Installing a Flagstone Patio-DIY

Here’s Blog Cabin’s step-by-step process for installing a flagstone patio. This video is part of Blog Cabin show . SHOW DESCRIPTION :Blog It. Build It. Win It. DIY Network’s crew of home improvement experts build the cabin you helped design.When it’s done, one lucky winner is going to call it home.

Concrete Stain – Create Your Own Beautiful Patio

One of one of the most inexpensive in addition to a lot of trusted house improvement selections you can make is to utilize concrete taint. If it is properly made use of as well as additionally after that protected, you can make about as outstanding an impact on the appearance of any sort of kind … Read more

Put a Great Finish on Your Concrete

Broom finish, flagstone, color, texture, swirling, and more. All finishes to newly poured concrete. And all finishes anyone can do themselves. Any one of those finishes will give your patio or sidewalk something besides the same old look. The questions are, what do you do and how do you do it? However before we get … Read more

Patio Deck Design

A patio deck, constructed at the back or in front of the home, offers accessible space for informal entertaining and day by day enjoyment of the splendid outdoors. Effective patio deck designs can increase the floor space of your home, such as a patio with private kitchen or dining area, where you can entertain your … Read more

Flagstone Made Easy

(Flagstone patios are a great addition to any home.) Flagstone is a great material to use for exterior flooring that can be used in your yard as an area for friendly gatherings and cookouts. One benefit of flagstone is that it will last a long time with a minimum amount of maintenance. It is a … Read more

FauxPanels.com Debuts Fieldstone Style of Faux Stone Panels

Deer Park, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2010 In response to customer recommendation, FauxPanels.com has added a fieldstone style to its collection of artificial stone panels. The new fieldstone (also called flagstone) panels consist of flat stones in varying sizes and shapes, arranged artistically to bring an effortless originality to your design. “Customers have been requesting … Read more

Get Expert Planting Advice from the Local Garden Center

Every spring people take to their backyards looking for ways to beautify their surroundings. Many people have a lot of ambition but unfortunately little knowledge on how to select and grow plants that will fare well in their climate. Thankfully local garden centers can be relied upon to assist people with their gardening questions. There … Read more

Build Your Own Outdoor Fireplace – Part 1

You sit in your backyard in a comfortable chair with your feet propped up on the flagstone seating of your own outdoor fireplace. The crackle of the burning wood and the kids trying to obtain the perfect roast on their marshmallows brings you back to your childhood at the campground. The flickering flame produces a warmth not allowing your feet to feel the chill of the evening. This can be a reality if you ever thought about building your very own outdoor fireplace. If you are a handy person and feel like you are capable of building it yourself, you could be enjoying your very own outdoor fireplace soon. Whether you’ve given a fireplace much thought or not, there are lots of decisions to be made. So many things need to be thought of so the following paragraphs will guide you through a few of the things that need to be addressed.

Where in your backyard do you want to construct your fireplace? Before you answer that question with certainty, step back and take a good look at your entire yard. By doing this you may eliminate many areas quickly for fire danger reasons. Think about which way the wind blows most of the time and imagine embers leaving your chimney in that direction. What is in the direct path? The biggest concern will be shrubs, grass, and trees that may be dry in different seasons. You probably don’t want the fireplace to be within 10-15 feet of a mature tree with lots of dry leaves still on it.

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Installing a Brick Or Paver Walkway

The use of Bricks or Pavers to create a walkway or patio complements a home in a way that is unmatched. It adds a level of quality and elegance to a home entrance that can not be achieved with either concrete or asphalt. Brick and Pavers also come in many different colors and shapes allowing for unique color schemes and patterns to be achieved. In addition, installing a Brick or Paver walkway does not necessarily require a pro. With some basic knowledge and a relatively simple walkway plan, a homeowner is capable of undertaking such a project.

The key to installing a Brick or Paver Walkway is to first properly prepare the area where the bricks/pavers are to be installed. The area should be dug out at least a foot down, removing all topsoil and clay soil. In addition, string lines should be strung on each side of the walkway. The string lines indicate the finished height of the walkway.

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Remodeling Your Home The Green Way

Remodeling can be an inside or an outside job. Whether one wants to make changes to the interior of one’s home, or spruce up a walkway or patio, green remodeling is the most economic and eco-friendly way to go. Natural building materials can be anything from salvaged barn wood to pervious concrete. Thinking Outside the … Read more