Outdoor Living

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    Pros and Cons of an Automatic Pool Cover and How Much it Costs

    When installing a pool, most people wonder if an automatic pool cover is worth the money. For this type of purchase, it’s always a good idea to weigh out the pros and cons. We installed one this past Spring as we were installing our fiberglass pool. I have to say we’ve been extremely happy with our cover but wanted to give you all the information so you can decide if it is the best decision for you.

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    Liven Up Your Porch With These 5 Porch Decor Ideas

    As we all have been spending a lot more time on our porches lately, the question that many people have is, How can I make my porch look better? What can you include on your porch to give it the coziest vibe and get the most enjoyment out of it? If you spend any time at all on your porch, the goal should be to make it as relaxing and enjoyable as possible! Here are some things that I think are must-haves for making your porch look better!

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    Our Backyard Pool Area Reveal

    We’ve finally completed our backyard pool area! Well, almost. We’re still waiting for the automatic cover to be installed, but that hasn’t stopped us from already enjoying our pool during these hot summer days.

    Going into this project, we knew that it was going to be a big undertaking. We didn’t have much of a backyard, and what little bit we had was on a pretty steep slope. So we had to bring in a lot of shale to build it up and level it out. Even though it took a lot to get here, we are so happy with the way it turned out. And we think that creating this usable space has added value to our home.

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    6 Pool Decking Options You Should Consider

    Pool decking is the hardscape area that surrounds your pool. You also may see it referred to as a surround. There are quite a few pool decking options that you should consider before making your final choice. They all have their pros and cons and after you learn about them, you should be able to make the best decision for your space and lifestyle.

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    Painting vs Staining Your Deck: Pros and Cons

    If you have a new deck or just wanting to refresh an old one, painting or staining is a great option. So which one is best? There are a lot of factors to consider and each has its own pros and cons. You’ll want to look at the cost, ease of application and maintenance, color choice, and longevity just to name a few.