From their base in Texas, Chip and Joanna Gaines have inspired homeowners across the country to turn their outdated and boring abode into the home of their dreams. While many of us fantasize about living in Waco so Magnolia Homes and HGTV’s Fixer Upper can handle our home transformation, the majority of us are left to tackle renovations on our own. Read More
As a homeowner, you can easily turn your backyard into the ultimate destination for football watch parties, fire pit soirees, and Oktoberfest bashes. The right backyard landscaping ideas and autumn-inspired accents instantly dress up your yard for any event while giving it a visual pop you’ll enjoy every day of the week. Read More
When a homeowner decides not to install a gate along with their new fence, they lose out on some very important benefits. True, a fence gate makes it easier for kids to sneak out of the yard – or for people from the outside to sneak in. It may be an extra cost on top of the fence itself and require additional maintenance. Read More
You finally made up your mind. After choosing between wood or vinyl fencing and weighing the pros and cons of each, you’ve determined a vinyl fence is the best option for your St. Louis home (wise choice, by the way!)
While your decision is a smart one, it’s just the first of many you’ll have to make as you narrow down your options. With a variety of vinyl fence styles, textures, colors, and accessories available, finding your perfect match can send your head spinning. But when you dig deeper into your needs and talk with an experienced contractor about design, you can rest assured your new fence will be picture perfect. Read More
When the work week becomes overwhelming, you need somewhere you can escape to. A place where you can relax with a cold drink, a lounge chair, and peace and quiet.
Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a spa weekend, stick close to home and retreat to a mini-getaway in your own backyard week after week. Simulated stone fencing recreates the natural, Zen-like elements popular among spa and hotel interiors, but offers the privacy every weekday warrior desires after long days in the office. Read More
The St. Louis region offers an unmatched variety of neighborhoods, communities, and municipalities. Whether you live in a 19th-century-row house in Lafayette Square, a ranch house in Hazelwood, or a renovated farmhouse in Jefferson County, you want the same things for your home and family as your fellow St. Louisans – security, privacy, and comfort, and all at a price you can afford. Read More
When you hear the phrase “plastic fencing,” the words “cheap” or “flimsy” may pop in your head. But the truth is, plastic fencing, or vinyl or PVC fencing, is one of the most durable and reliable fence options you can install. This is no mere weakling, but a formidable powerhouse that protects your home and yard for decades to come.
Residential chain link fence used to be a popular fencing option in the metro St. Louis area. Many homeowners chose it because it’s cheap, easy to install, and well, everyone else was using it. But installing a chain link fence is no longer the preferred choice of residential fencing. Read More
When spring rears its head in St. Louis, so does the gardening bug. While you’re busy planting all the fresh tomatoes and zucchini for your dinners this summer, some furry friends are making their way in for the first bite. Or even make an entire meal out of your hard work. Read More
With the growing demand for low-maintenance, high-quality fencing materials, PVC fencing (or polyvinyl chloride fencing) has skyrocketed to the top of many homeowners’ want lists. Unlike wood, PVC materials stand strong against storms, fade, and decay. This keeps your fence looking its best and it ensures it will last longer. Read More
A wood deck offers months of family fun in the great outdoors. It also requires hours, if not days, of deck maintenance each year to keep that fun going strong.
According to industry professionals, wood decking needs to be stained every two to three years to keep it in tip-top shape. But in St. Louis, staining a deck may be required more often thanks to fading and wear from summer’s blistering sun and winter’s ice and snow. In most cases, decks take on a two-tone look as the vertical railings keep their shade while horizontal floors and steps take the beating from use and weather.
Daylight savings time can be a drain on lovers of the outdoors. With the sun setting right after the workday here in St. Louis, most of us are living in the dark the moment we get home, unable to enjoy the backyard we work so hard on throughout the year. Read More
A new year means it’s resolution season again. In the month of January, many of us will make the commitment to better ourselves by getting outside more, being smarter with our money, or finally get organized. And most of us we’re good about it – until around February. Read More
As with any home improvement project, a little research can go a long way in finding the right fencing materials for your needs and budget. Unfortunately, a little research can quickly turn into a big time commitment as you visit website after website and go from store to store to compare fencing products and brands. Read More
Thanks to a tight budget and an even tighter schedule, decorating for the holidays can sometimes feel overwhelming for many homeowners. But making your house picture-perfect doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive, especially when you have Mother Nature and quality home features to help! Read More