Screened Porch: Bring The Outdoors Inside

Screened Porch: Bring The Outdoors Inside

  Many homeowners are expanding their living space to include outdoor areas, but how about bringing the outdoors inside?  A screened porch or patio can give you that outdoor feeling with indoor protection.   Before air conditioning, most homes featured a screened porch as a matter of necessity to offer respite from intense heat, and a safe, cool place to rest in the evening.  The popularity of screened porches has waned in the last few decades, but they are beginning to make a comeback in new homes and in home remodels. The screened porch is re-emerging with gusto as homeowners...Read more
Haven.  No More Mosquito Bites!

Haven. No More Mosquito Bites!

  Check out this new mosquito repellent that doubles as beautiful landscape lighting.  Enjoy your yard without the worry of mosquito bites!   Many California homeowners have been taking advantage of the wonderful year-round weather in most areas by creating lavish outdoor living areas, many equipped with a full kitchen, dining area, fire pit, and more.  But there is a least one caveat to living comfortably in the outdoors: bugs.  Mosquitos in particular are an obstacle many outdoor entertainers battle, especially in the summer months.  And with the added threat of the Zika virus, and other diseases mosquitos can carry,...Read more
Ideas For Every Backyard

Ideas For Every Backyard

  Backyard ideas that will add style, functionality and value to your home.   It’s time to prepare for summer!  Outdoor patios and living spaces will soon be occupied with people hosting neighborhood barbecues and various social gatherings. That also means that prospective homebuyers will be looking to take advantage of homes that are adequately prepared to host an outdoor event. So whether you are a homeowner or a rehabber, the summer months offer the perfect opportunity to upgrade your backyard. It has become increasingly difficult to distinguish lavish interior living spaces from functional outdoor lounges. The lines that once...Read more
7 Benefits of Outdoor Space

7 Benefits of Outdoor Space

  Creating an idyllic and cozy outdoor environment is good for your wallet and good for your health.   It's common today for backyard space to be used as an extension of your living space.  People are investing more in the back of their property, and the home-improvement boom is driving that engine. A study by the University of Michigan found that consumers value a landscaped home 11.3% higher than the same home without good landscaping. A well-cultivated outdoor space can do wonders for your home’s value, but there are many other benefits to be gained from your backyard.  The...Read more