better outdoor living at home spring


Pillow Talk

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It’s finally spring and the temperature is gradually warming with the promise of summer just ahead. It’s time to get your outdoor living areas spruced up and looking their best for all of the gatherings that the summer season holds.   Just like decorating indoors, the quickest way to add sparkle, a particular mood, or […]

What Would Be Your Basic Essentials for an Outdoor Kitchen?

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That’s really a relative question, with the answer being different for every homeowner. If you could build (or have one built) an outdoor kitchen, what would you include in the design? Would it have all the bells and whistles of your indoor kitchen? Or would you just focus on having a great grill and a […]

Finding Your Patio Inspiration

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Before we all know it the warm weather will be upon us. We are counting the days! The up side of it still being a while before the temps warm up is that if you’re building a patio this year, there is still plenty of time to find a design and style that you love. […]

Creating an Old World Look with the Unique Textures of Concrete Pavers

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Have you ever seen a paver walk or patio that has a charmingly weathered or textured appearance that reminded you of the old narrow streets or large piazzas in photos of Europe (or perhaps from a visit to Europe), and thought ‘where can I find a paver like that for my patio’? They are not […]

Concrete Can Be an Attractive Choice

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We want to share a project of ours to show you another option in selecting a material to use for a walk or patio. This was a unique project for us in regard to the technique that was used to achieve the intricate design.     This is a residential project we did for a homeowner […]

How to Design a Patio

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Lay out an outdoor space in real dimensions before beginning your outdoor project. Make sure you are allowing for enough room for the proper use of your outdoor spaces.   If you have created a master plan for your yard, you probably have a good feeling as to whether all the separate areas and their specific […]

DIY Outdoor Planter Box – Cape Cod Style Planter

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We designed this outdoor planter with traditional and classic detailing in mind. It would be a great addition for your porch, deck, or patio. Cape Cod Style Planter Box We call this planter box the “Cape Cod” because it reflects the architectural style of the north east sea coast. Our aim was to give it […]

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