Building Your Own Patio Cover Not a Good Idea

Building Your Own Patio Cover Not a Good Idea

If you want to add a patio cover to your home and are considering building it yourself you may want to reconsider. There are a number of reasons why building your own patio cover is a bad idea. Perhaps you have some construction experience. Or perhaps you even took a woodworking class in high school or college. While those can be helpful for smaller tasks, they generally aren't enough experience to take on a major carpentry project like building your own patio cover. Patio Covers Houston -- Tim...

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Backyard Features that Add Value and Utility

Backyard Features that Add Value and Utility

Backyards are often one of the most ignored parts of the home. Yet they offer so much opportunity to expand both the value and usefulness of your property. Adding new features to your backyard can shift the focus of your family's life together from the indoors to the outdoors. Spending more time in the open air isn't just healthy, it also can bring family members together in a new and exciting environment. Here are some backyard features you can add to your property to improve both the value a...

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Get in Shape in Your Own Backyard

There are lots of traditional uses for your backyard patio cover including entertaining, gathering together with your family, or simply relaxing under the protection from the elements. But here's an unusual use for your patio cover that many homeowners may not have considered: Hosting a home gym. Working out by lifting weights or doing cardio is great for your health. Not only can it improve your strength, but it can also even prolong your life, help fight disease, and slow aging. But not every...

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The Family That Plays Together Stays Together

In today's era of high-speed high-tech devices, streaming media, and never-ending news cycles, the window of opportunity for families to spend quality time together gets smaller and smaller. If your family members are constantly glued to the screens of their smartphones and tablets or responding to text messages, it is absolutely affecting your family time. Families only get a limited amount of time together before children grow up and parents grow old. So before it's too late, take action by ...

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Upgrade Your Next Cookout

Cookouts, patio covers and Texas hospitality are made for each other. Whether you are hosting friends and neighbors for an impromptu barbeque or celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, your patio cover is the perfect place for gathering together with the people you love. Many Texas homeowners will cookout at least once per week, sometimes even more frequently. So here are some tips for transforming your next Texas BBQ under your backyard patio cover from an everyday oc...

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Stamped Concrete Adds Texture and Value

Stamped Concrete Adds Texture and Value

If you are considering repaving your patio, pool deck, front porch, or driveway, consider using stamped concrete instead of more traditional surfaces. Thousands of East Texas homeowners are discovering the benefits of stamped concrete to both beautify and add value to their homes. Stamped concrete is widely used in public spaces such as theme parks, outdoor shopping malls, public pools, and other high traffic areas. That's because it is both decorative and durable, as well as easy to maintain. ...

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Spend Summer Under Your New Patio Cover

Spend Summer Under Your New Patio Cover

While a backyard patio cover adds function and value to your home all year long, the best time of the whole years is about to begin. Summer and patio covers go together like ice cream and pie. Enjoying a cool summer breeze while escaping the glaring rays of a hot Texas sun under your patio cover is one of life's true joys. Patio Covers Katy TX -- The Living Is Easy Texas in summer is one of the best places to be in the entire world. But it also can be hot and humid. A patio cover not only provi...

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New Patio Cover Offers Bragging Rights

New Patio Cover Offers Bragging Rights

There is an unspoken competition among homeowners in many neighborhoods. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or even the country, most people want to have the best home around -- and brag about it to their neighbors. "Keeping up with the Joneses" is an idea as old as time. But the problem with competing to have the biggest or best house for many people is the investment. It's one thing to have a nicer place than your neighbors, but it's something else to pay for it. Patio Builder Houston...

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Your Patio Cover Is an Extension of Your Home

Your Patio Cover Is an Extension of Your Home

If you've been living in cramped quarters all winter, you may be thinking that you and your family need more space. You could go new home shopping, but that would require you to tour numerous new homes, deal with pushy real estate agents, and worst of all move from your familiar home to an entirely new place. A better solution is expanding the size and utility of your current home by adding a patio cover to your backyard. Patio Covers Houston -- A Sound Investment When you need more room, make...

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Patio Covers Help Reduce Family Stress

Does it seem like your house is getting smaller? When many couples start having children their once spacious home can suddenly seem crowded, cramped, and uncomfortably close. Yet many young couples aren't ready financially to move into a bigger place. Nor can they afford to build a full-on addition to their home. A patio cover offers an affordable, immediate, and practical option for families that suddenly find they need a little more living space. Patio Covers Houston -- An Outdoor Escape Whe...

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