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Replacing Wood Deck Balusters With Metal Ones for an Easy Deck Refresh

Last weekend, I made an effort to get out to one of the local haunts around my city: a bar downtown whose gimmick is being on...

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Railing

Railings for Gazebos That Stand out from the Herd

Mention gazebos to the average person and it’s likely they’ll all picture the exact same thing. That may be because the major...

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Decking

Decking Material with Hidden Fasteners Gives Your Deck a Sleek and Modern Look

Delivering a beautifully finished look in a deck is always one of the core goals of my contracting work. This means taking gr...

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Decking

The Best Decking Material for the PNW Is Gorgeous and Rain Friendly

More than half of my career has been spent working in the Pacific Northwest. When it rains for nearly 9 months continuously,...

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Decking

Composite Decking That Looks Like Real Wood: The Best Looking Composite Decking

As a builder, many of my clients ask me to create decks for them that are as low maintenance as possible. With that in mind,...

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Decking

Ipe Wood Vs Composite Decking: Comparing Cost and Performance

Let’s say you’ve just purchased a home. Newly renovated kitchen? Check. Updated windows, frames, and trim? Check.  Tidy,...

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Railing

The Best Balcony Railing Designs Are Easy to Install and Offer Customization

Any developer, architect, or contractor knows that balconies are often something of an afterthought--they’re a selling point,...

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Fencing

Tips for Fixing a Wobbly Deck Railing: DIY Railing Fixes

I’ve always felt that the deck of my home is like this special bonus outdoor room. It’s a place to connect and extend our liv...

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Fencing

The Best Fencing for Cold Climates Remains Solid in Wind, Rain, and Snow

When my parents got their first home the backyard wasn’t fenced in, and being a young couple who’d just bought their first ho...

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Railing

If You're Choosing a Railing for a Flat Roof, Consider a Side Mount System

Once upon a remodeling project, a friend and colleague asked me to come over to help with a “small emergency.” As I walked in...

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Railing

The Best Outdoor Stair Railing Ideas: Choosing a Railing Based on What Matters

Have you ever noticed in movies how the girl always walks down a set of stairs to meet her prom date at the bottom? Or how th...

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Railing

Farmhouse Porch Railings: Styles That Will Bring the Look of Your Home Together

In my past, I’ve suffered from a lack of home décor refinement. My bachelor status meant that my furnishings include: One co...

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Railing

Using Roof Deck Railing Systems to Turn Your Roof into an Entertainment Space

I’ve never been one to want to have a party on the roof. I prefer my parties on the ground. But one of my friends, who has a...

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Railing

Ipe Deck Railing Options to Harmonize with Your Tropical Hardwood Deck

When it comes to wood decking, I love the gorgeous, rich look of ipe. The Brazilian hardwood has a deep reddish-brown hue tha...

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Fencing

Fencing Around the Patio Can Make Your Veranda a Place You Want to Spend Time

A patio is meant to be a little oasis from the cares of the world, a place of beauty, relaxation, and ease. I’ve been hired q...

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