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Transform Your Porch’s Curb Appeal

Renovating or adding a porch is one way to instantly increase home value and curb appeal. You can’t help but be inspired when seeing these beautiful before and after porch transformations.   Porch built by Certified Pro, Petes Construction LLC. Country Farmhouse A farmhouse-style porch instantly adds a warm, welcoming look to your home. And not all farmhouse-style porches have to wrap around the entire house. This is the perfect example of a farmhouse design that creates additional o...

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Deck Railing and Outdoor Accessory Trends for 2019

Deck railing and outdoor accessories can truly put the finishing touch on any outdoor space. They are the unique touches that can bring a space together and create a one-of-a-kind outdoor oasis. If you are planning a deck build or remodel, let us help you plan it, integrating some of the upcoming trends. Picturesque Views Everyone wants pristine views of their outdoors, which is why decks with unobstructed views will continue to be a growing trend in 2019. Sleek and simple railing systems are id...

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2019 Decking Trends

We are only three months from the New Year and those in the outdoor products industry are about to reveal the next big trends for 2019. We are predicting which colors, materials and technologies will push this year’s boundaries. Tastefully Bold According to PANTONE VIEW Home + Interiors Guide for 2019, colors ranging from “rich Cappuccino and Chocolate to spicy Chili Pepper and Cayenne” will make an appearance in 2019. Why not add these luxurious colors to your outdoor living ...

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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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Matte It Out

Matte black is the leading color and finish in interior décor this year. From kitchen appliances and hardware to bathroom touches, matte black adds a sophisticated yet edgy look to any space. We’ve made it easy to add the newest indoor trend to your outdoor living area. Follow this year’s trend and go with a matte black railing system like ALX Classic Matte Black. The sleek color, matched with a timeless profile, is the perfect enhancement for your new deck. If you’re lo...

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Plan the Work. Work the Plan.

You may already have an idea of the type of deck you’re looking to build, or maybe you are just starting to think about the project. According to most building professionals, a 12’ x 24’ elevated deck with a staircase and railing can take one to three weeks to build on average. Get ahead of your spring deck building project with these planning tips. Start researching deck trends to find out what products are new to the market. From desktop to mobile platforms - ther...

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