|Arbors, patio covers, and screened-in porches
Arbors, patio covers, and screened-in porches provide options for people who enjoy the outdoors but wish to limit their exposure to the sun, insect bites, and other elements.
|Choosing a contractor
Unless you're a world-class do-it-yourselfer, you'll probably need to hire a contractor at some point to handle your major home improvements. The first step is to ask friends and neighbors for recommendations of contractors who have done work for them.
|Renovating older decks
An older deck can be rebuilt and redesigned for an attractive and modern look. If your original deck was poorly constructed with inferior materials, it's probably best to tear it down and completely rebuild.
|Types of fences
The type of fence you choose depends on your needs. If you want privacy, you'll want a tall, solid fence. If you just want to keep children or pets in the yard, a chain-link fence may be your best choice.
A wooden deck can enhance the beauty and value of your home in a variety of ways. Rails and gates allow you to create a play area for children and pets.