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Creating an Outdoor Retreat

You may be looking outside at a blank slate or a yard which has already become an outdoor oasis. With visions of tranquility and relaxation in mind, there are quite a few things that can be done to initiate or further enhance your backyard retreat. 
Privacy
Generally, the first step to creating this place of bliss, would be to make it restricted to family members or guests. Putting up a fence that limits visibility and access to outsiders is a possible solution, or you can use more natural elements such as trees and shrubbery to line the perimeter of your property. Read more about creating privacy in our previous blog post (https://bit.ly/2QYqvaL). 
Natural Additions
Populate with plants! Add some landscaping or find decorative planters in an array of colors and patterns to house your preference of flowers and other greenery (be sure to understand what works for your climate, optimal placement for sun exposure and planting timeline). Any of these can be placed on decking, patios, and with…
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Protecting Your Outdoor Spaces During The Winter

Winter is here, which means that you should officially be checking off the outdoor winterizing that’s been on your to do list for months. Outdoor spaces can be a cherished secondary living space to us, especially given the level of time and money that we dedicate to the design and upkeep. When the spring comes, we often jump at the chance to set all of our outdoor items up, start planting, and restart lawn maintenance. But, when the leaves start falling and a chill hits the air, we long to hold on to those endless summer nights. For this reason, many people put off important maintenance required to preserve external assets.
Striving to minimize damage to patios, decks, sunrooms and other outdoor objects should be at the top of your to do list during the fall each year. Preventative tasks will help prevent costly repairs or replacement. With a little bit of sweat equity or help from third parties that specialize in this process, you can assure that you are taking the appropriate measure…

Sunrooms are a Winter Dream

Seasons change, but the functionality of your sunroom does not waver! Winter is here, and your sunroom is still the perfect place to spend time with your family. Sunroom windows, made entirely of CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™,  make your sunroom warm and cozy in the winter, even if the snow is falling on the other side of the glass. How is this possible? Here is the story behind CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™.
R-Value and Relative Heat Gain  R-Value measures how easily heat travels through a material. The higher the R-Value, the greater the insulating effectiveness, and the lower your energy costs. Additionally, this produces an extreme level of comfort in your sunroom year round. Relative Heat Gain measures the heat gained through a glazing. Due to the low relative heat gain of CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™, sunrooms remain cool in the summer and warm in the winter. CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™ reflects interior heated air back into the room, which is why you can stay warm in the winter inside a sunroom. Now that you…

Holiday 2019 Decorating Ideas

The holiday season is upon us. People are beginning to decorate their homes for the festive season. Christmas is a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate! Get into the season by decorating your home and spreading the holiday cheer.
Christmas Colors The traditional green, red and gold are still here for this Christmas. You can always decorate your home with those colors to spread the spirits. For 2019 thought the color blue has made an appearance. If you want to be different had hints of blue, like the dark midnight blue to your decorating.


Holiday Cards Everyone sends holiday cards. Sometimes you just have so many you do not know what to do with. Use your coat closet door or your garage door and hang all the holiday cards up. Friends and family like to see that the cards are up, instead of just sitting on a counter somewhere.

Wreaths A classic holiday move is hanging a wreath on your door. There are over thousands of wreaths to choose from. You can pick the one t…

Entertaining in your Sunroom This Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Today is a time to give thanks to the people such as friends and family who have been there for you all year. This is the start of the holiday season and when family and friends come together. Transform your sunroom into a place to host the festive meal and enjoy your family time.
Thanksgiving Décor Adding some festive décor to your sunroom will help to transform your sunroom for the day. Not sure what to add? Don’t worry, we have a list of ideas for you to help decorate. You can add a wreath to the door of your sunroom. By adding the wreath, you are setting the vibe for the rest of the room. Adding pumpkins and other fall items to the table are super cute as well. You can always make a give thanks box. You can place this at the door of your sunroom so when people walk in, they can write a thank you to someone who is there. The during the meal read all the give thanks notes. This will definitely put a smile on everyone’s face.
Set the tone Setting the tone is key…

Best Black Friday Tips and Tricks

Thanksgiving is approaching. This also means everyone’s favorite sales day of the year is approaching as well. Black Friday is celebrated the Friday after Thanksgiving and is a day when everyone is trying to score the best deals to get their holiday shopping started. Stores tend to have their best deals and people begin flooding the stores at midnight. Be prepared and get prepped with our tips and tricks to help you survive the Black Friday madness.
Not Everything is a Deal! One thing that throws most people off is the misinformation that everything seen sold on Black Friday is a deal. That is not true and, unfortunately, not everything is a steal. Make sure to check the original price tag before purchasing anything. You might think you are getting a deal but in reality, you can get that “deal” on a normal day. If you’re questioning the price and the sale, try searching for the item online with a data-enabled smart phone.
Know the Return Policy Another important thing to keep in mind …

The Best Plants to Naturally Repel Ticks & Fleas

November is here which means flea and tick season is upon us. Both pests feed on blood and cause irritating bites. Their bites both transmit different diseases; Fleas transmit tapeworms and ticks can carry Lyme disease and the Rocky Mountain fever. These illnesses can cause major health issues if go untreated, so keeping yourself, your family and your furry friends safe is a top priority as we roll into the season. Utilizing plants is a great (and natural) way to repel these pests. We have found the best garden plants that you can plant to help keep you and your pets safe this flea and tick season.
Rosemary If all natural is your thing, then rosemary is for you! Rosemary is an herb that is a natural flea and tick repellent. Herbal essential oils are often a good eco-friendly pest repellent. Rosemary carries a strong scent. So only dusting a few spring around the garden will help keep the fleas and ticks away. The good thing is, is that rosemary also repels mites, flies and aphids.
Worm…