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5 Things We Learned Cooking Outdoors in NW DC

Posted in: Decks and Patios, outdoor kitchens, outdoor kitchen cabinets, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, cooking, cooking outdoors

James Moylan

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Danver outdoor kitchen grill in-use

Outdoor kitchens are increasingly becoming staples of exterior living spaces, and they are also becoming increasingly complex. With a little bit of careful planning and structural forethought, though, you could easily end up with a personalized, functional, beautiful outdoor kitchen that’s usable in nearly every month of the year. If that’s your goal, here are five things we learned that could help you get exactly what you want.

How did Mbrico Tile Decks Get Started?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Deck Tips, Deck Design, deck add-ons, deck topics, deck materials, rooftop decks, Mbrico, Tile Decks

James Moylan

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

mbrico tile pool deck

How Did Mbrico Tile Decks Enter the Premium Decking Market?

If you’ve recently looked into renovating an existing deck or installing a new deck altogether, you likely know firsthand just how many options there are out there in terms of style, design, and material. One company that stands out from the crowd, however, is Mbrico Tile Decks. What makes these decks unique, and how exactly did this company break into the decking industry?

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.

Trex Warranty Guide

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, deck boards, decks in Washington, D.C., Trex Decking, Trex

James Moylan

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Trex Warranties: What Is and Isn’t Included

When it comes to deciding what material you’re going to use on your next decking project, it’s undoubtedly a big decision. Whatever you end up choosing is going to have financial and other ramifications, both immediately and down the line. If you’re considering Trex decking boards as a potential choice, the warranties on their products might just help swing your decision.

2017 Guide to Patio Materials: Concrete Pavers, Brick Pavers & Natural Stone

Posted in: Decks and Patios, patio design, how to build a patio, patio tips, porch topics

James Moylan

Friday, October 14, 2016

 elevated flagstone patio with white trim in Rockville, Maryland 

Common Materials You Can Use in Your Next Outdoor Patio Project

When you’re starting to examine your options for building a patio, it can feel overwhelming trying to sort through all the potential materials you could use. How do you know which one is right for your Maryland patio? Keep reading for a basic breakdown of some of the most common materials used for this purpose and a few considerations to keep in mind before committing to that material.