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5 Easy Gazebo Decorations for Autumn in New England

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5 Easy Gazebo Decorations for Autumn in New England

Autumn in New England is simply gorgeous with its brightly colored leaves and crisp breezes. If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the season, and there’s no better place to do that than in your backyard gazebo. If you live in MA, NH, or another northeast state, use one of these quick and easy gazebo decorating ideas to create the perfect autumn haven for your family. 1. Fall Garlands Garlands are perfect for decorating the posts of your gazebo. Head over to...

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What's the Difference Between a Pergola and a Gazebo?

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What's the Difference Between a Pergola and a Gazebo?

If you live in New England, chances are you relish spending summer weekends outside, enjoying the weather your family and friends. However, it can get hot out there in the sun, so you may be thinking about installing a backyard structure to provide shade during your gatherings. This begs the question, though: Should you install a gazebo? Or a pergola? If you’re wondering about the difference between pergolas and gazebos, here’s what you need to know about these two structures and some tips on picking the right one for you....

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How A Gazebo Can Improve Your Yard

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How A Gazebo Can Improve Your Yard

  Gazebos aren’t simply great looking centerpieces for a public park or town square. These beautiful structures are perfect for your yard or property as well. Coming in a large number of shapes, sizes, materials, and colors, gazebos can significantly improve your yard (as well as your property value). Check out some of the ways a gazebo can upgrade your space.   It Adds Utility to Your Yard One of the biggest way that a new gazebo can improve your property is by changing the way you use your yard....

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How to Pick the Perfect Location for Your Shed, Gazebo or Pergola

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How to Pick the Perfect Location for Your Shed, Gazebo or Pergola

If you’ve decided that you could really use a new shed, gazebo or pergola, the next logical decision is where you’re going to put it. It may seem like a simple choice, but there are a number of important factors to take into account.Know the size of the structureIf you haven’t picked out your new addition, you’ll want to do so before you choose a location. After all, a 6-by-8-foot shed will be easier to place than a 14-by-26-foot gazebo. Plus, having a size picked out will allow you to...

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Creating the Perfect Backyard Sanctuary

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Creating the Perfect Backyard Sanctuary

Don’t let work and other obligations take away from your free time at home. It’s much easier to relax and stop thinking about the to-do’s on your calendar when you have a designated space to kick back – and what better location than your own backyard?Here are some ways to make your yard into a sanctuary for you and your family.Eliminate Junk and ClutterYour first step to creating a relaxing environment should be to get rid of anything taking up unnecessary space. Toss any trash and put yard tools, gardening...

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5 Uses for an Outdoor Sun Room

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5 Uses for an Outdoor Sun Room

 There’s no doubt that a private sun room in your backyard would be an ideal place to spend a summer’s day, but you can do so much more with these small structures than lounge. Here are five ways you can repurpose your outdoor sun room to get the most out of the space1. Theater Movie night is always more fun when there’s a twist. Put a TV or projection screen in your sun room, make sure you have plenty of pillows, blankets and snacks, wait till the sun goes down,...

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Which Style of Gazebo is Right for You?

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Which Style of Gazebo is Right for You?

Summer is drawing near, and that means long days spent basking in the warm air and soft breezes. The only thing that could enhance a lazy New England summer is having the perfect outdoor space to relax and entertain guests.If you want to add to your yard but not necessarily in the market for major renovations, a gazebo is the ideal addition. It’s a great place for an outdoor meal, cocktails at sunset, reading on a sunny afternoon, or even having a small party. Once you decide to get a...

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5 Ways to Enhance Your Pool Area

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5 Ways to Enhance Your Pool Area

On a sweltering summer day, there’s no better place to relax than poolside. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting that summer 2015 will be hotter and drier than usual in New England, so now’s the time to start making your outdoor pool area the ultimate place to chill out.Here are five ways you can enhance your summertime hangout, even if you’re on a budget.1. PlantsEveryone loves a lush surrounding, but there’s a reason most pools have wood or cement decks. Leaves, petals, and debris can clog your pool filter, so...

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7 ways to have some backyard Halloween fun with your wooden gazebo and shed

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7 ways to have some backyard Halloween fun with your wooden gazebo and shed

Halloween is a great time to have some fun with your outdoor shed, wooden gazebo, or just your backyard in general. When else do you get to put a scare in the kids, indulge in candy, and get creative?One of the things we look forward to most is throwing a backyard haunted-house party. There are so many ways to have fun with decorations that can help you make the most of your yard, gazebo, and garden shed. Here are some of our favorite ideas.The Classic: A Haunted graveyard We’ve always loved...

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What Materials Can Be Used To Build a Gazebo?

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What Materials Can Be Used To Build a Gazebo?

Gazebos are elegant and functional structures that provide shelter from the sun and add ornamental flair to an outdoor entertainment space. Historically, Egyptians used gazebos 5,000 years ago to support and protect fruits that were grown on a vine from the sun. Today, gazebos are used for an array of reasons and can be constructed from various materials. We have taken the liberty to list the most common materials used for gazebos so that you can determine which type would be best suited for your budget and space. VINYLThis is another...

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