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Backyard living: 7 smart design trends for 2013
Spring is officially here, and there's no better time to get your deck and patio ready for outdoor fun. Check out these deck and patio trends that you can make come to life -- even on a budget.
Leave deck-building to the experts. A new deck often involves drafting a deck plan, obtaining permits and input from an engineer. Here's what you should expect from reputable deck contractors who can take care of everything related to your new deck besides enjoying it.
A new deck adds to your home's value and gives you a reason for outdoor entertaining, but what about the cost? This straight-forward summary of typical costs for building and installing a deck may help you determine if a deck is for you.
Building a new deck requires much more than simply determining size and shape. Choosing a deck material is one of the most important decisions, and the options--pressure treated, synthetic, or various wood species--each have pros and cons. Learn how different materials effect a deck's cost, appearance and maintenance.
Deck Styles And Layouts
There are deck styles and layouts that can fit any budget or lifestyle--classic, classic plus or modern are three popular styles. The type of deck you chose should fit your lifestyle and budget. Find out which deck plans might work best for your home.
How to Build a Deck
A new deck can enrich your home and offer additional areas of relaxation and functionality. You can do it yourself, or hire a deck contractor to help you choose the right style and materials to complement your home and fit your budget.
How To Paint Or Stain A Deck
Exterior decks need protection. The decision of whether to paint or stain a wood deck depends on the look you're going for, the type of wood, and the current condition of the deck. Learn the right way to paint or stain a deck and find out what precautions you should take to achieve a professional result.
How to Repair a Deck
Many small deck repairs are DIY friendly, but it can be a good idea to call professional deck contractors if you suspect there may be structural damage.