Benefits of Outdoor Patio Shades

October 6, 2021
Outdoor Patio

So, you’re thinking about buying outdoor patio shades. Great choice! There are so many advantages to installing patio shades — even over other available shading solutions. When considering patio shade benefits, remember the three Ps: protection, privacy and preservation. Protection One main advantage of outdoor patio shades is the protection they provide against the elements. The […]

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Tips for Shading Your Backyard

September 29, 2021
Backyard of a tan house with a deck

The hot Texas sun can make it seem impossible to enjoy time outside, especially during the dog days of summer. It’s too bright to see and too hot to handle, and damaging UV rays make it risky to spend as much time as you want to on your beautiful patio or in your backyard. Thankfully, […]

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Pros and Cons of Patio Screen Enclosures

September 22, 2021
Rock Column Patio Screens

Getting a screen enclosure for your patio can be a great long-term investment. Before you buy, though, you should fully understand all the pros and cons of screen enclosures. Benefits of Patio Screen Enclosures Aside from the obvious aesthetic value of a nice screen enclosure, there are also many practical benefits, such as: Protection: The main advantage of […]

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How to Reduce Computer Glare When Working From Home

September 15, 2021
Woman with glasses looking at a desktop computer

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is a condition categorized by dry eyes or eye strain, blurred vision, headaches and neck or shoulder pain. It is caused by the high visual demands of consistently looking at computers or other digital screens for an extended period. If you work from home, you may be especially susceptible to CVS, […]

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DIY Fire Pit Ideas

May 17, 2021

A fire pit is the perfect focal point for any patio or outdoor living space. Outdoor fireplaces are great for gathering with friends and loved ones in any season. You and your family can use a fire pit all year as a source of light, warmth and s’mores. Building a fire pit in your backyard is a […]

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How to Decorate an Outdoor Living Space

May 13, 2021
Outdoor seating and a fire pit on a patio

An outdoor living space is an extension of your home. It is a place to gather, celebrate and spend time with your friends and family throughout the year. Whether you have a grassy lawn at your disposal or want to refurbish your current patio, here are a few elements to consider when designing your outdoor […]

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Perks of Having an Outdoor Living Space

May 10, 2021
Two women sitting on a patio while one plays the guitar

When you have an outdoor living space, you can enjoy several benefits in any season. The perks range from access to fresh air and sunlight to having more space for entertaining family and friends. Giving your patio or yard a few designated areas can help you make the most out of your property. Whether you’ve […]

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6 Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Out of Your Outdoor Living Space

May 6, 2021
Woman sitting on a patio underneath a pergola

Whether bug season in your area lasts for a few months or all year long, mosquitoes and other insects are nuisances that prevent you from fully enjoying your outdoor spaces. Follow these six tips for staying mosquito-free in the summer or year-round and taking your yard back from the bugs. 1. Burn Citronella Candles For […]

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Hosting a Perfect Outdoor Dinner Party

May 3, 2021
outdoor dinner party

When the weather is nice, what’s a better way to gather with friends and family than by hosting an outdoor dinner party? All you need to get started is a theme, a menu and a venue. With this guide to hosting a backyard event, it’s easier than ever to have a good time at your […]

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Pergolas vs. Awnings vs. Patio Covers

April 29, 2021
pergolas vs. awnings vs. patio covers

Temperatures can reach almost 100 degrees Fahrenheit on a hot summer’s day in Texas. With weather that hot, you’re going to want some shade to protect you from the scorching sun. For this, you have a few options — patio covers, awnings or pergolas. But how do you decide between the three? Do you want […]

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