Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Beautiful Outdoor Spaces
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Mon, 07-22-2013 - 8:27am

We asked the designers behind these dreamy high-end outdoor spaces for their best tips and tricks

Designers Share Their Secrets: How to Create a Gorgeous Outdoor Space- http://www.ivillage.com/beautiful-outdoor-rooms/7-a-542191

Such beautiful outdoor spaces!  I'd love to have something similar at my home!  I'm really liking the idea of using a pop of color to enhance the look- I never think to do that! Do you have a relaxing outdoor space at your home?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 07-23-2013 - 10:20am

Oddly enough, we have two (a complex combination of deck and dock under the trees in heavy shade and a patio/deck just outside the kitchen and master doors, in full sun) and I never use them! Do't know why but I guess I just don't feel right just sitting down and doing nothing outdoors. I don't like reading in the full sun as it bothers my eyes and the need to be doing something tends to drive me back indoors sooner rather than later.



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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 07-24-2013 - 9:56am

I love the one with the Pergola, but I can't get my DH to get on board with redoing ours with that design.  I know shade in the Texas sun is really important, but I just love the way ther pergola looks! 

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Sat, 08-03-2013 - 10:17am

Complete Guide to Patio Planning
Our Grand Patio Planning Guide
by Michael Franco

Adding a new patio to your property? Here's everything you need to know to ensure a long-lasting result that looks great, too.



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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 08-19-2013 - 11:05am

Your Dream Deck: 5 Stylish Designs 
5 Ways to Design Your Dream Deck

by Michael Franco

For a deck you can love for decades, tailor the design to your priorities and personal style.



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