Made in the Shade: The ABCs of Patio Umbrellas

Pop singer Rihanna may tempt you to get under her umbrella, ella, ella, (you get the picture), but tell her no thanks, because all you need to keep shaded and dry can be found right in your own backyard. Patio umbrellas are sometimes overlooked as a boring piece of furniture. On the contrary, there are … Read moreMade in the Shade: The ABCs of Patio Umbrellas

How to Care for a Flagstone Patio

Adding a flagstone patio to your home will provide your household with a whole new living area and come in very handy when you want to entertain your friends or family. This type of backyard accent will boost the value of your home and at the same time provide an area for you and your … Read moreHow to Care for a Flagstone Patio

Cultured stone fireplaces

As a title “Cultured Stone Fireplaces” can be a little misleading. No fireplace is going to be made of cultured stone. Surrounds can be stone but the fireplace itself is going to be masonry, an insert or sometimes a prefab material. This article is about the aesthetics of the fireplace and the parts that are … Read moreCultured stone fireplaces

DIY: Concrete Form Walkway

Pouring your own concrete pathway is easier than most people think and will increase the value and curb appeal of your home. Building a strong form will ensure a sturdy pathway that will not shift or crack. Laying a concrete pathway will require that you gather the necessary materials before beginning the project. Things You … Read moreDIY: Concrete Form Walkway