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Thanksgiving on the Back Porch

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Would you like to mix it up a bit this Thanksgiving? Rather than have everyone meet in a formal dining room, why not go a little more casual and head to the back porch? After all, there’s possibly no better living space to truly relax and engage in great food, conversation and nature! Involve friends and family to help make …

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The Benefits of a Privacy Fence

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Sometimes the logic behind building a privacy fence is quite simple—increased privacy from prying eyes. However, there are other reasons to consider one for your yard. Safety – A privacy fence enables your children to play without a worry that they may run into the street. Of course, a privacy fence has similar advantages if you are a pet owner. …

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7 Surprising Features for Your Front Yard

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With autumn and the holidays beginning just weeks away (assuming you’re including Halloween), now is a great time to plan your entry for a great seasonal welcome! Your front porch or stoop is the perfect place to create an eye-catching focal point such as colorful potted plants, garland, lighting, benches/fabrics, lanterns, etc. You don’t have to be limited to the …

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Calm Your Mind with a Japanese Rock Garden

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If you’ve been looking for a little bit more peace and tranquility in this hectic world, consider the virtues of a backyard Japanese rock garden. The origin of a Japanese rock garden is to create spaces of meditation and reflection. These peaceful gardens come in a variety of sizes and configurations but they are designed to achieve a feeling of …

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Choose the Right Look for Your Outdoor Railing

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There is no mystery to the purpose of and outdoor railing for your deck or stairs. Their reason for being is to provide safer conditions for people using the stairs or enjoying a deck. So, how do you know if you need them? The clearest reason is if your local community’s building codes require them. If the deck is deemed …

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Make Sure You Select the Right Wood Deck Builder for Your Project

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Your new backyard deck should last for many years. And since there are a number of deck builders in Atlanta, it’s even more important to do your homework for selecting the best wood deck builder. Here are some specific ways you can ensure you choose right:   FIRST, do your homework: •  Have an idea of the approximate space you …

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Spiral Staircases: Stairway to (Deck) Heaven

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Decks come in all shapes and sizes—no surprise there. But would it surprise you to know that decking staircases also come in a variety of flavors? In this article we’ll address one style in particular and why it has grown in popularity over recent years. Spiral staircases offer a very cost-effective way to individualize and add elegance to your deck. …

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Say Bye-Bye to Pesky Paparazzi — Choose the Right Style for Your Privacy Fence

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You really don’t have to be a celebrity to appreciate a little seclusion. A privacy fence from Atlanta Decking is a great solution and comes in a wide variety of styles. From solid board fencing to shadowbox, lattice top, stockade, picket — there are a myriad of options available. We can help you select the perfect privacy fence style for …

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Soak it Up this Winter! Hot Tubs on Decks

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Atlanta’s winters may not be Midwestern cold, but let’s not kid ourselves. It can get downright chilly. And, when temperatures drop, there’s no better way to “blow off steam” than in a hot tub on your wood deck. If you’re interested in taking the plunge, here are some things to consider: 1. Location. Location. Location. If your deck is on …

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Transition Your Summer Back Porch to Enjoy this Winter

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So you haven’t transitioned your back porch yet from summer decor? Now that the weather has gotten chilly, it’s time go around your house finding items that look lodge-ish and Adirondack-ish! Make things cozy by gathering up your lanterns and adding some Mystique candles. Here are more back porch decorating ideas for winter to get you started. Put Extra Flannel to …

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