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

What’s Underfoot? A Quick Guide to Patio Surfaces

Patios and terraces have always been popular outdoor spaces. Whether a Parisian courtyard or a rooftop alcove, only porches and sunrooms beat out these paved (or semi-paved) retreats in a recent survey of my readers as the most ideal outside living space. Let’s examine some of the wide variety of patio surfaces.

Patio Stones

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Garden Paving Slabs – Buying the Right Materials

Garden paving slabs can make your garden and your entire outdoor area come to life. With so many choices in sizes, shapes, colors and textures that are available today, your yard and garden can be anything from a contemporary and bright space to an earthy and inviting garden nook. When you choose paving slabs, be … Read moreGarden Paving Slabs – Buying the Right Materials

It’s Summer And Patio Sets Are Center Stage

It’s summer and we try to spend as much time outside as possible, children are playing in the yard or around the pool and we gather out with friends enjoying the kids and fun. What would this kind of day be if you did not have a good patio set. Patio sets do make our … Read moreIt’s Summer And Patio Sets Are Center Stage

Concrete Stone Work Is Possible

Recent developments in concrete have made it one of the most versatile, beautifying and durable construction materials. Concrete is no longer a dull gray slab used for floors in warehouses and garages. Modern techniques of staining and polishing concrete can make walls, pillars and walkways appear to be made of stone or marble. The decorative … Read moreConcrete Stone Work Is Possible

Faux Finish Concrete Staining

Are you tired of looking at plain dull concrete around your home? Have you seen beautifully colored concrete and wondered how it’s done? It’s not difficult and can be done by the average do-it-yourselfer. Concrete staining is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to decorate new and existing concrete surfaces. Staining can transform your concrete … Read moreFaux Finish Concrete Staining

You Have Many Options For a New Patio Material

Constructing a new patio this summer or redoing an old one will present you with a lot of choices for materials. Each one of them has its advantages and drawbacks but they will all go a long way of contributing to a beautiful patio. Anyone who lives in a climate that is cold in the … Read moreYou Have Many Options For a New Patio Material

Flagstone Patio – 5 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Flagstone Patio

Flagstones аrе a popular choice fоr patio materials bесаuѕе оf thеir natural rustic look. Patios made оf flagstone аrе easy tо maintain аnd require minimal effort tо make lооk rеаllу good. However, constructing a flagstone patio iѕ nоt аѕ easy аѕ еvеrуоnе thinks. But with ѕоmе guidance, great results саn bе achieved! Hеrе аrе 5 … Read moreFlagstone Patio – 5 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Flagstone Patio