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The Definitive Guide to Updating Your Deck Railings

A home deck looks complete and inviting with railings that provide protection.  This gives you the chance to personalize your deck according to your taste and style and while the railings are the most visible part of the deck, deciding which kind of railings to use can be quite a big decision.

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The Top 5 Most Affordable Outdoor Living Enhancements You Can Install This Season

If you’re like most deck owners, you’re looking to upgrade your deck for the most affordable rates possible. Since a dollar is a hard thing to come by in today’s economy, we’ve compiled a list of the top five most affordable deck enhancements that will rekindle your love affair your tired, worn-down deck! So sit back, relax, and get inspired!

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So You Want A Swimming Pool? Read This Swimming Pool Cost Guide

The traditional in-ground swimming pool is undoubtedly the most expensive part in a new landscape, but it is also indicative of the pinnacle of luxury. The value of a house is reported to increase by 7% to 15% if it features a well built and nice looking pool.

However, a pool constructed using alternative methods can prove to be more of a liability than an asset in the long run.  This is because do-it-yourself projects of this size can sometimes prove to be overwhelmingly too much.  But if done right, all your efforts would have paid off nicely.

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The Smart Homeowner’s Guide To Decking Costs

The cost of building a deck involves much deliberation especially if the project is meant to add more value to your existing structure.  Various elements need to be considered before finally immersing yourself into this project.

The main points of consideration are the deck size, materials to be used, shape of the deck and the other features you plan to have such as railings, seating and shade structures. Remember that the more elaborate the design, the higher the cost is.  But here are the more important things to keep in mind in estimating your deck project:

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5 Smart Deck Makeover Projects Under $300

Do you want to improve your deck but only have minimal budget to spare? We give you five easy steps to improve how your deck would look like (at more or less $300 only!)

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Luxury Decking for the Smart and Discerning Homeowner

Installing a deck is one of the best home enhancement projects you could do to recover your costs when you sell your house. According to statistics, homeowners who added a deck to their property recovered almost 87% of their cost.

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A Closer Look at Deck Building: Why Use Tropical Hardwood

There are many factors that determine the value of one’s home. Whether it is for the use of future generations who will inherit it or for the profitability of selling your current residence, one certainly has a lot to think of when it comes to investments in home improvement.

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What You Need to Know About Ipe and Red Balau Wood Decking

Functionality and good appearance are always two main concerns whether you are renovating or just starting to build your deck. Most homeowners prefer to have their outdoors constructed using exotic, tropical and imported wood. Taking these types of wood into consideration does not just add aesthetics but also better functional benefits to your deck.

Ipe and Red Balau are two of the most sought after types of wood because of their undeniable beauty and function. Here are some details to help you decide which wood better suits your needs.

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3 Reasons You Need To Have Your Deck Repaired: Should You DIY or Hire a Professional?

A deck or porch may be one of the most beautiful spots in your property where you can just sit back, relax or maybe read a book while you sip on a cold drink on a hot summer day. However, just like any other part of your house, caring for your deck and making sure it is functioning properly is important. Making sure your deck is safe and functioning well is just as important as keeping it attractive – you do not want to risk your family’s safety.

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The Definitive Deck Remodeling Checklist

Are you bored with your old and tired looking deck?  Want to keep it updated and give it a new lease on life?  There is nothing more fulfilling than a do-it–yourself project, seeing something different rise up from what used to familiar and just the usual.

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