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3 Great ideas for you new outdoor living space

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1. Decks

New deck products can last decades and add beauty and value to a home, so the addition of a deck is a great project to consider. If you’re planning to build a deck consider easy maintenance composite decking and take time to look at options for balusters and rails such as iron spindles or glass panels that will maximize the view. Also be sure to account for shade and comfort. Options for shading include a large patio umbrella, a retractable awning, or installing shading sails. When planning a deck project, pay attention to how the sunlight travels across your property throughout the day in the summer. You may discover that some areas receive very little sunlight in the day, which may make that the best location for your new deck.

2. Shelters

An outdoor shelter is a roofed structure used for outdoor entertaining that is separate from the house. Think of a picnic shelter at a park, but include amenities such as patio seating, a fireplace, TV, and an outdoor kitchen. Shelters can be constructed with wood and stone to match whatever style works best for the property, home and homeowner's taste. Just as with the outdoor living room attached to the home, a chandelier or ceiling fan can be installed to keep the space cool in the summer and space heaters can be used to allow the shelter to be useful in the cooler months.

3. Pergolas

A pergola is a structure usually consisting of parallel colonnades supporting an open roof of girders and cross rafters. What distinguishes a pergola from an arbor is that it is used for moderate shading and is a larger structure.

We love Pergolas because they have the possibility to have climbing plants around them to provide more shade and look super natural! 

What is your favorite structure for your outdoor living space? 

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