Posts Under Patios And Sunrooms

An easy summer deck tune-up project

Mid-summer is a great time for enjoying your deck, patio and pool. It's also the best time of year for tending to outdoor improvements and routine maintenance. Juggling your time [...]

How to install a paver patio

Paver patios add a great accent to your landscaping. Whether you install it yourself or call in a contractor, you have a vast assortment of bricks, tiles, colors and patterns [...]

Natural pools for swimming and landscaping

It may be time before Americans accept natural swimming pools like they have in Europe. For those who can't tolerate chlorine or other pool chemicals, the natural swimming pool (NSP) [...]

Remodeling trends: Smaller homes appeal to buyers

New homes will become ever-increasingly smaller, with rooms doubling up on functionality, designers and realtors agree. If you're thinking of adding a new room, perhaps you should give some thought [...]

Preventing home improvement tool injuries

The difference between completing a home improvement project with pride or ending up in an emergency room with a severed hand can be the variance of a single millimeter and [...]

Summer Improvements: Build a Greenhouse

I have friends nearby who added a small, inexpensive greenhouse to jump-start their summer garden. The experiment went so well that they've built a larger greenhouse to house a winter [...]

Home Improvements for Pool Safety

You'd be amazed at how many people roll their eyes when I mention pool safety. This year a close friend nearly lost his son to a pool accident. It's no [...]

Considering Outdoor Patio Heaters

It may be too late where you live to have an Indian Summer barbecue, but many Americans live in mild climates with seasonally warm winters. For them, and for those [...]

Simple, Smart Solutions

In keeping with my attraction to alternative housing, I'm naturally really excited about the Metro Cabin. I'm also pretty convinced that one day I will live in one. If I'm [...]

Outdoor Shower, Custom Carpentry Work, and Japanese Hot Tub Make Unique SoCal Living Space

Just stumbled across this amazing backyard on Design*Sponge. It's the home of Meredith Kleinman, an interior designer and painter, and she has truly made me covet her home. The interior is [...]