The Smart Deck

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Thanks to technology, we are no longer the only smart ones in our home. With smartphones, smart televisions and smart watches, there is no reason why your deck and entire outdoor space can’t enjoy this kind of technology as well. Being smart in the technical sense takes a whole lot more than an education and… Read more »

Five Ways to Enjoy your Deck this Fall Season

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Say it ain’t over. Summer is indeed coming to an end but if your deck season ends when the kids get on that school bus, you’re doing it all wrong.     Your deck is the centerpiece of your outdoor space. Centerpieces take time and money to create, so get out there, get creative, and… Read more »

Deck Bling

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Your outdoor space should reflect your personality. It should also reflect your budget. While decks and pools are on the higher end when it comes to outdoor living expenses, there are loads of design elements that will have you to keep up with the trends  Let your personality shine through with some deck bling. Bedazzling… Read more »

American Louvered Roofs – What will they think of next?

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The Jetson’s probably had one. Other than that, you’ll have to see it, to believe it. Picture an outdoor roof for your patio that has more versatility than can be imagined. American louvered roofs bring exciting back to your patio with this cutting edge, revolutionary shelter.     American louvered roofs provide the meaning of luxurious… Read more »

Great Gazebos

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If you’re in the market for a gazebo, you might consider Country Home Gazebos. They specialize in one area of expertise and will bring their best to the table, ensuring your new gazebo will meet or exceed your expectations. Country Lane Gazebos is a family-owned business founded in 1994 by Samuel Stoltzfus. They offer quality… Read more »

Festive porches

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Everyone who enters your home this festive season can feel the spirit before they reach the threshold.  With a little imagination, your front porch can set the joyful scene for this holiday season. Have a plan for your porch and pick a theme. When it comes time… Read more »

Decorate your deck

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Fall is wonderful time to decorate. With Halloween and Thanksgiving, our autumn season is filled with colour and our decks and patios are a great canvas to display our joy for the season. We’ve cleared off the plants and we’ve swept and scrubbed down the deck as we consider the upcoming hibernation of our outdoor space…. Read more »

Sitting Pretty with a Permit

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You’ve decided on a budget, a design, and the contractor for your new deck. You might be questioning whether a permit is needed. The short answer is yes. Throughout most municipalities in Canada, a permit is required when erecting any structure on your property. It’s important to build a deck the right way, because if… Read more »

Railings are the icing on the cake

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You might be delighted to find so many options available to you for the designing of your new deck. And you’ll be downright ecstatic to realize the array of choices available for finishing touches like railings. A great railing is the icing on the cake for your deck creation.   Deck Railing Options While structure and engineering is… Read more »