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James Moylan

Thursday, December 26, 2019

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Outdoor heating is a must and and fire is......cool!  Whats the best way to heat your outdoor space and make it look great?

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Things to Considerations when Building a Fire Feature in your Outdoor Space

One of the most common add-ons for decks and patios is a fire feature. Whether it’s for the ambiance, the look, the functionality, or some combination thereof, backyard fire pits are extremely popular outdoor living space accessories in Maryland, Virginia, and the District. While there's no universal standard to what makes the most effective fire pit design, there are some guidelines you can discuss with your local deck contractor about pitfalls to avoid and possible issues to consider.

Best of 2020 Kitchen Design: Cooking Outdoors in Howard County

Posted in: Deck Design, outdoor kitchens, outdoor kitchen cabinets, deck add-ons, outdoor heaters, Premium Zuri decking, decks in Washington, D.C., Zuri decking questions, Outdoor Fireplaces, outdoor accessories, EcoSmart Fireplaces, Trex Decking, glass roofs, fire pit, SCREENEZE, Outdoor Lighting, Portico, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Mbrico, kitchen design, Zuri decks in Virginia, cooking, cooking outdoors, Phantom Retractable Screens, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Outdoor Appliances, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Monday, December 16, 2019

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The most ground-level deck (portion closest to the driveway) connects the front pathway, rear garage exit, and sun room exit to the backyard. It features a wide, curved staircase and other landings to accommodate the various entry and exit points, as well as an upper grilling space/alternative grill and barbecue area to the pavilion.

What are the Costs of Using an Outdoor Fireplace in Maryland?

Posted in: Deck Design, patio design, fireplace, Contracting Questions, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, deck add-ons, outdoor heaters, porch add-ons, Outdoor Fireplaces, outdoor accessories, EcoSmart Fireplaces, Porch and Deck Accessories, fire pit

James Moylan

Thursday, March 02, 2017

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Long-Term Costs of Operating an Outdoor Fire Feature in Bethesda, Maryland

Nothing provides quite the same blend of ambiance and function as an outdoor fire feature, but many people wonder about price. With so many fire features to choose from, which one is going to provide all the aesthetic beauty and functional warmth without breaking the bank?

This article compares three of the most common fire feature types: natural wood-burning fireplaces, biofuel fireplaces, and natural gas fires. For the sake of comparison, electric heaters are also included below. While not a traditional fire feature, they are a common alternative for those looking to heat their outdoor spaces.

7 New Features and Ideas for a Screened Porch in Maryland or Virginia

Posted in: Screen Porch Questions, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Design, retractable screen porch, fireplace, design exercise, outdoor living, outdoor kitchens, outdoor living spaces, Danver cabinets, outdoor kitchen cabinets, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, Danver cabinets in Maryland, Danver cabinets in Virginia, Brown Jordan Outdoor Cabinets, Infratech outdoor heaters, Infratech infrared heaters, Outdoor Fireplaces, outdoor accessories, EcoSmart Fireplaces, Trex Decking, Trex, fire pit, Outdoor Lighting, Phantom Retractable Screens, Outdoor Appliances

James Moylan

Friday, May 08, 2015

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Screened-in porches have come a long way from the rickety, drab structures where grandmothers used to read romance novels in rocking chairs.

Thanks to advancements in technology and design, some of the screened-in porches of today are surprisingly cool, with cutting-edge sound systems, sleek fire pits, and state-of-the-art grilling facilities.