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Decking for a Roof Terrace Should Be Sleek, Livable, and Easy to Clean

For some time I’ve been working in a white hot city for building and remodeling projects. There are houses, apartments, and skyscrapers going up everywhere. For a variety of reasons, it’s also a city where remodeling is far more common than building a house from scratch. With limited space for new builds, my clients are…

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Great Decking for Beach Houses Brings the Indoors Outside

I lived for many years right on the ocean, and had the good fortune to work on a lot of beach house remodels. Burned into my memory is the vision of a fairly dilapidated cedar deck that was apparently less than 10 years old. This lifespan is incredibly short for cedar decks, but a seaside…

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Farmhouse Deck Ideas: Crafting a Homey Outdoor Retreat

Some of my earliest building experiences occurred while helping my friends’ families keep up their farms. It goes without saying that there was always work to be done: painting, replacing boards, mending fences, and, last but not least, building decks. I spent hours and hours helping build and maintain wooden decks. Now, as a designer…

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Choosing a Water-Resistant Composite Decking for Your Pool Deck

In the past few years, one of my not-so-infrequent jobs has been to perform renovations on poolside patio areas. Very often, this has simply involved patching concrete, restoring tiles, and splashing on some new paint. With increasing frequency, though, I’ve found myself repairing and replacing poolside decking that has become waterlogged, rotten, moldy, and cooked…

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