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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Fireplace in a Screened-In Porch?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch in Maryland, fireplace, outdoor living, outdoor heaters, outdoor heating systems, Outdoor Fireplaces

James Moylan

Friday, May 01, 2020

 

wood screen porch with stone fireplace interior view

You’ve thought of it for years. A gorgeous deck or porch you can comfortably use year round. There are many decisions to make, but 2 major choices stand out: choosing a screening system (whether it's retractable or not ) and climate control. With climate control, outdoor ceiling fans may work well for warm weather, but you won't be able to enjoy the fall or winter months without a heating unit to keep you warm. There are 2 options you can choose from: outdoor fireplaces and electric outdoor heaters. If you would like to learn more about electric outdoor heaters, we have that information right here :)  In this blog, Design Builders discusses the ins-and-outs of of outdoor fireplaces for screened porches, screened-in decks, and covered patios.  

All About The Archatrak Porcelain Paver Color Selection

Posted in: deck builders, roof building tips, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, deck add-ons, high-end deck features, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, decking questions, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, outdoor accessories, home improvement, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, porcelain pavers, Deck tiles, custom deck

James Moylan

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Even though porcelain paver tiles have been in the home construction arena for a while now, they continue to grow in popularity. As more and more people discover the benefits of working with porcelain for exterior living spaces (everything from rooftop decks to patios to walkways), this material becomes more prevalent across residential and commercial jobs with each passing year.

archatrak porelain paver

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Among companies that provide this material, Archatrak is one of the leading industry names. They’ve been in the business since 2001 and were instrumental in bringing Italian-made porcelain pavers into the US construction market.

Impressive Installs: Archatrak Porcelain Pavers Best Of Across The U.S.

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Deck Maintenance, roof building tips, outdoor living, deck add-ons, deck topics, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., home improvement, rooftop decks, Hire a Contractor, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, historic deck building, Archatrak, porcelain, deck pavers, porcelain pavers, Deck tiles, Georgetown, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Archatrak James Robertson - SmokeIf you’ve been looking into materials to use for your rooftop deck, patio, walkway, or other exterior living space, you might have come across the various benefits of porcelain paver tiles. If you’ve been researching this material, you might also be familiar now with Archatrak, one of the industry-leading purveyors of these Italian-imported porcelain pavers.

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In addition to the more practical benefits of porcelain—minimal weight; durability; impermeability; ease of maintenance; frost, scratch, slip, and fade resistance; and more—the sheer beauty and craftsmanship of these tiles are undeniable, and it’s that aesthetic factor that’s on full display in these stunning Archatrak installs across the United States.

DMV Best Fire Pit Designs

Posted in: Deck Permits, Zuri Deck, deck builders, fireplace, kitchen remodel, deck questions, outdoor living, outdoor kitchens, outdoor living spaces, Danver cabinets, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, Danver cabinets in Maryland, Danver cabinets in Virginia, Brown Jordan Outdoor Cabinets, Infratech outdoor heaters, deck add-ons, upscale deck features, high-end deck features, outdoor heaters, Infratech infrared heaters, porch add-ons, Outdoor Fireplaces, outdoor accessories, EcoSmart Fireplaces, Porch and Deck Accessories, fire pit, Outdoor Lighting, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, deck pavers, snowmelt system, Screen Room, Phantom Retractable Screens, Deck tiles, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Outdoor Appliances, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, round deck, curved deck, rooftop deck design

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?

EcoSmart backyard fire pit installation

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.

Electric heaters or gas heaters: the cheaper use in outdoor living spaces?

Posted in: infrared heaters, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, Infratech outdoor heaters, deck add-ons, upscale deck features, high-end deck features, Infratech, outdoor heaters, Infratech infrared heaters, porch add-ons

James Moylan

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Infratech infrared heaters in a screened porch in Maryland 

If you have an outdoor living space, you may find yourself attempting to extend its use into as many months of the year as possible. Come winter, this task becomes impossible without installing some kind of heater system to combat the cold and wind. Within the heater industry, there are several options for your deck, screened-in porch, or veranda. The two most popular options are electric heaters and gas heaters. However, which one is more cost-effective and a better fit for your porch in Maryland?