Exteriors

5 Next-Gen Deck Ideas to Highlight Your Pool

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More than 8.5 million homes in the U.S. have swimming pools, according to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals. Both in-ground and above-ground pools provide a wonderful place for families to relax, but they can be time intensive to maintain. Enhance your poolside deck with time-saving, fun-enabling innovations that cater to family and friends.

Style without the stress - creating relaxation at home

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With incidences of stress and stress-related illness ever on the increase in the UK it is more important than ever to turn our homes into a place of sanctuary and relaxation. With some small changes to the look and feel of our homes, we can ensure that time spent there is as restorative as possible, helping to decrease the likelihood of stress-related problems in our lives at work and in the outside world. Here are the top five ways to improve your mood.

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6 Tips to Keeping Your Pool Looking its Best

Your swimming pool says a lot about you. If you maintain it and it looks amazing, it will reflect well on your hard working style. Be proud of your pool and maintain its appearance. After all, it is a complement to your overall yard, landscape, and home. Letting it go not only shows others that you don't care, but it also can depreciate your home's value over time. From having the stone resealed in the pool area to simply keeping bugs and leaves out of the water, you can make your pool the envy of the neighborhood. Here are some tips to ensuring your pool looks its best.

Top 6 Inexpensive Ideas for Outdoor Storage

Homeowners collect several accessories for yard care and accumulate even more if they have a hot tub, pool or a garden. Outdoor items are often very difficult to keep and maintain if you don’t have an extra room in your garage. An option for outdoor storage helps to remove clutter. If there is no garage or open-air shed, you may look for outdoor storage alternatives for holding tools, spare household items and outdoor equipment.

Signs and Symptoms of Pests

If you are looking to buy a new home, you need to be sure the place you purchase is free of inconvenient pests that can decrease the value of your property. If you already own a home, identifying pests is the first line of defense against their incursion. You need to know which pests are present, how many there are, and what damage they have caused or could potentially inflict on your home.

Prep Your Home For Winter

There are many measures you can take before the winter season in order to make your life much easier. Luckily, we have the opportunity now to make our homes safe from harsh weather conditions before they even occur. There are plenty of energy-saving solutions that will not only save us money this winter season, but will also benefit us and our environment for years to come. Below are some useful tasks to tackle while it is still fall.

Protect your home from rain, hail, and snow

Five Creative Uses for Landscape Pavers

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If you are considering remodeling your driveway, patio, or entryway, or if you simply want to add some flair to your garden, consider landscape pavers! Landscape pavers come in a variety of colors, textures, and shapes. Pavers are a manufactured product, meaning that they tend to be more affordable than natural stone -- like flagstone -- and less susceptible to the breaks and cracks inherent in stone.

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