4 Landscaping Ideas for Backyard Upgrade

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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

How to Find the Right Contractor for Backyard Renovation?

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When you are considering backyard renovation, you have two paths to choose from. You can either take a DIY approach or you can hire professionals. The problem with DIY is that it may take a lot of your time. And the end result may not exactly be as neat and aesthetically pleasing as you want. … Read more

Using Backyard Remodeling as Home Improvement Project

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Backyard remodeling is an excellent way to improve the overall outlook and appeal of your home. If you are on a home improvement mission, you should consider incorporating backyard renovation into your plan. Adding elements like a fence, fireplace or outdoor kitchen to a backyard not only makes it more practical and useful, it also … Read more

Creative Tips for Your Backyard Remodeling

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If you are considering backyard remodeling, it is important to plan it well. The backyard at your home is a piece of space that you can spruce up with endless creativity. While adding standard elements like fountains, pools or decks is a regular approach, you can also take out-of-box approaches to renovating the backyard. To … Read more

What Are Average Backyard Remodeling Costs?

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You can transform the backyard at your home into your favorite outdoor spot with some well-thought remodeling. Backyard remodeling itself can cover a broad range of renovation options. Typically, homeowners will choose between patio covers, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, fire pits, decks, fences and a variety of other elements. When considering a remodel, your budget will … Read more


sunny and warm wooden deck

In Part One of this discussion of deck remodeling we looked at the “why” and the “how” of these projects. We noted that restoration and repair of worn or broken deck elements are often what turns a homeowner’s thoughts to remodeling. A deck, after all, is a part of the home. Hence, we shouldn’t neglect … Read more

Multi-Level Decks in LA

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As Los Angeles area deck builders, we’re seeing more and more clients who want to take it to the next level.  Our designers are totally into it.  Multi-level decks very neatly address three kinds of practical matters.  One, adaptation to sloping or hilly lots. Secondly, increasing floor space with the same footprint. Finally, enhancing the … Read more


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In  Part One of this walk through a deck project, the Los Angeles deck builder and client reached full and informed agreement on the design and costs. Both parties signed a contract with full hearts and confidence. Before any building can begin, however, there are codes and regulations to comply with. PERMITS A typical consumer’s first … Read more


pergola on a backyard wooden deck

The word “pergola” came down to us from the late Latin “pergula,” and to Spanish as “la pérgola,” and all three refer to the same thing. A pergola was a great thing in Roman times and is today, too. Useful, versatile, economical, sturdy, and when adequately styled and accessorized, very easy on the eyes. The essentials … Read more


broad wooden backyard deck overlooking a sunny city

A place apart from the frantic world, out of doors but sheltering. Secluded, though not barricaded. Comforting and comfortable.  A tract of peace, away from it all. An oasis. The word and the idea come down to us from the caravan trade routes through the vast deserts of Arabia and the Sahara, but homeowners in … Read more