Key building blocks for your outdoor centerpiece As a centerpiece for outdoor living, an attractive pool area can provide a great getaway spot without ever having to get away. It can be a life-enhancing investment in family fun, in personal rejuvenation and in entertaining friends. In this article we want to talk a bit about the kinds of inground pools […]
Backyard Pool Paradise
An inground pool can make your home even more special 5 tips when planning an inground swimming pool Among today’s building trends is the emergence of the in-ground swimming pool as the aesthetic and functional centerpiece of a residence’s principal yard space, making outdoor living ever more attractive whether you are in or out of the water. A variety of […]
Creating an Outdoor Kitchen
A feast of options for your outdoor kitchen space Outdoor grilling has become one of the great American ways to enjoy a meal in outdoor kitchens. Just ask grill manufacturers! With the advent of increasingly sophisticated, no fuss, gas-burning grills of all styles and dimensions, cooking outdoors has become a regular weekday treat as well as the centerpiece of a holiday or weekend party. […]
Outdoor Living with Garage Doors
How different would your daily morning grind be if you could open up the wall and suddenly be enjoying your cuppa outside with the early birds and fresh dewy air? How much more time would your family spend in the family recreation room if it could be converted into…
Outdoor Dining in Style
When people live in a place of great natural beauty, they want to enjoy it, be out in it, breathe it in, and smell it in the air. Whether in the mountains or at the beach, stylish outdoor dining spaces have been increasingly in demand. New and exciting design ideas make it clear…
Wide Span Vinyl Retractable Shades: Wind-Free Outdoor Living
Retractable Vinyl Panorama Shades for Architectural openings and windows This porch near Rehoboth Beach in Delaware was made for outdoor living, for being outside every chance they get, for getting as much sunshine and fresh air as possible. It is used nearly year-round, sometimes even opened in the winter when nature surprises this beach community with a 70 degree afternoon.
Transforming an Outdoor Living Space with Retractable Screens
It’s interesting how you can add a few items to an empty or neglected living space and it is suddenly transformed into a place you’ll want to hang out. Add a television and a few pictures of sports figures to a ho-hum garage and you suddenly have a “man cave” where the guys will want to hang out and watch […]
Outdoor Living with Retractable Screens
It seems that the trend of outdoor living isn’t going anywhere, but is rising quickly in popularity and in product offerings. There is an entire world of outdoor living companies, from pavers to outdoor kitchens to elaborate swimming pools. The National Association of Realtors had published a survey earlier this year talking about this trending area with landscape architects. Some […]
Using the Space Under Your Second Story Deck.
During my recent trip to Cincinnati to visit some of our screen customers, I noticed many people used the area under their 2nd story back deck to install screens. The space was perfect for mounting screens underneath and sealing off the patio area. Two of the three residences I visited had this type of setup for their retractable screen area.