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Spring Outdoor Trends

Posted on: March 31st, 2013 by Collins Construction No Comments

Soften your outdoor space by:

Creating container gardens – herbs can be used in the kitchen and provide a nice fragrance

Adding an area rug – there are great outdoor rugs in many shapes and sizes to enhance any space

Using lighting to set the mood – solar lights or simple candles in a jar can be a nice alternative to harsh porch lights.

Spring Tips

Posted on: March 31st, 2013 by Collins Construction No Comments

Outdoor Space Tips

Want to expand your living space while increasing your property value?  Take it outdoors!  Consider the following when planning for a deck or patio:

Is there shade? If no natural shade is available, your plan may need to include a shade structure.

What is the Climate? Snow and rain could create a problem on a solid surface.

What is the Terrain? Rough or sloping terrain may require a deck, and extra excavation costs may be necessary.

What are local building codes? We can advise you on local restrictions before costly mistakes are made.

What materials should be used? Concrete, brick, or stone patios, wood, composite or vinyl decking, there are many possibilities!  Let us help you make the best choice.