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The Deck Shade Solutions You Need

The goal of every outdoor living space is to help extend your time outside. To get the most out of your deck, you may want to get out of the sun while relaxing or limit exposure to your neighbors. We have several sun-shielding and deck privacy ideas to help you enjoy your living space from sunup to sundown. New Kind of Sun Screen Lattice can be used for more than just deck skirts. It’s a versatile product used as deck privacy screens to create shaded areas in gazebos or pergolas. You can ...

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Color Schemes for Your Home

“Which deck color coordinates the best with my house?” is a commonly asked question. Making sure the outside appearance of your home flows with your new deck investment is important. Here are some timeless color schemes to consider for your home. If the exterior of your house has a neutral color scheme such as tans and beiges, then bold, brown variegated decking may be a good choice. Color-streaking throughout the board will lend a rich, tropical look while complementing your outdo...

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The Right Deck Railing for You

Whether you’ve decided to start fresh and build a new deck or decided to finally update that “eye sore” in your backyard, your choice of deck railing is vital to the success of your deck build. Railings are made out of a variety of materials, including wood, aluminum, composite and clear glass. Take some time to look through the various railing options that are available and determine which style and material you prefer. Deckorators.com has a variety of railing materials and st...

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Maximize Your Outdoor Space

A small home and yard doesn’t mean you have to miss out on additional outdoor living space. Below are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind if you’re building a new deck or trying to maximize your space. First Things First What will the deck be used for? Will you entertain friends with a small four-person patio set and grilling station, or use it as a quaint space to lounge and read? Decide where your deck will be located and determine the shape. Square and rectangular shapes add sq...

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Four Additions for Instant Curb Appeal

First impressions are important and a porch can make a significant impact to your home’s curb appeal. A porch provides an outdoor extension of your home, adding living space and charm to the front. Consider four ways you can ensure your porch creates a warm greeting. Light Up Your Entrance Add sleek solar post caps or stair lights, which illuminate from above to brighten the visibility of a sidewalk or highlight front yard greenery. Post caps are an easy addition to make an...

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