Five Reasons to Convert Your Garage into a Livable Space

livable space

For many homeowners, their garage serves as little more than storage space to keep the things that take up residence in the basement or attic. But garage conversion is gaining popularity as an affordable way to add extra living space to a home—and it can also increase the value of your property. Converting your garage … Read more

Is Deck Mold Dangerous?

Moldy Deck

Mold is a living organism. It depends on other organisms for food and survival. Mold exists in different colors such as black, white, purple, green, and orange. Black mold is commonly found on wood decks. When mold grows on deck, it may cause problems including serious health hazards. This article explains the dangers of mold … Read more

Ways to Increase Your Home Value This Year

As a homeowner, making the most of your home is a big deal because you’re keen on the worth. Thinking about how to increase home value is a sure way to build wealth. Although it is hard to predict how home appreciation works, you can work on your home’s value on the following. AESTHETIC UPDATES … Read more

Budget-Friendly Ideas for an Easy Backyard Upgrade

Backyard Upgrade

So you want a backyard upgrade without dishing out a lot of money. The great news is that there are plenty of ideas you can employ to achieve this. Many of these ideas are DIY-friendly so that you won’t have to hire a professional to do the job. However, a full-scale backyard renovation will require … Read more

4 Landscaping Ideas for Backyard Upgrade

backyard upgrade

If you are considering a backyard upgrade this summer, it is important to do some planning first. With some effort into charting out a blueprint of the upgrade, you can proceed quickly and complete the job sooner. Here are four great ideas to get you started in the right direction. Add a Bench-Boundary to Your … Read more

Ideas On How To Cover Existing Decks

outdoor fireplace and grill beneath a pergola

If you have an exterior deck, you can add to its functionality and looks by adding a covering. Deck coverings come in a variety of shapes and types. Depending on their size and type, they can protect your deck from rain, sun, as well as debris and dust. A deck cover costs about $1,300 on … Read more


tropical hardwood decking woods jarrah and cumaru

In our previous post we presented a hypothetical Los Angeles homeowner with no financial brakes. Someone who decides to have a deck designed and built for his home, with money no object. This, to be sure, is a pretty rare client in real life. But such people do approach us. If you think about it, … Read more


wooden deck with grass and brick overlooking a sunny city

Okay, then. You’re standing at the last bridge to cross before committing to the long-awaited deck addition to your home. You’ve done your research. Materials, design options, permit requirements – your research and inquires covered the bases.  There’s really only one imponderable left to get your head around. Look, even the most experienced Los Angeles … Read more


up on the roof deck

Los Angeles County is big. In fact, it’s four times the area of the entire State of Rhode Island. Nonetheless, anyone familiar with our area knows that land here does not grow on trees. We are, after all, over 10 million residents.  Land is scarce. It’s most definitely expensive. Hence, we’ve learned to get the … Read more