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4 Tips for Creating a Pet-Friendly Outdoor Living Space

Posted in: Screen Porch Questions, Deck Building Questions, Screen-Porch Design Tips, Contracting Questions, patio questions, home remodeling tips, pets

James Moylan

Monday, May 06, 2019

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How to Create a Pet-Friendly Outdoor Space

Pets are truly part of the family, but for all the joy and love we get from our dogs and cats, it can be tricky trying to create an outdoor space that’s comfortable for us and compatible with our furry, four-legged friends. If you’re designing an exterior living space and want to keep Fido in mind, here are four tips to consider working into your blueprints:

Top 5 Things to Consider When Adding Electric to a Screened Porch

Posted in: Screen-Porch Design Tips, retractable screen porch, patio questions, electric heaters, porch topics, screen porch products, Screened Porch in Virginia, Outdoor Lighting, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Automatic Porch Screens, snowmelt system

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

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Adding Electric and Lighting to a Screened Porch: 5 Things to Consider

Adding electrical and lighting elements to a screened-in porch is a great way to make the space as comfortable, usable, and functional as any interior area. However, as with any construction project, there are some considerations to keep in mind before you jump headfirst into the work. Here are the top five things to think through as you plan and design your ideal screened-in porch.

7 Ways Radiant Heating Systems Make Winter Easy

Posted in: patio questions, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, outdoor heaters, outdoor heating systems, decking questions, outdoor accessories, Porch and Deck Accessories, cooking outdoors, ProLine Radiant Heat, radiant heating systems

James Moylan

Monday, March 05, 2018

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As winter steadily carries on, more homeowners are asking the same question: How can I deal with accumulated snow in the easiest way possible? For many, the answer is radiant heat. But what is radiant heat, and what the distinct advantages of investing in this type of heating system?

How to Prepare for a Flagstone Patio in 2017

Posted in: patio design, patio questions, how to build a patio, patio tips

James Moylan

Monday, January 30, 2017

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What are the first steps of installing a flagstone patio?

Flagstone patios are a great way to incorporate the beauty and uniqueness of natural stone into your outdoor living space. Because the process involves real stone with natural variations in thickness and dimensions, each flagstone patio is a unique creation. Although the process for actually building a flagstone patio is essentially the same, the patio built for this particular project reflects that every job yields a personalized result.

How to Convert a Flagstone Patio into a Screened-In Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Decks and Patios, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, patio design, patio questions, patio tips, home additons, home improvement

James Moylan

Friday, October 28, 2016

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Four Considerations For Converting a Flagstone Patio into a Screened-In Porch

If you’re considering some renovations to your outdoor living space, one common place people look to upgrade is the patio. If, for example, you want to convert an existing flagstone patio into a screened-in porch, that process is actually relatively straightforward and can completely change the utility, dynamic, and aesthetics of your outdoor space.