Stretch your “outdoor living” in Minnesota — there’s no time like the present

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

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Is a “custom” deck design necessary for my 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?

Got Cabin Fever? Start planning your great outdoor escape now!

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!