How to Expand Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor Living Space

 
Way back in the winter and spring you could hardly wait for how warm and amazing the summer was going to be. During the summer, your outdoor living space can see lots of use – chances are you are going to want to enjoy the fresh air, the sun, and the smell of freshly cut grass.  However most people that have yards just have grass, and some chairs to sit on, but if you want to create the backyard of your dreams, you want to try to expand your outdoor living space to make it really cozy, serene and comfortable.  In order to do that you need ideas on how to go about that, thankfully if you continue reading below you will see some great ideas to hopefully inspire you. Continue reading

What is Traditional Exterior Design?

Traditional Exterior Design
 
When it comes to exterior remodeling trends, traditional design is one of the most popular options to choose from.  But, when most people think of traditional design, they think of a style that is boring and plain.  This is not the truth though.  If you want to create an exterior design using traditional style, use the guide below to help you out.  One of the most important things to remember when it comes to traditional style is that curb appeal is of the utmost importance.  Curb appeal means that the home should have clean exteriors, with well-kept landscaping and it needs to be maintained.  The outside of a home in any style is one that leaves a lasting impression since it’s the first impression people will get from the outside of the home.  This is also important to note if you plan on selling your home and that’s why you are looking into traditional exterior remodeling trends. Continue reading

Design Trends for a Small Backyard

Trends for a Small BackyardSome people think that if they have a small backyard, it automatically means that their yard has to be cheesy, chintzy or that they can’t design it at all.  But, that’s just not the case.  One of the things you want to look for are articles just like this one to help give your ideas and instill some creativity inside of you to help you when it comes to designing your small backyard – it doesn’t matter if you have a single family home, duplex, or even shared housing, the ideas below are great ones to use if you have a smaller area to work with.  The number one key to remember when it comes to a small space, is to not over crowd it with items, this just makes it appear even smaller, and it gets hard to move around in. Below you will see a number of tips that are circled around home remodeling trends and designs. Continue reading

Pet Friendly Backyard Design

Pet Friendly Backyard DesignIf you have dogs, you probably have dreams of them frolicking around the backyard, with plenty of water, fun toys, and seeing that smile on their face that shows how excited they are to be outside.  Dogs are, after all, outdoor creatures.  But, it’s not like you can just let them out and hope for the best – well you can, but I doubt he or she will have much fun!  If you want to really make a special place for you and your dog to play and have fun, you have to create a pet friendly backyard and in order to do this, you need to read the blog below for some amazing ideas that Fido is just going to love! Continue reading

How to Prepare the Backyard for Summer

Prepare the Backyard for summerWith summer (finally!) approaching, it’s a good time now to start putting together a to-do list to get started on spring cleaning for your backyard.  This can be a little to do list such as raking old leaves away, pruning the bushes, or even cleaning off the deck and side of the house with a pressure hose or it can be a little more expansive such as bringing out the lawn furniture, putting up new foundations to keep the summer heat away and add a little shade, or even repainting the deck!  Here we will do a little bit of both with the to-do list below. Continue reading

Types of Lighting for Pools

Lighting for PoolsInstalling the right kind of lighting around your pool is as important as the pool itself. Just like inside your home, lack of lighting, or the wrong types of lighting, can be dangerous. Couple that with slippery walkways and a body of water in your backyard, and you’ve got a serious safety hazard. The right kind of lighting in and around your swimming pool is a vital part of the security of your family and friends. It’s also the perfect way to add fun, excitement, and even elegance to your pool and landscaping. If you’re looking for better ways to light up that entertainment arena you’ve already created in your backyard, here are some tips on the different types of lighting that can help you make your pool the safe and enjoyable addition to your Stamford home you had in mind. Continue reading

How to Design Landscape Around a Pool

Landscape Around a PoolA beautiful swimming pool in your backyard … it’s part of the American dream for many people in Greenwich and throughout the country. In fact, it’s estimated that upwards of 32 percent of all home owners in the United States own a pool. Swimming pools come with myriad advantages, from recreation to fun to relaxation. And if you’ve got kids, then you’ve got a whole new level of perk to your pool. Of course, landscaping around your own little ocean can be a bit intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before. The truth is, though, that landscaping with a pool can be just as simple as landscaping without one. By incorporating just a few important steps into your landscaping project, you can create the area you’ve always dreamed of, with your swimming pool as the front-and-center star of the show. Here are some tips on designing landscaping around your pool that can help you turn your backyard into an elegant arena of beauty and entertainment. Continue reading