Summer calls for spending time outside and enjoying the warm, sunny days and cool, evening breezes. You don’t have to go far to enjoy everything the season has to offer. With a few key pieces of furniture, some simple design tricks, and a bit of enthusiasm, you can turn your porch, patio, or deck into an outdoor sitting area where you and your family can relax and enjoy the outdoors.
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Not only do they provide immense personal value while increasing the home’s footprint, but a deck may actually add anywhere from about 60 to 100 percent of its cost to the final home value. And when you do it yourself, you save tremendously on labor, increasing your gain even more. There’s only one catch: It’s not as simple as throwing down some boards and calling it a deck. It takes a little planning to build a
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Nothing lasts forever. When your deck has seen better days – or begs for an updated look – it’s time to refinish the wood. Don’t even consider simply painting or staining over a peeling or deteriorated solid-stained surface. No amount of cover-up will mask the shape the wood is in, and a new finish will never last on a poorly prepared surface. Not to mention
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Father’s Day is right around the corner, and I have been pondering what to do for my dear ole’ dad. Ever since I was a little girl, my dad has loved working in the yard and building things. His eyes would light up whenever I asked to join him so he could teach me something new. These memories got me to thinking that I could help my dad with a project as my gift to him for Father’s Day.
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