Recent Outdoor Living Rooms Articles

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How an Electric Outlet Will Enhance Your Outdoor Space

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 03, 2016

Who loves outdoor living as much as I do? Well … after a long, cold winter, the answer to that is probably just about everybody! Whether your home boasts a patio, a deck, a substantial...

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Landscape Lighting for Beauty, Safety and Value

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 04, 2015

Light up your landscape ... and your life. Add lighting to your outdoor space for all the very best reasons -- beauty, safety, and increased property value. Find out all about the "whys"...

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Garden Hardscape that Makes Magic in Your Yard

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 11, 2014

Planning your garden? Don't forget to plan for your hardscape as well. Hardscape is the inorganic part of the garden or yard, such as walkways and pergolas. Put a strong emphasis on...

This Home Office Is the Best Thing I Have Ever Seen

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 25, 2013

Historic Shed, a professional builder in the Tampa area, built this amazing shed as a home office. Let's talk about all of the ways...

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11 Fire features for fun summer nights

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 08, 2013

From DIY fire pit decks to custom stone work, your options are wide open if you're thinking of buying or installing a fire feature. And why wouldn't you want a fire feature? There's...

Four Ways to Keep Pets Safe on July Fourth

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jun 28, 2013

It's so easy to forget the whereabouts of a pet on July 4th. Between manning the grill, watching over the kiddies, and enjoying a copious number of cold brewskies, it is entirely easy,...

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July Fourth Party Decor

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jun 18, 2013

When I think of the Fourth of July, I totally think of arts and crafts, like little wooden boats and cakes involving red, white, and blue frosting topped off with sparklers. I also...

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Flag Day is June 14: Brush Up on Flag Etiquette

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jun 12, 2013

A sometimes forgotten holiday, Flag Day is June 14th. Quite a few folks have probably thought about flying an American flag at their houses, but have never tried it. Where does a person...