If you want to get the most out of your outdoor living space, it’s never too early to get the project started this spring. And there are some simple (as well as extravagant) options that can be added to your project to extend its use in the warmest months and in the cooler spring and fall months. Continue reading Stretch your “outdoor living” in Minnesota — there’s no time like the present
Blog post includes an excellent article from Twin Cities Home Improvement magazine about how to determine the key elements you are looking for in a deck, porch or patio project. Continue reading DECK-orating Basics: 5 keys to creating your dream project
In assessing the need for a “custom” deck design for your home, there are 2 primary factors to consider: 1) Functional requirements; and 2) Your personal taste and aesthetic preferences. From a functional standpoint, many standard deck designs (or templates) have been developed over the years and one of these may be completely appropriate and … Continue reading Is a “custom” deck design necessary for my project?
5 key factors in assessing a screened porch or a deck project in Twin Cities, Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota deck vs. porch building considerations and criteria. Continue reading Screened porch or deck? 5 important considerations in Minnesota
7 criteria to get best contractor for custom deck or porch project in Minnesota. Maximize your time and dollar investment by screening contractors upfront to get optimal fit with your needs & budget Continue reading 7 keys to choosing the right contractor for your new deck or porch
One of the great things about living in Minnesota is that we are (generally) willing embrace the outdoors BECAUSE of the weather, not in spite of it. A recent radio ad by Gander Mountain said there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate outdoor clothing. This hardy spirit and enthusiasm to take whatever Mother … Continue reading Got Cabin Fever? Start planning your great outdoor escape now!