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Patios & Outdoor Living Spaces

#Fountains&Ponds Should Not Be Treated The Same

Building A Fountain Or A Pond Listen To The Podcast In Arizona’s primarily desert-like environment, the sound and sight of

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What You Need To Know About #BuildingPermits

Listen To The Podcast Have you ever heard someone say, “Aww, I don’t need a permit for that…”? In the

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Grill Maintenance is a Year-Round To-Do Item

Grill Care Is Key Listen To The Podcast Nothing brings people together quite like a good old fashion BBQ cookout.

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How To Install & Care For Flagstone Patio/Walkway

Listen To The Podcast There are many ways to drastically change the look and feel of your front and backyard

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Sealing A Concrete Patio

DIY Sealing A Concrete Patio The standard house comes complete with a concrete slab for the patio. Most people never

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WHICH WOOD LOOK-ALIKE PRODUCTS ARE THE BEST FOR OUTDOOR PROJECTS?

You can get the look of wood without the splintering, rotting and discoloring that eventually claim most wood decks if

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WHAT WAS THE RESULT OF ROSIE’S TEMPERATURE TEST FOR PATIO SURFACES?

ROSIE’S TEMPERATURE TEST FOR PATIO SURFACES IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT  Every year it seems a weather person does the tried-and-true cook-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk

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WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR WHEN SHOPPING FOR A PATIO FLOOR?

Before you invest thousands of dollars in a backyard patio floor, driveway or sidewalk, investigate your options. Look for materials

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WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF SOLAR PATIO/DECK LIGHTING?

Here are six things to consider before installing solar patio or deck lights: Know what to expect. Solar won’t burn

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WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF BUILDING A FLAGSTONE PATIO?

SHOULD I BUILD A FLAGSTONE PATIO? What is Flagstone? lagstone is a hard, flat stone, often cut for paving slabs, walkways,

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WHAT ARE THE LATEST TRENDS FOR PATIOS?

Trend 1 | Craft your patio plans to suit your budget. Cash-conscious homeowners are ordering up shorter seat walls because they

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WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING FAUX STONE VERSUS REAL STONE ON A PATIO?

The biggest difference between real stone and a concrete surface that has been stamped, stained or overlaid to look like

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WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MORE POPULAR MATERIALS FOR PATIO FLOORS?

Concrete pavers are outpacing flagstone, poured concrete and Saltillo tile when it comes to sales and popularity because they’re easier

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WEAR, TEAR & CARE OF OUTDOOR SURFACES

Arizona’s extreme heat and blast-furnace sun can wear down outdoor surfaces. In addition to our low humidity (except during monsoon

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SHOULD I PAINT MY WOOD DECK?

It is not necessary to finish a wood deck. Without paint or stain, a deck will naturally check and turn

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PREP YOUR PATIO FOR SPRING

Now that we’ve had our winter storms, and temperatures seem ready to rise, you’re going to feel a lot more

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IS PATIO SEALING A DO-IT-YOURSELF JOB?

You can seal your stone patio yourself, or you can hire a professional to do it for you. What You

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HOW SHOULD I MAINTAIN MY NEWLY STAINED CONCRETE FLOOR?

First, seal the floor with a sturdy top coat to seal it. An unsealed concrete floor will absorb food stains

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HOW CAN I UPDATE MY CONCRETE PATIO’S LOOK?

Do-it-yourselfers and contractors are dressing up concrete patios with acid stains in every color, with overlays that mimic the look

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HOW CAN I MAKE MY PATIO MORE SUSTAINABLE?

Here are 11 sustainable choices for a patio overhaul:  Permeable concrete pavers are made from porous concrete and installed with

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HOW CAN I MAKE MY BACK YARD MORE COMFORTABLE DURING THE SUMMER?

The best way to beat the heat while lounging outdoors this summer is to add shade. Here are four ways

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ENJOY THE SUMMER IN THE SHADE

Many people move to Arizona from rainy, gray, dismal climates to enjoy the blue skies, mild winter temperatures, and extended

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BRING INDOOR ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE!

One of the trends we really like is the meshing of outdoor living with activities traditionally designated for indoors. This

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