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4 Fall Outdoor Living Ideas to Extend your Patio Season

As temperatures drop in the fall, outdoor activities start to dwindle. However, there are still beautiful days and evenings left to enjoy outside. Make the most of the fall with these outdoor living ideas that will extend your patio season.   Add Some Heat You will need a good heating source for those chilly nights. Popular product choices to warm up an outdoor living area are fire pits and outdoor fireplaces, which add ambiance, a sophisticated touch, and visual appeal to an outdoor living space. Other heating options are chimineas, propane patio heaters, and electric heating appliances like infrared. You'll want to locate any heating sources close to your seating and dining areas.    Bring your Entertainment Outside Now that you have heat, why not enjoy your favorite fall sporting events or a family movie night with your friends and family in the comfort of your backyard? The fall is prime time for North America's four major professional sports. An exterior entertainment spa
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Converting your Sunroom Into a Greenhouse During the Winter

Sunrooms are great spaces that combine the beauty of nature with the comfort of being indoors. Greenhouses bring a sense of peace and uniqueness to any home. Transform the interior of your sunroom to create a space full of nature and life year-round. Everything can be customized to fit your lifestyle and will enhance the beauty and value of your home.   Placement of the Sunroom- Greenhouse Your sunroom must be in an area with full access to light and limited shading for the best plant growth. Ideally, a greenhouse should get full sunlight. At least six hours of sunlight is needed daily, especially during winters. The greenhouse must be kept under 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The easiest and the least expensive option to warm up a greenhouse in winter is to create a thermal mass or heat sink. These objects will absorb heat during the day and release it during the chilly nights. A ventilation system is needed to keep plants healthy and regulates temperatures.    Choosing the Right Structural M

7 Ways to Get Your House Ready to Go Back to School

The summer days flew by and now it’s August. We hope you have had countless days filled with family and summer fun. However, we are sure you have noticed that the stores once stocked with bathing suits and sunscreen now contain piles of notebooks, markers, binders, and pencils. Now that the hot days are beginning to feel cooler and the back-to-school shopping has begun, it is time to prepare your home. We know this can be an overwhelming process, and we are here to help.  Here are 7 simple ways to prepare your home for the new school year.   Organize Bedrooms Now is the perfect time to fix up some of the clutter in your child’s room by working with them to organize their closet space. Have your kid help you look through their summer clothes to decide what should be donated and packed away for the warm weather. They can also help fold their winter clothes to ensure they start the school year in an organized space.   Create Work Spaces Your child may already have a spot in the house they

5 Ways to Prepare Your Outdoor Space for the Fall Season

We all want to make the most of our outdoor living space, even in the cooler weather months. Fall is right around the corner, and it's a beautiful time of year when family and friends gather outdoors to celebrate a season filled with football, bonfires, and pumpkins. These five tips on preparing your outdoor space for Fall will transform your outdoor space into a harvest-inspired oasis.   Refresh Your Landscape and Garden with Autumn Colors Fall is also the perfect time to refresh your soil with a new layer of compost for new flowers to grow. Begin by deciding your core color scheme. Once vibrant tones transition into burnt hues, swap out geraniums, petunias, and lobelias for chrysanthemums, violas, pansies, and goldenrods. In addition to gorgeous fall-blooming perennials, plenty of trees, shrubs, and annuals can add depth and color to your landscape.   Change Out Patio Furniture  When the temperatures begin to drop, consider putting away the umbrella for the season. Swap out your

Creating the Perfect Kid-Friendly Sunroom

There are infinite ways you can decorate your sunroom to accommodate your child’s lifestyle, whether working or playing. Your kids get to enjoy the safety and security of an indoor play space while exposing them to the beauty of the outdoors. Kids have many toys, games, and books throughout their ever-changing lifestyles. Here are a few ideas to make the perfect kid-friendly space in your sunroom.   Creating Safety and Comfort for the Children If your new playroom sunroom isn’t already carpeted, you may want to think about purchasing some accent rugs to soften up the floor. You’ll want to add some color and decorations to liven the space up. Do not put expensive furniture or breakable decor in your sunroom if children are frequently in there. It is a great idea to mount your TV on a wall, so if you have children running around and playing, they won’t knock into the TV stand. Create a Workspace for Kids to do their Homework Your sunroom could be the perfect place for homeschool or virtu

How to Stay Cool in the Summer Heat

Nothing is better than enjoying the summer sun, especially after a cold winter. Unfortunately, there's a slight downside to this glorious season; the occasional unbearable heat. Here are some ways to stay cool in the summer heat.   Build a Pergola  A free-standing outdoor structure consisting of columns supporting a roofing grid of beams and rafters called a pergola will create shade from the sun and enhance your home. A Pergola will give you a comfortable space for entertaining that allows you to enjoy those beautiful summer days while adding value to your home. Add shade over your pergola with Elitewood Lattice Covers embossed with a rough-hewn deep wood texture that resembles real wood's natural appearance and beauty. Elitewood Lattice Covers feature design diversity and numerous optional extras. Create the perfect shade cover to enhance the beauty of your home.   LifeRoom, Sunroom, and Indoor Patios  Build your perfect design and layout, and don't forget to make space f