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Your September Checklist

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Now that we’ve weathered the storm of another hot and humid summer, it is time to turn our attention towards September when cooler temperatures mercifully begin to arrive and school is entering its second month. We’ve put together a checklist of ideas that can help you get ready for fall. Get Your Garage in Order If you haven’t cleaned your …

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Make Your Backyard Shimmer!

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Ahhh, the backyard. A place to relax, reflect, and get away from life’s complexities. But it’s also quite possibly a space you take for granted. If that is the case, perhaps now is the time to give it some shimmer by adding a touch of romance and interest for those evening strolls in your very own slice of paradise. Reflecting …

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The Special Appeal of Craftsman Design

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If you are a fan of the HGTV show “House Hunters,” you can attest to the fact that Craftsman style homes are extremely popular (and not just with reality television “stars.”) Let’s take a quick “tour” of the Craftsman. A Short History Craftsman homes were first introduced in southern California in the early 1900s Brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry …

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Let’s Eat Out! Great Backyard Locations to Inspire Your Favorite Chef

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With everything so lush and green around Atlanta, it’s a fabulous time to enjoy nature and treat yourself and family to barbecues! Cooking in an outdoor kitchen is a fantastic way to get the benefits of the sunshine, fresh air, and your homegrown greens and herbs. Your own backyard probably offers up several different areas for cooking. Let’s consider a …

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A Plethora of Pergolas that Help You Keep Your Cool

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We Southeasterners have come to appreciate early springs, cool falls and short winters. Those very pleasant seasons almost make us forget our punishing summers. Which brings us to the subject of pergolas — including their cooling benefits, the best locations for your property and a variety of design options. What Exactly is a Pergola? A pergola is a garden feature …

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Cool Urban Chic Ideas for Porches & Decks

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Is there a way to transform your outdoors into a recreational escape from city life? Today’s urban homeowners are looking for stylish, contemporary, and private spaces where they can feel serene, enjoy cool breezes, or change their confined area into a fun and workable ‘room.’ “Urban homeowners surrounded by noisy traffic can still be in the midst of nature, experience …

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Our Fence Contractors Can Create the Perfect Custom Fence to Suit Your Needs

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There are many reasons to consider a custom fence and there are an equal number of options from which to choose. From privacy fences to arbors with gates, you can achieve the perfect mix of form and function to meet your specific needs. Make sure that your evaluation process includes a review of your community’s or subdivision’s guidelines which typically …

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Patio or Deck – How to pick the best solution for your home

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You’ve decided you want to utilize more of your outdoor space but you’re not sure if you should add a deck or patio. Here are some practical considerations: Return on your investment – According to a recent Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report, in the first year following installation, you will receive almost 75% of what you pay for your …

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What to Do When the Winter Greys Set In

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It’s time to add more color and light for maximum effect inside and outside your home! Certainly, Atlanta doesn’t have the lengthy winters of the Northeast or Midwest but we do have a bit of dreary weather. That doesn’t mean that our homes have to be grey and colorless too. Here are some ideas to help brighten up curb appeal and …

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A Checklist for Winterizing Your Home

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While Atlanta winters cannot rival Northern cities (and who’s complaining), we do get a bit of cold weather. Here are 10 tips to keep Mother Nature in check for the next couple of months: 1. Disconnect water hoses from external faucets. While you are at it, purchase an inexpensive faucet cover and put it to work. 2. Inspect or install Carbon …

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