Recent Outdoor Living Articles

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Stucco Homes Advantages and Disadvantages

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 18, 2017

Stucco homes stand out. Whether you’re just looking around the neighborhood or seriously shopping for a new home, you’ll notice these houses, with their attractively seamless...

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Before Adding a Sunroom, Ask These 5 Questions

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 26, 2015

Summertime's almost here and the livin' is easy. Part of your easy-living summer plans might be finally adding the sunroom you've dreamed of for years. Sunrooms are a delight, to be...

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7 Famous Fences from around the World

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 08, 2014

A fence can be installed for a number of reasons – privacy, security, decoration, noise reduction or keeping livestock in and unwanted visitors out. From simple mud walls to...

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Add-As-You Go Houses Accomodate Changing Needs

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 11, 2013

When you're building a house from the ground up, you have a lot of important choices to make, and you get to make some key decisions that will affect life in the home for the rest of...

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Five Absolutely Adorable Garden Cottages

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 27, 2013

For those lucky enough to have a little patch of land to call their own, a garden is a must; and you'd be amazed by how much you can fit even into a very small space. Even better, though,...

Bringing the Rooftop Bar Experience Home

Posted by S.E. Smith | Aug 12, 2013

Gothamist just rounded up the top 10 rooftop bars in New York City, and it got us thinking. Sure, going out is fun, but isn't it nice to stay at home sometimes? So why not build your...

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Three Outdoor Kitchens For Your House, Too

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 14, 2013

An outdoor kitchen is just for people who really rolling in the dough, right? Wrong! While they're definitely an investment, quite a lot of homeowners have found ways to make outdoor...

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Cool Things to Do With a Fire Escape

Posted by S.E. Smith | Jul 09, 2013

Before we talk about clever things you can do with your fire escape, we’re obligated to tell you this: safety first! Fire escapes are, first and foremost, critical safety components...