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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

screened-in porch with electrical

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.

5 Factors Behind the Success of Trex Company

Posted in: low-maintenance decking, Trex Decking, Trex, Outdoor Lighting

James Moylan

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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What Makes Trex a Successful Company and Product?

When people think of composite decking, one of the first brands to come to mind is invariably Trex. But how exactly did Trex establish itself within the low-maintenance deck board industry, and why has that company enjoyed so much success? The following are just some factors that have helped Trex become one of the premium providers of composite decking.

Low-Voltage Lighting Packages: What's Best for Your Outdoor Space?

Posted in: Deck Tips, Deck Design, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, deck topics, porch topics, porch add-ons, outdoor accessories, Trex, Porch and Deck Accessories, Outdoor Lighting

James Moylan

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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Low-Voltage Lighting Packages: What's Best for Your Outdoor Space?

Lighting is an excellent way to increase the visual appeal and functionality of any outdoor living space. This design project illustrates that principle well, as the various lighting installations were often done with both goals in mind. The lighting additions span the entire outdoor area, incorporating everything from recessed, low-voltage light to uplighting.

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

zuri decking screened porch at early sunset interior

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.