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Tips for a Great Patio Party

What’s more fun in the warm months than grilling out? It’s grilling out with friends. Host your own backyard barbeque and invite all your buddies over for a tasty meal and some backyard fun. Here are some tips to get that party started right. The number one complaint I have about throwing a barbeque party is that the cooks do more cooking than enjoying their company. Last minute preparations mean that the food is not ready when the guests arrive. It is hard to entertain and fix the appetizers at the same time. People seem to eat in shifts as the food gets ready. Let’s avoid that bit of nonsense this year. If you are going to have a barbeque get-together, plan ahead so that it is easy on the guests and the hosts. Know your menu. Decide the week before what you will serve for the meal. Appetizers or finger foods of some sort allow guests to munch while they wait for the main course to finish on the grill. Appetizers should be small especially if you plan on serving a variety of grilled ...


Installing Fence Gates of all Shapes and Sizes

Fences are great for protecting your land, separating sections of your yard, or sitting on if you can't make up your mind. But even the best and most attractive fence needs a place where you can get from one side to the other, which is where the gate comes in. Maintaining the integrity of the boundary while allowing privileged travelers to pass, gates come in many sizes and styles. Although they are different in appearance, there are similar characteristics from which all can benefit. When selecting where to place a gate, it's helpful to keep in mind how you are going to use it and where the most traffic will naturally want to pass through your fence. Its location should provide the most convenience without getting in the way of anything or damaging plants or neighboring structures when it's opened. When deciding on its location, also consider whether you want it to open in, out, or in both directions and ensure that you have enough clearance. If the perfect location for the gate happens to be where it's in t...


Extend Your Fun Area With Aluminum Patio Covers

As a wise homeowner you're always on the lookout for improvements to your house, and to your budget. An aluminum patio cover is one such astute improvement. It extends the useable area of your house. The improvement adds value to the house. You can use the aluminum patio cover for any number of things - a shed for your car or for gardening equipment, a canopy for an entrance, anything that requires a little more space than you already have. An aluminum patio cover may appear costly compared to other patio covers, but when you factor in the durability, ease of installation and zero maintenance of aluminum patio covers the cost of ownership is actually much less than that of any other type of patio cover.Aluminum patio covers are made of corrosion-fighting aluminum, which is why they're usually backed by a lifetime warranty. Accidents apart, these structures require no maintenance. An aluminum patio cover adds to the value of the house. The wise homeowner appreciates aluminum patio covers for these money-saving...


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