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How to Host The Ultimate Game Night in Your Sunroom

Remember when the sole mission of summer was having fun with friends? Listening for the sound of the ice cream truck, making belly-flops in the pool, catching fireflies in a jar, collecting seashells on the shore... Our childhood summers centered around the single mission of entertaining ourselves and our friends.

Just because summer is over, does not mean that the fun cannot continue!  Your sunroom provides the perfect backdrop, amid the twinkling stars and night air, to extend the feeling of summer fun right in your own home! Here are some tips to make it a hit!



Choose a Chatty Game- A game where each player takes individual turns works best, so that players can chat, enjoy snacks, or take breaks when it's not their turn. Mahjong, Bunco, and Yahtzee are great for groups because of their conversational nature and ability to accommodate many players. Set the Stage- A folding table, card table, or your patio table and chairs will work great in your sunroom. Get a few yards of dark …

How High Quality Windows Will Pay for Themselves

Too often people look at the initial cost of items like doors and windows without thinking about the long term affect. New construction is a great time to think about these things, but there is no bad time to consider upgrading the windows for any home. Spending a little bit more on higher quality windows for your home is an incredibly wise investment for a number of reasons.
Energy Efficiency Let's not forget that energy efficiency is good for our planet. Being environmentally friendly is our responsibility, but it also equals more cash in your pocket. The more energy efficient your home is, the more you will save on heating and cooling bills. Quality windows are built to keep outside air from getting inside. They withstand the test of time better and provide better insulation, allowing the temperature of your home to be more well regulated. There are several different options in quality windows that can add even more efficiency. This savings on your utility bill will eventually…

5 September Parties for Indoor and Outdoor Fun

As summer draws to a close, Labor Day is around the corner!  Want to make plans? Here are five ideas to help you and your loved ones enjoy the most that early September has to offer-- whether in the great outdoors or in the comfort of your home.


Outdoor First, consider a classic. If you have a grill, you can throw a Labor Day barbecue! This event is casual, and it can accommodate small or large crowds. All you need is some outdoor furniture for your guests. It's also a nice base for other fun activities. Horseshoes? Dancing? Cooling off in the patio room? It's up to you!

Speaking of classics, everyone loves the beach (especially in warmer parts of the country)!  Have a swimming pool? Why not throw a beach themed party in your backyard? Invite people to bring their swimsuits, towels, and beach balls. Decorate with inflatable toys shaped like palm trees or sharks. You could even set up wave sound effects! And remember to give your guests a place to dry off. A cool, covered area,…