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Summer Scenes: Creating your dream outdoor living area

Outdoor living remodels are booming. According to a recent article in Qualified Remodeler magazine, “the current level of innovation is dramatic” as consumers desire to bring the convenience and leisure elements of their interior areas to the great outdoors. Specialty fireplaces, heaters, televisions, audio equipment and decorative lighting fixtures are hitting the outdoor scene. That […]

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6 ideas for better outdoor living

Today, outdoor spaces aren’t just used for a few months in the summer and then tucked away for the other nine months of the year. These areas have become a necessary extension of the indoors and key spaces for entertaining, eating, lounging and playing. Industry experts agree that the outdoor room is no longer a […]

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The ever-popular outdoor room

We recently read a survey conducted by Casual Living magazine and Consumer Reports on the popularity and preferences on outdoor rooms of the home. By definition, this is any outdoor area that’s been converted into a comfortable living space and is used for grilling, relaxing and entertaining. Here are a few of the findings we […]

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The sustainable outdoor room

“Outdoor rooms” are an extension of the living environments within our homes. And these spaces are increasingly designed with a strong focus towards sustainability. An article in a recent issue of Residential Design + Build shares how using the right materials can help home owners save on water consumption and electricity costs. “Green roofs” utilize […]