Category : Outdoor living

Wishing you had a deck?

This time of year we all like to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. If we can do this while munching on some barbecue . . . well, what could be better? Decks can be anything from a foot off the read more...
Wishing you had a deck?

The lure of outdoor kitchens

With longer days and warmer weather, many of us long to spend more time outdoors, and that includes grilling some veggies and/ or burgers on an outdoor grill and relaxing on the deck. For outdoor read more...
The lure of outdoor kitchens

Decks and patios are all the rage for summer!

To make a great deck or patio you need the right decking material, we have For decks: Cedar decking is durable and versatile, with a color range from light browns and tans to pink Pressure read more...
Decks and patios are all the rage for summer!

Outdoor kitchens are popular for summer entertaining

Whatever your budget, an outdoor kitchen can be built to fit. Sometimes, it's a simple deck with a roof and portable barbecue; for others, it can be nearly as elaborate as the indoor kitchen, read more...
Outdoor kitchens are popular for summer entertaining

Outdoor kitchens are awesome!

A kitchen is the coziest space in a home and we all love gathering together there and eating something delicious. But summer is the time to enjoy fresh air and sunlight in gardens and on patios. read more...
Outdoor kitchens are awesome!

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?

Decks; what do you need to know?

How did your deck fare this summer? If your deck is at the point where it should be replaced, or you are considering a brand-new deck, here are a few things to consider. Materials: Wood, and read more...

How about a new outdoor kitchen this summer?

Socializing with friends and family in your new outdoor kitchen will really make your summer. And with a roof you can extend your outdoor parties almost year round. Well, actually year-round here read more...

Outdoor Kitchens in Bellingham

If you have ever wanted more than a BBQ on the deck, consider having an outdoor kitchen built. Today's outdoor kitchens are increasingly a mirror of their indoor counterparts, with a variety of read more...

Deck design, ideas and what you need to know

  In most counties, decks need a permit for construction if they are off the ground. In Whatcom county this height starts at 30 inches. A skilled contractor can handle the permit, the read more...

Enjoying your deck in the winter

Build Direct has an excellent article on how to enjoy your deck throughout winter. Marissa Alan lists 4 areas you can concentrate on to protect and use patios, decks and general outdoor living read more...

Pergola! Picnic Pavilion! Then – barbecue!

We recently constructed a 12 by 20 ft. pergola for a client who had previously installed a concrete pad with gas piping in ground for his gas grill.  This was a fun little project. It involved read more...

Barbecuing is hard work!

Or is it?  Check out these incredible outdoor kitchens, complete with gas barbecues, sinks, and all the trimmings to make outdoor cooking a snap. This photo shows a gorgeous outdoor kitchen we built read more...