Exterior House Painting Trends

Exterior House PaintingIf you tend to spend a lot of time outside, you probably know that through the winter months, our homes can get dated, dirty, and old looking.  Paint gets chipped away after snow, sleet, rain and ice.  Before you know it your house begins to look older and shabbier than it ever was before.  If you DO want to spend a lot of time outdoors, the last thing you want is to have to look at an eye sore, or worse, have your family, friends and neighbors look at an eye sore too.  You might want to consider repainting or doing touchups.  But, perhaps it’s time for a new color or style and perhaps this is the best time to go about it.  When it comes to exterior house painting trends, there are all sorts of colors, hues and tones to choose from; not just one, so you have the choice to choose a paint color that you really love.  Below, are a few colors for this year, as well as the next. Continue reading

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 Modern Interior Design?

Modern Interior Design

 

Knowing if you like modern decor is really easy.  Just ask yourself these questions:  Do you like clean lines with free space?  Do you enjoy seeing neutral colors alongside primary colors?  How about using things like wood, stainless steel and natural stone in your home?  If you like a clean, simple and calming interior, then modern interior design is the style for you.  If you want to know more about modern home remodeling trends or how to define the term modern in the decorating world, just continue below and read all about it. Continue reading

What is Modern Exterior Design?

Modern Exterior DesignWhen people think of designing or decorating a home – inside or out, they usually tend to ask themselves what types of styles they prefer.  Personally for me, I love modern styles.  But, for someone else they may like country Chic, French Country, Traditional, Art Deco, etc.  There are literally over a dozen different classified styles so you have plenty to choose from.  But, if like me, you love modern, you might think that placing modern touches inside the home is the only way to design.  But, that’s not true.  In fact, many of the things you see on the exterior part of a home can be classified as modern.  When most people think of modern styles they think of glass, natural stone, natural wood, clean lines, lots of space, etc.  These “items” are all good for outdoor space or indoor space.  But, when it comes to the exterior of your home, you might need a few specific ideas (beyond just words).  Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place.  If you want to know what modern exterior design is, just continue to read below for some cool ideas where I’ll be looking at homes and giving you a few exterior details and descriptions on modern homes. Continue reading

Questions to Ask a Pool Contractor

Questions to Ask a Pool ContractorWhen it comes time to start your Pool Renovation and you are looking for a pool contractor, there ARE a few questions you need to ask before you hire them or sign any forms or a contract.  As with any business out there, there are always questions you should ask before hand – not only to keep yourself safe, but to keep an open line of communication open so that nothing surprising will happen during the duration of the build.  Beyond just asking questions, it’s also a good idea to do a one on one interview in person.  This would be the time to do them a one over; ask them your questions, see how they respond, what answers they give you (if any) and then find out more about the individual or company by looking at reviews online.  Here are the TOP questions you should ask a pool contractor. Continue reading

Modern Deck Design

Modern Deck DesignWhen it comes to styles – either indoors or out, there are many different options to choose from, especially these days’ people are coming up with new styles every single day.  In a previous post we did Traditional Deck Design.  In this specific post we will be talking about Modern Deck design – one of my personal favorite styles to be honest.  Traditional tends to deal with lighter colors, everything matches, everything in pairs of 2, not a lot of bright colors, etc. Modern is completely different than Traditional Design when it comes to style, decorating and especially pool design in Greenwich.  When we start talking about modern, we talk about; simplicity – and I don’t mean simple as in boring!  We also start to talk about clutter free, lots of different architectural lines, technological items – you definitely won’t see this in a traditional style, you will also see a lot of stainless steel, warm leather colors like caramel, chocolate and black licorice in a modern style with things like warm wood colors and tones, glass and metal being used. The last thing we talk about when it comes to a modern anything is an open space – rooms or spaces usually aren’t cramped together in a 4 wall room, instead you will see a lot of flow from one area or one room to another without the use of being closed in with 4 walls in the way!  If modern sounds like something you would be interested in, chances are you will love the modern deck designs below.  Be prepared to be wowed! Continue reading

Popular Water Features

Pool Water FeaturesWhen it comes to a swimming pool, you can get as plain or decorate as you want.  That’s the great thing about pool construction after all.  You can make the pool fit your needs (wading pool, swimming pool, just for looks pool, etc.)  You can create it so it fits your budget, you can create it so it fits your yard (different shapes, sizes, depth, etc.), you can create a green and yellow colored pool, brown and white, and you can even create a rainbow pool if you really want to!  When it comes to the accessories, landscape and lights around the pool though, this is a whole other ballgame.  Sure, you don’t have to add anything if you don’t want to.  You can just have a swimming pool, some chairs to sit in and a patio.  But, if you are going to have a swimming pool, why not do all you can and make it really spectacular?!  One of the most popular options, beyond just lights and landscape around a swimming pool, are the water features.  Water features can be anything you want it to be – as big or small, dramatic or plain.  But, if you are looking into pool construction in Stamford and you want some ideas or you just want to see what is available as far as water features go, be sure to continue reading below for some awesome ideas! Continue reading

Epic Backyard Swimming Pool Designs

Backyard Pool DesignThese days, there seems to be a top ten, 20 or 30 list for all sorts of things. But, for this particular list we are going to talk about pool construction trends in Stamford and of course the epic backyard swimming pool designs that are created. Swimming pools are such a beneficial thing to add to your yard. Not only is it really healthy for you to swim; great for your arms and legs, helps strengthen your lungs and is great for your heart, but it’s also just a beautiful addition that can add fun, relaxation and entertainment to any home. Not to mention the fact that adding a swimming pool to your home can lend value to the price point if and when you sell your home! That third one is usually the most beneficial to homeowners that will want to sell down the line. In any case, if you love swimming or swimming pools, you probably want some cool ideas on trends and pools so when you get yours built, you already have a few plans on what you want. Well, without further ado, check these epic swimming pools out! 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