Why Outdoor Kitchens Are Not Just for Concrete Patios Anymore

Why Outdoor Kitchens Are Not Just for Concrete Patios Anymore

You have a wood deck, and now you’d like to put in an outdoor kitchen, but your designer tells you that it’s going to be difficult. And she’s more than likely correct in her assessment. Kitchens and wood or composite decks are often mutually...
Repair or Replace? What to Do When Moisture Attacks Your Deck Posts

Repair or Replace? What to Do When Moisture Attacks Your Deck Posts

Somewhere in prepping for fall, football, and back-to-school shopping, it’s good to remember that your deck needs a check-up, too. It has served you all summer long, playing host to your BBQs and parties. Now, as you get ready for what’s sure to be several...
Tips for securing privacy in a pergola?

Tips for securing privacy in a pergola?

Your backyard pergola is perfect – cozy, serene, and spa-like … until you open your eyes to see the neighbor’s five-year-old staring back at you from the patio next door. Ok, it’s time for a little privacy. Here are some ideas from our outdoor oasis afficionados:...
The 7 Most Horrible Things You Can Do to Your Deck

The 7 Most Horrible Things You Can Do to Your Deck

Usually, this blog is all about the great things you can do to improve your deck space, like tricking it out with fantastic lighting or vibey furniture. As one of Denver’s premier custom deck builders, we want to help you find the best ways to build, add to, clean,...
Any tips for maintaining patio covers?

Any tips for maintaining patio covers?

Patio covers work great to provide shade and protect your outdoor space from the effects of harsh weather, so it makes sense to do everything you can keep them in great shape. We asked our readers for some ideas on how they keep their patio covers up to snuff. Here’s...
Gophers, Rabbits, and Squirrels, Oh My!

Gophers, Rabbits, and Squirrels, Oh My!

The first time you notice a baby bunny peeking out from under your deck or a squirrel running across your patio, you have to admit, these critters are darn cute. A few weeks later, however, when your lawn has bald spots of chewed-up grass and new burrow holes...
How do I install composite deck railings?

How do I install composite deck railings?

Your deck is up and now it’s time to install the railing before one of your kids tries to launch himself off the open platform like Superman. Believe it or not, the process is not overly complex. We asked our readers to share how it’s done, and this is what they had...