Design Ideas

  1. 10 Backyard Ideas to Bring New Life to Decks and Patios

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    The weather is warming up, making now the perfect time to start thinking about backyard ideas to spruce up your deck and patio. A few simple patio and deck ideas can quickly turn your backyard space into a comfortable and stylish outdoor living area.

    Need some inspiration? The following backyard ideas will show you just how easy it is to add a sense of elegance and charm to your backyard patio or deck.  

    1. Install Decorative Shade

    Adding decorative shade is one of the best ways to keep your deck cool and comfortable. Whether you prefer a contemporary or traditional look, you’re sure to find a source of shade that appeals to you.

    A simple sun shade is one of the easiest and least expensive solutions. It’s a great way to add a pop of color to your space while also keeping the sun’s harsh rays away. If you prefer a portable solution, consider a high-quality patio umbrella instead. Not only will this provide you with some extra flexibility, but you'll also be able to adjust it to block out the sun throughout the day. Make sure you anchor your umbrella in a sturdy base so it doesn't blow over. If space is tight, choose a side table that doubles as an umbrella stand and place a chair on either side. 

    If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, consider adding a gazebo or pergola to your backyard deck. Not only will this create more shade, but it will also change the entire look and feel of

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  2. Decorate Your Backyard with These Fall Landscaping Ideas

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    When crisp temperatures lead to gorgeous foliage, it’s time to celebrate the beginning of fall. From festivals to fire pits, there are so many reasons to enjoy this time of year. To fully take advantage of all fall has to offer, many homeowners decorate their properties to celebrate the holidays. Here are festive landscaping ideas perfect for fall that can also add style year-round.

    Begin with Clean Slate for Fall

    Before you begin deciding on which backyard landscaping ideas to utilize, it’s time to give your space a thorough sprucing up. Start by raking leaves and taking care of your lawn ahead of the cooler weather. Remove branches and cut the grass to provide a clean canvas for your fall décor. Other easy steps to take that will set the stage for all your backyard garden ideas include:

    • Mulch: Adding mulch to plant beds and garden areas doesn’t just make your property look tidier. It also acts as a natural root protector from frost.
    • Refresh shrubbery: Now is a great time to trim shrubs or even add more to areas in your backyard that need extra love.
    • Prepare garden for winter: While you’re at it, this is an ideal time to clear the garden of summer vegetables and get ready for the winter months by creating compost and preparing the soil for new plants.
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  3. Creative Backyard Garage Solutions

    Creative Backyard Garage Solutions

    Are you considering building a backyard garage or shelter? A backyard storage space is the perfect way to keep your belongings safe and organized. These structures are also incredibly versatile. You can use an outdoor shelter for standard uses such as car parking or equipment storage, and you can even try out one of these creative backyard garage ideas to transform your garage.

    Choosing Your Backyard Shelter

    ShelterLogic has a range of outdoor storage buildings that can help you create the perfect outdoor space. These backyard storage solutions come in a range of styles and colors to perfectly match your home exterior and your outdoor design. When choosing your backyard shelter, you’ll need to consider your budget, the size of your yard, and how you plan to use the backyard shelter. The most common backyard shelters include garages, sheds, and carports.

    Backyard Garages

    A backyard garage from ShelterLogic is a versatile structure that can be used in any number of ways. A garage provides complete protection from the elements so you can use the space all year round. You can choose either a portable or permanent garage from ShelterLogic. A portable garage is made from waterproof fabric and a durable steel frame. Fabric garages, like the Garage-in-a-Box, are easy to assemble, and they can even be moved around the yard to match your changing needs. Steel garages are a permanent structure that provide durable protection. These p

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  4. Essentials for Fall DIY Backyard Projects

    Essentials for Fall DIY Backyard Projects

    Is there a more perfect time of the year than the fall? The temperature is comfortable, the leaves are changing, and everyone wants to be outside. It’s also a great time to get to all those DIY backyard projects before the winter weather starts to roll in. Before you get started on your to do list, here are some essential products you need to make your tasks that much easier.

    Organizing the Patio Ahead of Winter

    One of the most popular DIY backyard projects is cleaning up your pool, patio, or deck ahead of winter. Outdoor storage sheds can be a practical addition to your backyard space, patio, or deck. A Spacemaker deck box is an attractive and versatile outdoor storage bench with roomy, convenient patio storage for pool toys, furniture cushions, and other summer items. It has a built-in corrugated floor to keep your items protected and dry and a pneumatic lift for improved lid opening and closing, which gives you easier access to your items. The Storboss horizontal shed is also an excellent solution for your outdoor storage needs. The Storboss’s 6 x 3 ft. footprint and slanted roof design is great for patios, decks, walkways, in the garage or on the side of your house. This attractive shed for backyard storage has a charcoal finish is an easy to access solution for trash cans, bicycles, patio equipment and so much more.

    Prepping Your Firewood for the Winter Season

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  5. 6 Landscape and Garden Accessories to Give Your Backyard a Fresh Look

    6 Landscape and Garden Accessories to Give Your Backyard a Fresh Look
    In the spring, the trees begin to bud, birds start to chirp, and crocuses poke through the ground. Despite the natural beauty, when you look at your backyard, you might not like what you see.

    Spring is a time for renewal, and that includes your backyard. It may be nice to add some annuals to your mix of perennials and other greenery. But you don’t have to replant everything to give your backyard a fresh look. Sometimes it just takes the right accessories to spruce up your backyard landscape and garden.

    Your backyard is the natural outdoor extension of your home. You can change the look of your yard by adding practical accessories for storage, shade relaxation, and more. Also, you don’t have to break the bank to give your backyard space a facelift!

    Here are six items you can use to freshen up your backyard and garden landscape this spring:
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  6. Backyard Getaway: Turn an Outdoor Storage Building into a Man Cave

    Backyard Getaway: Turn an Outdoor Storage Building into a Man Cave
    There’s an old saying that a man’s home is his castle. Truth be told, it really isn’t. If you’re a married man, it means you share your home with your wife, and most likely your kids. That means you can’t hang your posters in the living room, which is probably overrun with children’s toys. You may no longer have privacy in your home, so why not gain your own space with a man cave in your backyard? You can convert a portable garage, shed, or other outdoor storage building into your own backyard getaway. All it takes to build a backyard man cave is some creativity and ingenuity. Once you assemble it, your backyard man cave can be the home-away-from-home you’ve always dreamed of.
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  7. How to Turn Your Storage Shed Into the Ultimate Man Cave

    How to Turn Your Storage Shed Into the Ultimate Man Cave

    While you already use your shed to store tools, motorcycles, and other outdoor gear, it’s becoming more popular to transform a shed into a man cave. With a little extra planning, you can turn any outdoor storage solution  into your own personal man cave shed. Whether you want to watch the big game in peace, or create a hangout for you and your friends, here are some simple ideas to turn your shed into a backyard oasis.

    Plan Ahead for the Perfect Man Cave

    Before even constructing your man cave shed, think about exactly what you want out of your personal space. If you want to set up a big screen television for the ultimate football fan, make plans ahead of time to include electricity. Setting up the electrical wiring before construction will save you time and money. Perhaps you want your man cave to serve as a bar, or a place to sit back and unwind with friends. If you want to be comfortable in any climate, insulating your shed is another simple project to plan as you begin customizing your space. Insulating will also help control the interior temperature and will reduce condensation, which will prolong the life of your shed. commander man cave

    Picking the Right Shed for You

    Before choosing your perfect man cave, figure out where you’ll want to build it in your back yard. Measure the area, and

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