Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

Deck Enclosure - “For the Birds”

Posted on Tue, Sep 27, 2011

A couple invited us to their home to construct a sunroom that would enhance their home and their lives.  The customers had a deck outside of their home since they built the home.  Set on a beautiful parcel, the customers expressed a desire to enclose their 2nd story deck. They wanted an area that they could enjoy the wonderful outdoor view and setting, as well as prevent the elements and the bugs from “bothering” their outdoor lifestyle. Furthermore, the family wanted to have the living space to be used all year round; a perfect place for a larger Christmas tree and for parties for entertaining.


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Tags: Sunrooms, Gable Sunroom, Vinyl Sunroom, Deck Enclosure

Three Great Reasons to Install Replacement Vinyl Windows

Posted on Mon, Sep 26, 2011


Installing replacement vinyl windows is a great way to save money, time and increase your homes curb appeal. Vinyl windows are one of the best energy savings home improvement projects you can choose. With all the improvements the window industry has made to vinyl windows, it is easy to see why vinyl windows are the leading type of replacement window.


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Tags: Vinyl Windows, Replacement Windows, Windows

A Year Round Sunroom Transforms Your Home

Posted on Sun, Sep 18, 2011

A hardworking, energetic couple came to us for help on finding a solution for their existing sunroom.  They had purchased a waterfront vacation home on beautiful Atwood Lake.   The property was gorgeous, but the house desperately needed some tender loving care.  On the rear of the home overlooking the lake was a run-down “sunroom”.  The existing sunroom was just some old patio doors probably from over 30 years ago.  The doors were difficult to open and unsightly disrupting their beautiful view. 



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Tags: Studio Sunroom, Sunrooms, Gable Sunroom, Vinyl Sunroom

Decks with Lighting for Partying All Night Long

Posted on Sun, Sep 18, 2011

Deck lighting can keep your party going beyond dusk.  Who wants to turn on the backyard flood lights at dusk?  That lighting option surely will kill the mood of your great party.   There are some great lighting options for decks to provide both mood lighting and safety lighting to assist your guest in moving around your deck.


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Tags: Lighting, Decks, Outdoor Space

Enclose a Second Story Deck with a Sunroom for Terrific Views

Posted on Sat, Sep 10, 2011

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Tags: Sunrooms, Vinyl Sunroom, Deck Enclosure

Fall Inspired Window Treatments for your Windows

Posted on Thu, Sep 08, 2011

It doesn’t take much to change your home décor along with the seasons.  Simple things like changing pillows or placemats to window treatments, which are an easy change to make, will add the influences of the current season.  It is often these small but impactful changes that keep our homes feeling cozy and updated.  Let’s take a look at a few simple ways to use the elements of autumn to change our window treatments.


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Tags: Window Treatments, Windows, Decorating Ideas

A Vinyl Sunroom Allows Enjoyment of Your Backyard

Posted on Sun, Sep 04, 2011

A vinyl sunroom allows you to enjoy elements of your backyard that are otherwise obstructed by the walls of your home.  Here is the story of a family who wanted to be able to enjoy the views of their gardens they work so hard on year after year and create a room that seamlessly works with all the other amenities in their backyard.


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Tags: Outdoor Space, Sunrooms, Vinyl Sunroom