Don’t Be Square, Go Circular

As summer gets going in full swing, and we are spending more time outdoors, perhaps it’s time to give your backyard a landscaping face lift. Having friends and family over on those summer nights is what life is all about. Sitting around a fire pit, or hosting a barbecue, are great ways to entertain on these warm summer nights. The problem that comes with a large number of people is making sure everyone has a place to sit. Dragging out the dusty folding chairs from the garage isn’t the most appealing option, but how else are you going to give everyone a seat? Here’s where built in outdoor seating saves the day.
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Boost Your Home’s Value by Adding a Deck

With summer on its way, nothing will enable you to get outside and enjoy those summer afternoons and evenings more than a good, solid, beautiful deck. You can build a deck yourself or hire someone to do it for you.

Before building or even planning a deck, make sure to learn about your local building codes and what the permitting requirements are for decks in your area. The building codes may influence the style of deck, railing, and stairs that you use. Remember, the building codes are there to help you make sure your deck is safe and adds long-term value to your house.
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How to Budget Your Next Custom Deck Building Project

There’s plenty you should consider when budgeting for your next custom deck building project. It’s important to properly budget for the design of the deck, the materials it will be out of, as well as what you can actually afford. On average, a custom-built deck costs $35 per square foot. However, just like any other renovation project, it’s important to get rates from local contractors in the area. However, to help you make the most of your money, here are a few tips to keep in mind when budgeting for your next custom-build deck.
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