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Add an Outdoor Kitchen to Your Backyard

Outdoor kitchens have become one of the most popular summer home improvements because they can significantly increase a home’s resale value. There are several other benefits to building an outdoor kitchen, including: it extends your living space; improves your quality… Read More »

Ways to Avoid Failing Gutters

For many homeowners, gutters fly beneath their radar – as long as they’re working. But when something goes wrong with the gutter system, it becomes very noticeable pretty quickly. When they become cracked, leaky, or dented, gutters are ineffective and… Read More »

What Causes Cedar Siding to Warp?

Cedar is one of the most beautiful siding materials you can use to clad your home’s exterior. It is naturally resilient, aesthetically pleasing to look at, and very compatible with our Pacific Northwest climate. Cedar siding, either cedar shingles or… Read More »

Reasons to Install a Driveway Gate

Most homeowners with properties that already have fences will add driveway gates to beef up security and protect their home. However, the benefits of a driveway gate go beyond security. Reasons to install driveway gates include privacy, safety, and better… Read More »

Summer Home Maintenance Tasks

It’s getting warmer and everyone will want to spend more time in the backyard. The kids are thinking about cooling off under the sprinkler or swimming in the pool with friends. You intend on firing up the grill and having… Read More »

Common Aluminum Siding Issues

There are a lot of good things that can be said about aluminum siding. It is very budget friendly; light weight yet durable; doesn’t rust; and can be recycled when it needs to be replaced. However, before deciding to invest… Read More »

Should You Replace or Repair Your Front Porch?

Many older homes have a porch – front porch, wrap-around porch or back porch, just to name the top three types of porches. If you live in an older home or a heritage home with a porch that looks a… Read More »

Have a Safe Grilling Season this Summer

June is the month that welcomes the official start of summer. Barbecues get fired up; sprinklers water kids on a hot day; the pool is the place to be on a Saturday afternoon. If you are a backyard chef that… Read More »

How to Create Shade in Your Backyard

A backyard is meant to be enjoyed. But what if your outdoor living areas gets too much sunlight for most of the day? When the backyard is exposed to the sun, it can be difficult to relax or play outside… Read More »