Whether you need to replace broken or unattractive railings around your porch or deck or want to add a bit of curb appeal and safety to your porch, deck or pool area, railed fencing is a great choice. Open and inviting, railed fencing is available in a number of styles from turned Colonial to specialty spokes and fluted designs.
Railed fencing is typically made from a variety of materials including wood, aluminum, wrought iron, and vinyl. The material you choose will depend on your needs, preferences and budget.
Vinyl railings have become very popular in recent years due to their durability and maintenance-free designs. But there are some disadvantages to using vinyl railings that you’ll want to consider before making your final decision.
Read on to get a complete run down of the advantages and disadvantages of using vinyl railings for your porch, deck or fencing project. Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of Vinyl Railings”
Outdoor furniture has certainly come a long way from the folding aluminum lawn chairs many of us grew up with in the 70s and 80s. In fact, today’s outdoor seating often rivals the comfort and versatility of furniture you’d find in most living rooms.
Whether you’re adding furniture to your backyard, patio or deck for the first time or are ready to upgrade worn out furnishings from seasons’ past, the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming, at least at first. Here are some tips to narrow down your options and transform your outdoor space into a relaxing space you’ll enjoy for years to come. Continue reading “How to Reinvent Your Backyard with Outdoor Furniture”
Decks and patios are great for when the weather is clear and warm; but wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy them year round? By creating a screened porch, you’re opening that outdoor space for your use all year long, which means you’re getting more out of your home—and that’s a goal everyone should aim for. Even if you don’t have an existing porch to screen, adding a screened porch to your home is simple, and easily one of the more cost-effective ways of getting to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of your porch.
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