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Freestanding Decks

The outdoors can fill you with the joys of spring, give your family extra space to develop relationships and help to lift your mood whenever you need it. That is why many homeowners are looking to establish a sense of the outdoors in their homes today with open spaces, natural light flooding in and plants and flowers that establish the outdoors indoors so to speak.

Men, now you can make the most of the space you have around your home as well as in it to get that outdoors appeal and it begins with freestanding decks in your yard. Although freestanding decks are considered to be expensive because professional installation has long been preferred, you can now do it yourself.

DIY Freestanding Decks

Stain on a DeckThere are a few decisions that need to be made when staining a deck and we will help you figure out what supplies and technique is right for your deck and situation. A lot of people feel that pressure treated decks do not need to be stained, so we will cover why you would want to stain a pressure treated deck in the first place. So, if you are thinking of staining your deck that is made from pressure treated lumber, you have found the article that you need to assist you with the job and the planning.

New Pressure-treated Wood Decks

Aluminum Deck

Have you considered using aluminum as a material for building a deck onto your home? Aluminum decking is often an overlooked option for residential decking, so in this article we will explore your aluminum decking options and you can decide if aluminum decking is right for your home. We are here to help you decide if it is a realistic option for your situation and budget.

Building Outdoor Steps

There are a variety of materials you can use when building outdoor steps, not to mention a variety of ways in which you might choose to construct them. In this article we’ll take you through the basics of building outdoor steps suitable for an area of decking, brick outdoor steps adjoining a brick wall and simple log steps for the garden.

Decking Steps

Adding a Small Porch

Adding a small porch to any property will both add value to it and serve a variety of practical purposes too. Depending on the climate where you live, for many people these days adding a small porch is a simple and effective way of providing shade to sit under or alternatively an extra layer of weather proofing and insulation to a property.

So, if you live in a warm and sunny climate you will probably be considering adding an open porch; whereas if you live in an area of less clement weather you’ll probably be adding a small porch that is enclosed by glass, timber or possibly even brick.

Adding Decking Ready for Small Porches

Patio Fencing Ideas

Pation Fencing Ideas for Brick WallThe following are some patio fencing ideas that will not only mark the boundaries of the patio but can protect the patio users from the effects of winds and provide a degree of privacy, or even screen a disagreeable view from the patio users.