard living.  A deck provides the space for you to enjoy outdoor relaxation, play and entertaining.  Let these decks inspire you and learn how to make your deck fabulous and ready for outdoor living. A backyard deck is an extension of...

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

winter gardening tasks
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...

A Bright and Vivid Lawn Starts with The Right Grass

No matter where you go you always see the same thing in people’s lawns, a bright, vibrant field of relentless green.  You’d be forgiven for thinking that all this grass was precisely the same. The truth of the matter is that while all of them bring the same verdant color to your lawn (with some variations, of course, they...

Tips for Creating an Indoor Garden

Indoor garden
Don’t have a big back yard but always wanted to grow your own flowers? No matter if you live in an apartment or just happen to not have much outdoor square footage, this doesn’t mean that you can’t put your green thumb to good use. With an indoor garden you can bring the beauty of Mother Nature right into...

Beautiful Backyard Stone Work Concepts

What better time to begin work in your backyard to primp it for the summer than now? Sure, it may be cold outside, but this is the best time to remodel your yard so it's ready for a grand unveiling the first day of summer. Although you can't really change the size or shape of your yard, there are...

Five Facelifts For Your Deck

Let's face it, sometimes it's not only the interior of your house that needs a makeover. We've compiled some inspiration to help you find the way to your dream deck. An often forgotten space is the area below the deck.  renovating the sub-deck space into a small patio will provide another area to relax, party, grill, roast marshmallows or escape...

What Kind of Patio is Right For You?

The official beginning of summer is just a few weeks away in the USA.  This brings us to thoughts of cookouts, backyard lounging and outdoor family gatherings.  An outdoor space that is comfortable, functional and visually appealing is paramount to many who enjoy their backyard.  The question is, what kind of patio is right for you?  Let's examine some of...

Sunroom: A Fabulous Escape From The Winter

A fabulous sunroom can be as simple or as elaborate as you desire. A sunroom is a retreat where you can escape to in the winter and dream of the summer months ahead. Because we crave the sunshine during the winter, a sunroom is a perfect addition to  your home. A sunroom is a place or rest and respite. This...

How To Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies To Your Garden With 3 Key Elements

Hummingbird at Echinacea
Hummingbirds and butterflies are a beautiful sight to behold! Have you been wondering how to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden? There are 3 key elements you need to provide for these beautiful creatures. In order to survive, they need shelter, food, and water. When planned properly, your garden will be a go-to spot. Indeed, they will return daily...

Create Your Own Kitchen Herb Garden

Food without herbs and spices is plain. Fresh herbs add color, taste and a sensational aroma. On top of that, the fragrance of freshly cut herbs complements the the smell of freshly cooked goodies. According to star chef Curtis Stone, growing your own herbs has numerous benefits. Among them is the feeling of satisfaction and pride. “I like being...

Terrariums in Interior Design

A terrarium is effectively a miniature reproduction of an ecosystem, neatly encased in a glass or transparent container. Usually these containers can be opened so that you can maintain your plants, but some terrariums are sealed (this will require different kind of plants, positioning, moisture and exposure). Terrariums then are a fantastic decorative element in any modern home. Just how aquariums...

Indoor Swimming Pools to Inspire

Luxury indoor swimming pool
Many of us are aware of the benefits of swimming and dream of the luxury of having our own swimming pool.  However, choosing between an indoor and outdoor pool can be a tough decision.  Here are the benefits and drawbacks of an indoor pool and photos of luxury home swimming pools to inspire you. The major benefit of an indoor swimming pool...

30 best ideas for backyard fireplace and pergolas

Outdoor fireplaces help create the feeling of an additional room, and are a perfect place to entertain on a chilly evening. We bring you the best ideas around fireplaces and pergolas with seating area. From fancy to rustic, portable to permanent, find an outdoor fireplace design to suit your home’s architecture and your living style. Check the selected images below! ...

Tips for creating a backyard escape

Tips for creating a backyard escape
A truly relaxing and welcoming backyard takes more than just adding a pool. Thoughtful layout and flow in the space, careful consideration of how you live and entertain, and unified design elements all contribute to a relaxing oasis for your home. When creating your backyard escape, start with the pool itself as a cue. Do you need space for frequent...

Start Your Garden Indoors – Tips and Tricks To Get You Planting Now

Start your garden indoors using easy tips and tricks to get you planting now. Of course, if you start your plants inside, you can get your crop earlier. This means a longer growing season. Of course, before you plant seeds you need information. You need to know when to start the seeds. In addition, you need to know the germination...

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...

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...

The Repurposed Garden

If you want to spruce up your garden, add character and style to your plantings, repurposed items can do the job.  Old chairs, doors, windows, bathtubs, furniture and various other household items can serve a purpose in your garden. Before you throw out that old broken chair or your child’s bicycle that’s rusting away, think about other uses.  Not only...