Types of Patio Covers 

Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:02:00 AM Categories: Home Decorating Home Improvement Tips Patio Design Planning Your Sunroom

Types of Patio CoversMany homeowners spend a lot of time planning the perfect sunroom, carport or porch but give less thought to what goes on top. Choosing the perfect patio covering should be an important part of every addition project, as it will offer protection from the outside elements, including strong winds and heavy snowfalls, while enhancing the look of the space. From pergolas to awnings to patio covers, which roof will work best for your space?

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DIY Home Renovation Realities: Why It Could Pay to Hire a Professional 

Thursday, January 17, 2013 10:50:00 AM Categories: Home Improvement Tips Home Renovation

Why It Could Pay to Hire a Professional ContractorI hate to admit this, but I spend an inordinate amount of time watching shows like This Old House and Renovation Realities, which in turn inflates my renovation ego so much that I believe I can strap on a tool belt, gut my kitchen and build a new one in two days. In the real word, I’ve never used a power saw and my measuring skills are about as strong as a cup of watered down diner coffee. Thus, a renovation expert I’m not. I know this deep down; but still, for some reason, I want to gut and build.

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Asphalt vs. Concrete Driveways 

Thursday, January 17, 2013 10:25:00 AM Categories: Hard Landscaping Home Improvement Tips

Asphalt vs. Concrete DrivewaysSo you’re in the market for a new driveway or perhaps you’re building a new home and need to decide how to pave your driveway. Either way, you’ll probably have two traditional options to choose from- concrete or asphalt. They are similar but have key differences you should consider before making a decision.

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Wood vs. Composite Decks 

Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:35:00 AM Categories: Decking Home Decorating Home Improvement Tips Outdoor Living

Wood vs. Composite DeckingI live for warm southern nights, which around here include Pandora tuned to the Tom Petty station, food on the grill, a glass of wine in hand and my family hanging out on the back deck together, talking and laughing and enjoying the fresh air. Our deck has become an extension of the house; an extra living space on which we spend as much time as we do on the inside.

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