Green Composite Decking – A Solution for the Future?

A composite deck in the backyard of a luxury SoCal home. Lush vegetation in the background, with furniture and plants on the deck. A depiction of green composite decking

As a passionate deck building company nestled in the heart of Southern California, we’ve always prided ourselves on crafting spaces that not only enhance outdoor living but also respect and preserve our beautiful environment. Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword for us; it’s at the core of everything we do. That’s why we’re particularly excited about … Read more

Cumaru Decking

A Southern California deck constructed of Cumaru wood, which surrounds a pool and includes wooden steps.

As homeowners increasingly seek durable and visually appealing materials for their outdoor spaces, Cumaru is rising to the forefront of preferred deck-building choices. Known for its exceptional hardness and stunning natural color variations, Cumaru offers a blend of beauty and resilience unmatched by many other materials.  Table of Contents What is Cumaru? Overview of Cumaru … Read more

Canopy Ideas for Your Patio

An aluminum patio cover with luxury furniture under its shade.

Transforming your outdoor living space into a year-round haven is more attainable than ever with the right canopy ideas for your patio. In Southern California’s sun-drenched climate, installing a stylish and functional patio cover not only enhances comfort but also elevates the aesthetics of your home. Explore our guide to discover innovative solutions that blend … Read more

Covered Deck Plans

A wooden deck, partially covered. Furniture under the cover, which leads to an infinity pool in SoCal

As a seasoned deck builder in the sunny expanse of Southern California, I’ve witnessed firsthand how a well-designed covered deck can transform outdoor living spaces. Crafting covered deck plans that harmonize with our unique climate and lifestyle has become my specialty, ensuring each project delivers not just shade and shelter but also style and substance. … Read more

What is Hardscape in Landscaping?

A backyards with elegant concrete steps integrated with flowers and plants.

As a proud team member at MG Construction & Decks, I am often asked, “what is hardscape in landscaping?” Hardscaping, or the use of non-living elements in landscaping, not only enhances aesthetic appeal but also increases functionality and enjoyment of outdoor spaces. Every backyard beautification project we embark on is an opportunity to blend nature … Read more

Patio Furniture Trends for 2024

An outdoor wooden deck in Southern California, blue skies and plants in the background. Wooden furniture with white upholstery, white umbrella for shade

As we step into 2024, the latest patio furniture trends are capturing the imagination of homeowners and design enthusiasts alike. At MG Construction & Decks, our passion for creating inviting outdoor spaces drives us to stay ahead of these evolving styles and preferences. Join me as I share insights from our journey in transforming patios … Read more

The Ultimate Bathroom Renovation Guide

Worker, back turned, installing white tiles during a bathroom renovation

This bathroom renovation guide can help transform your space from ordinary to extraordinary, infusing it with both function and style. A remodeled bathroom not only elevates the aesthetic appeal of your home but also enhances its overall value. Let’s dive into how you can reimagine this essential area, ensuring every detail reflects your unique vision … Read more

How to Remodel a Garage

A large and clean garage, ready to be molded into whatever the owner desires

Remodeling a garage can breathe new life into your home, transforming an often-overlooked space into a functional and aesthetically pleasing area. Whether you’re envisioning a sleek workshop, a cozy living space, or an efficient storage solution, the journey to revamp your garage opens up endless possibilities. Embarking on this adventure not only enhances the usability … Read more

Deck Treatment: The Essentials

Woodworker refreshing wooden floor, worker's hand is applying decking oil on deck with a painting brush after sanding

Understanding how to treat and maintain your deck can seem daunting at first glance. With various options on the market—each promising to restore or preserve—the task can be as intricate as selecting fine wine: there are different notes (or wood types), varying ages (how long since installation or last treatment), and diverse climates to consider. … Read more