Monthly Archives: July 2015

How to Prepare for an Outdoor Kitchen Installation

Outdoor Kitchen Clearance - - ShutterstockOutdoor spaces have been redefined as ultimate entertaining spaces. Gone are the days of rocking chairs and sweet tea on the porch. More people are including their outdoor spaces as extended entertaining venues of their home with gorgeous patios, seating areas, fire pits, and even kitchens!

If you want to install an outdoor kitchen for your Northern Virginia home, first decide if it’s going to be a DIY effort or if you’re going to involve a contractor. Continue reading

Why Hardscape Products are Best for Outdoor Patios

Hardscape Product Design Option 7Hardscape products make a durable, beautiful addition to any Northern Virginia patio. Hardscape refers to hard flooring ideal for outdoor areas. This can include slate rock, bricks and other types of rock pieces. When installed, they are adhered together with mortar to keep the pieces in place. Think of it as outdoor tiling but with many different types of rock or brick pieces available.

Those in the home renovation industry frequently use hardscape products when designing a dream patio. When it comes to outdoor patios, most home builders only include unimaginative concrete slabs. Patio builders, however, see these empty spaces as great potential for homeowners’ customized areas.

Right now, residential homes can choose from the following “floor” options for their patios: Continue reading