When it comes to maintenance and preparations for the future, fall is just about the most important time to be proactive. Spring cleaning is often easier because you’re about to use the deck or patio all summer, but what about fall cleaning? This is the time when it is most easy to neglect simply because […]

Nothing beats a relaxing evening in a hot tub during the fall. The climate is cool, the leaves are falling, and if you own a spa, the warm bubbles are soothing. Bring in the fall by removing the summer decorations and adding beautiful fall colors. Here are some ways you can decorate your hot tub […]

Arbors are an excellent way to stage a gorgeous view or making a pathway more attractive and are easy to do-it-yourself for the handy types. Here is what you will need: 4 8-foot 2x4s  (A) 4 8-foot 1x4s  (B) 13 4-foot 2x2s or 7 8 foot 2x2s cut in half, or 13 precut deck spindles […]

Making your deck into the perfect entertainment center does not have to be difficult. There are all-in-one projectors with built-in sound systems and DVD players perfect for your outdoor space.  Plus, there are no audio cords or HDMI cables to deal with – all you need is a single power plug. Below are 10 of […]

When most people think of patios, they visualize a winding wooden patio. This may have been in style a decade or two ago, but in the landscaping world, things have changed. Concrete patios are now being preferred over wooden patios due to their durability, strength and design versatility. And, here in San Antonio, Texas, where […]

If you’ve done Google image searches for “arbors” and “pergolas,” you were probably stuck wondering, “What’s the difference?” Well, although they do have some similarities, they are distinct from each other. Today, we’re going to discuss the pergola vs arbor differences and similarities. Pergola vs Arbor: Similarities Both arbors and pergolas can be found in […]

Summer in San Antonio, Texas means weekend cookouts and outdoor parties. But, is your outdoor area ready for the entertaining you have planned? An outdoor kitchen will give you what you need to keep everything outside. So, there’s no need to worry about running in and out of the house with goodies, or turning on […]

In San Antonio, Spring is officially in the air. You and your family are ready to start spending more time outdoors, and your backyard is an ideal place. Spring is not just a time to clean, it’s also the best time to prepare for summer. Why wait until it’s over a hundred degrees to go […]

Designing a deck is all about expressing your personal interest and style, and the railing makes all of the difference. There are very few rules, and you can express yourself however you like. Even if you decide to have a deck railing that mismatches with the deck, when done correctly it can look great! With […]