Category : deck remodel

Has our unusually snowy winter got you dreaming of summer?

If you are fixating on spring and summer, to get through all this snow and ice, be assured, summer will come! The days are getting longer; it's nice to still have light outside at 5:30.  Personally, read more...
Has our unusually snowy winter got you dreaming of summer?

Does your deck have a view?

Decks with a view should recieve special treatment for their railings. To avoid blocking any of the view, there are railing systems that will keep you and your guests safe from any falls, while read more...
Does your deck have a view?

There’s nothing like a deck!

Your home will benefit from a well-designed deck. It is one of the most desirable home improvement projects, for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. And Bellinghamsters love to be outdoors; it's read more...
There’s nothing like a deck!

Things to do at home when it’s hot out!

What do we do when it's hot and sunny in Bellingham? Well, if you're not out kayaking, hiking, running or biking (most of which you can't do ALL day), we like to hang out in the backyard and have a read more...
Things to do at home when it’s hot out!

What makes a great deck?

Are you happy with your deck? As with other elements of the home, individual homeowners have different needs and wants for a deck. The basic elements are low-maintenance deck materials, easy access, read more...
What makes a great deck?

Looking forward to summer at home!

Summers are much better when your home has a well-designed deck. Decks are wonderful for having backyard barbecues and summer parties. Add some lawn chairs, a stereo, a grill and friends and read more...
Looking forward to summer at home!

Turn your backyard into an outdoor room!

Whew! We are having a very dry, warm summer here in Bellingham - instead of being unhappy about the heat (Bellinghamsters are not used to heat - temperatures over 75 for more than a couple of days read more...
Turn your backyard into an outdoor room!

What you need to know about decks

Homeowners are increasing the size of outdoor living spaces so they can enjoy a wider variety of activities outside. Especially here in Whatcom County and Bellingham areas, summers are the long days read more...
What you need to know about decks

What makes a great deck?

You can have a simple deck built for your home - and there is nothing at all wrong with that! But what if you long for something more elaborate?  Decks can be clean, rectangular affairs and some read more...
What makes a great deck?

Backyard barbecues and other problems

Barbecues are lots of fun, and great opportunities for family and friends to get together. What could be a problem? Well . . . this is the Pacific Northwest, and today is typical! Unusually warm read more...
Backyard barbecues and other problems

How to personalize your deck

There are decks, and then there are decks. What makes a plain deck into something special? Here are some ideas to make your deck unique: Railings: These can be glass panels for ultimate viewing; read more...
How to personalize your deck

Deck and patio additions

Enjoying your yard shouldn't require a lot of work! With a deck or patio you can create an outdoor living space, ready for use anytime you are in the mood. Adding a covered portion of the space and read more...
Deck and patio additions

Summer means dinner and barbecuing on the deck

Is your deck ready for that? In our Pacific Northwest climate, decks really take a beating. It may be fir needles and maple leaves filling up the gaps between the decking, or moss and mildew making read more...
Summer means dinner and barbecuing on the deck

Where do you cook when it’s hot in the house?

On sunny days, our thoughts turn to the great oudoors; so it's only natural that when we get home, we hate to spend our evenings in the kitchen. Make your patio or deck into a cozy outdoor cooking read more...
Where do you cook when it’s hot in the house?