Best Deck Materials for Long-Lasting and Gorgeous Outdoor Area

Best Deck Materials for Long-Lasting and Gorgeous Outdoor Area

Relaxing outdoors is one of the best and easiest ways to recharge your batteries, soak up some vitamin D, and lift your mood. That’s why many homeowners decide to build a deck or patio to complete their outdoor living space. But a gorgeous outdoor area doesn’t just manifest itself out of thin air. It requires careful planning, collaboration, and expert craftsmanship to create a deck you’re proud to show off. And it all starts with the materials you use. If you’re considering building a deck or patio for your home, it is important to learn about the different deck materials you can use and how to choose the best deck materials for your outdoor area.

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Beautiful Outdoor Patio Gives This Backyard a Wonderful Makeover

Beautiful Outdoor Patio Gives This Backyard a Wonderful Makeover

It’s funny how you think a project will go versus how it turns out. This goes for us as builders and for the homeowners as well. For this recent project, the client initially contacted us about building a deck. Their house had sliding glass doors out back, but they were too high up from the yard to just walk out. We understood why a deck naturally came to mind because of the drop distance. However, we ended up building this beautiful outdoor patio instead. Learn more about the why and this project.

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How to Determine the Perfect Deck Size for Your Home

How to Determine the Perfect Deck Size for Your Home

Starting a deck construction project is an exciting time for any homeowner. Decks bring joy and fulfillment to any homeowner’s life, from grilling and hosting parties and cookouts—to grabbing some extra vitamin D when sunbathing. But many factors go into determining the size of your new deck. Below, we’ll outline some basic guidelines to narrow down the perfect deck size for your home.

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Ultimate Deck and Paver Patio Backyard Remodel

Ultimate Deck and Paver Patio Backyard Remodel

When we say ultimate, we don’t use that word lightly. This was a considerably large project. All of which turned out stunning if we do say so (and we do). But this project is more than pretty pictures. This deck and paver patio has with multiple elements and areas. There was the deck, the stairs leading to the lower backyard, the fire pit area, a dedicated grill niche, a walkway, and more. Like working with all our homeowners, we sit down and really work to incorporate all the design elements you want to include. For this project, the list was just a bit longer than your average bear. Read on to learn and see more about the project.

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Deck to Screened-In Patio Transformation in Maryland Home

Deck to Screened-In Patio Transformation in Maryland Home

We need to discuss something we often see with new home builds. When homeowners pick out options, there are add-ons, like decks, that you can choose. Don’t. Many times those add-ons get overlooked. Often the add-ons are built with the cheapest materials and put together as quickly as possible. This is how we’ve come about this latest project: a deck to screened-in patio transformation.

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Deck and Large Patio With Fire Pit

Deck and Large Patio With Fire Pit

Usually, we list out materials for our recent projects, the homeowner’s wishes, and how it went. But, for this one, we will let the pictures and the customer do the talking. While we are always happy with satisfied customers, it’s great to get testimonials of our hard work. For this deck and large patio, we worked with the Callows. They had a vision, and we had the skills to make it happen. Here are some of the after photos and the client’s review.

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Fall Inspiration: How to Design a Custom Fire Pit for Your Backyard

Fall Inspiration: How to Design a Custom Fire Pit for Your Backyard

As fall stretches over Maryland, we turn our minds to all things cozy. There are many opportunities to enjoy the landscaping around your property, perhaps from the vantage point of your backyard patio. One of the best ways you can celebrate an autumnal evening is with the warmth and flickering light of a fire pit. There are so many reasons to incorporate a fire pit into your backyard design. But how do you start the process?

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Beyond Repair – Why Your Replacement Deck is a Good Investment

Beyond Repair – Why Your Replacement Deck is a Good Investment

Your deck is an important part of your home. It extends your living room from the inside to the outside, affording you another place to entertain and relax. So what should you do when aging and rotting make your deck less fun and relaxing? Perhaps even dangerous? How do you know when it’s time for a replacement deck? Piecemealing new boards and staining as needed can keep your deck functional for a while, but eventually, replacing your deck is a wiser financial decision. Whether you’re upgrading for safety, aesthetic, or functionality purposes, here’s how you’ll know when it’s time and how you’ll benefit from a replacement deck.

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