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Outbuildings

A Palace For a Good Friend

My dog is my best friend. So for him/her, we are going to give them a beautiful dog house. Something that will nice in the back yard that he/she can call home.

Driveways & Walkways

Using Stepping Stones as Your Walkway or Pathway

Need to put in a pathway from the side to the back of the house? How about using stepping stones as your path. They provide a decorative alternative to a full walkway.

Home Siding

Vinyl Siding: The Many Styles and Colors to Choose From

Vinyl siding is one of the most widely used siding material for homes and outbuildings. It comes in many different styles and colors. It is an attractive alternative to more expensive siding options.

Landscaping

Unique Flower Containers to Plant Flowers for the Garden

Looking to plant some container flowers around the garden and patio area. How about something different to bring some character to your garden? How about some unique flower containers.

Driveways & Walkways

Many Walkway Types to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home

There are many walkway types to select from – from brick to stone pavers. Try to view all of them rather than settling for a standard concrete walk. The design type could really improve the curb appeal of your home.

Garden Furniture

Garden Chaise Lounge – The Most Popular Garden Furniture Piece

It is a beautiful day outside. Perfect weather to enjoy and read a book. You would like to lounge as your read. Who knows, you might doze off. Having a chaise lounge available can make this dream come true.

Home Siding

The Elegant Look of Stone Veneer Siding

If you are looking for an unique look for your home, consider stone veneer siding. Through the eyes of home designers and architects, stone veneer is what sets a home apart.

Decks & Patios

You Come Upon a Garden Bench as You Stroll Through the Garden

It is so nice to walk outside with a friend to view the garden. But mostly talk about other matters as you stroll through the yard. And then there is a beautiful garden bench. A place to sit down as you finish the key conversation that brought you two together.

Exterior Decor

Using Window Boxes To Beef Up Your Exterior Home Decor

A least expensive way to add some nice decor to your exterior home is the addition of window boxes attached to your exterior home. Use these window boxes to plant flowers or add seasonal decor that celebrates the season. It doesn’t cost much and it adds so much to the exterior look.

Ponds & Fountains

Adding a Garden Pond to Your Landscaping – Some Ideas

To really add to your backyard landscaping, considering add a garden pond with or without a waterfall. Add some lighting, water pond plants, and perhaps some fish. You will have a landscaping look that bring on a conversation.

Flooring

Bamboo Floors: Catch the Style and Beauty of a Poplular Hardwood

Bamboo flooring is one of many hardwood floors to select from. But what is nice about bamboo is the color and strength. Bamboo comes in all kinds of styles. It is great for flooring and wall paneling. Let’s view how bamboo can work in home restoration.

Garage

Smart Garage Storage Units to Keep It Neatly Organized

Garage can get cluttered fairly quickly. Garages are for storing auto, bikes, lawn equipment, tools, and junk. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Using smart garage organization you can assemble everything in a neatly order that make your garage the envy of the neighborhood.

Decks & Patios

How to Shop For Patio Furniture

There are more factors to consider when searching for the perfect furniture for your patio. Function of the patio A patio can be many things. It can be a dining

Landscaping

Rain Collection Systems for Rain Harvesting

In many areas around the world, rain water is a precious commodity. You don’t want to waste it. Collecting rain water is smart thinking. So setting rain barrels and other collection items can give you the water when needed most.

Driveways & Walkways

Creative Garden Walkways

Who says your garden walkway needs to be standard concrete slab? How about something creative to give your walkway some personality. Take a look at some creative walkway ideas below.

Decks & Patios

Cool Ideas For An Amazing Patio

Then again, it’s not surprising some homeowners give their patio special treatment and prefer to spend more time there than anywhere else inside their home. Patios, after all, are inherently

Home Siding

Choosing Your Style of Brick Siding

Sample style of red spaced brick siding Notes: Brick siding is one of the most popular used home siding along with vinyl siding. Brick is bit more expensive than vinyl

Decks & Patios

Lighting the Backyard Deck

You have build a beautiful deck in your backyard. It is a great gathering place for friends and family. But what about night? Is your deck all dark? Light it up!, with these decorative deck lighting ideas.

Sheds

Getting Ready for the Winter

Wood shed in small garden area Notes: Winter is just around the corner. Time to get your wood shed filled up. Wood sheds are perfect outbuildings for storing winter firewood.

Landscaping

Small Yard – How About a Patio Garden?

Patio garden ideas for small yard Notes: If you have a small garden, you might consider building a patio garden that give you both a patio and framed-in garden. You

Home Siding

Brick is the Mid-Option Between Stone and Vinyl

Large brick house with siding trim and tile roof Notes: There is vinyl, stone and wood siding. And then there is brick. Brick is bit more expensive than vinyl but

Exterior Decor

Exterior Window Shutters for Decor

Exterior window shutters for decor Notes: Many homes – particularly those in sunny and seaside areas – have exterior window shutters that open and close. When opened, they are attached

Ponds & Fountains

Flowing Water Is a Welcome Sound for Any Garden

Flowing water is a welcome sound for any garden Notes: When you think about your backyard oasis, you might consider installing a small fountain of flowing water. It doesn’t have

Roof & Gutters

If Using Asphalt Shingles, Make It Textured Shingles

If using asphalt shingles, make it textured shingles Notes: Most of us probably don’t think of our roof as a decorating piece. But that is where you may be wrong.

Garage

Your Garage Doors Can Make a Statement

Typical American home with two wooden oak garage doors. Notes: Your garage door makes a statement whether you like of not. Since the garage entrance takes up a lot of