Screened-In Porches and Decks Extend Your Living Area

Is your home getting too small, or have you always wanted a screened-in porch? It can be possible to add a deck or patio or any home and increase your living area. Building companies, like Design Builders Inc., can create new space that ties seamlessly into your existing structure. They have a few tips that … Read moreScreened-In Porches and Decks Extend Your Living Area

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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100 Great Romantic Ideas

1. Bury a “Time Capsule” together with trinkets, love letters or other romantic sentimental items. Then, draw up a simple map and store it in your safe deposit box. Date the map and decide together when you’ll dig up your romantic treasure. 2. Create a special music disk together of love or fun songs. Have … Read more100 Great Romantic Ideas

Patio Designs with Fire Pit

Do you return home stressed and tired after slogging hard at work? Do you come home with a headache and droopy tired eyes? Do you enjoy the occasional drizzle from the confines of your window? Do you lean on your kitchen platform and wait for your oven to grill that juicy sirloin while you feel … Read morePatio Designs with Fire Pit