Address Drainage Issues Before Hurricane Season

July 28, 2014

Residents of New Jersey and Staten Island unfortunately know quite well how devastating water can be from hurricanes and other storms such as Superstorm Sandy.  Although no amount of proper drainage could protect many from the wrath of a storm as powerful as Sandy, the fact is that a great deal of damage can occur…

Building A Retaining Wall

July 21, 2014

may be necessary for properties that are sloped to prevent erosion and runoff or to improve drainage issues.  The walls are also sometimes used to add visual interest to a property, even when they serve no practical purpose.  Although you may think that building a wall like this is a relatively simple do-it-yourself project, the fact is that there is little room for error when it comes to building a wall that is designed to retain sloping land behind it.

Delicious Pizza Oven Recipes

July 10, 2014

Heat pizza oven and allow to reach temperature of approximately 200 degrees.  Cut fruit into wedges and lay in single layer on a baking tray.  Sprinkle with sugar, juice and zest from lemon and orange, and splash of brandy.  Scatter butter and place fresh rosemary sprigs on fruit.

Care And Safety Of Outdoor Fireplaces and Firepits

July 2, 2014

can add a great deal of enjoyment to a backyard space.  They provide an ideal location for socializing with family and friends or enjoying a quiet evening alone or with that special someone.  Useful no matter what the weather is outdoors, these amenities especially come in handy on cool evenings, once the sun has gone down and the temperatures drop along with the rays of the sun.

Enhance Your Outdoor Space With A New Patio

June 25, 2014

patios and decks can add a great deal of functionality to your outdoor space, allowing you to enjoy your time outdoors without damaging the lawn by sitting and standing on it for long periods of time, as well as keeping you cleaner since you do not need to head out in the grass just to spend time outside.

Outdoor Kitchens With All The Bells And Whistles

June 18, 2014

People love to spend time outdoors when the weather is nice, and one way that homeowners in New Jersey and New York are getting to enhance their outdoor enjoyment is by havingoutdoor kitchens built that have all the bells and whistles incorporated into them that used to be reserved only for gourmet indoor kitchens. 

The Key To Effective Landscape Design

June 11, 2014

There’s virtually nothing that enhances the exterior of your home more than a well thought out landscape design.  In addition to adding color and visual context to your property, designing your landscape with an eye towards the overall look of the space can really enhance the beauty and enjoyment of your home.

Outdoor Fireplaces Make Great Gifts For Dad

June 6, 2014

Tired of looking for a unique gift that will please dad and show him how much you care?  This year, why not get creative and give dad something he’s sure to enjoy all year long – an outdoor fireplace!  If you have a father, husband or other special man in your life that enjoys spending time outdoors (and who doesn’t?), why not skip the mall and instead hire a contractor to build him a custom fireplace that is sure to warm his heart.

The Benefits Of Using Concrete For Your Outdoor Projects

May 28, 2014

Whether you are a homeowner looking to plan an outdoor design project or you are a commercial property owner or manager that is interested in sprucing up the outdoor areas of your property, using concrete has likely been considered as a possible material choice for your project.  There are a number of benefits to using…

Savor Your Outdoor Oasis This Memorial Day

May 22, 2014

Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember and honor those who have fought for our country and have given the ultimate sacrifice.  As a national holiday, it is a day many people have off from work, and the day has become the unofficial start of the summer season.  While it’s important to take…

How To Combine Beauty and Functionality When Planning Outdoor Design

May 15, 2014

If you are lucky enough to be a homeowner, then you are also likely lucky enough to have a patch of land right outside your door to call your own.  Whether your property is small, or large enough to field a professional football game, you’ll surely want to be able to enjoy the space as…

Why Build An Outdoor Pizza Oven?

May 8, 2014

You may be wondering why you might want to consider building an outdoor pizza oven if you are designing a kitchen area or even just a patio outside.  The answer is that if you love the taste of authentic, old-world cooking, there is virtually nothing that can provide you with the authentic taste you seek…