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How AZEK® Trim Makes Outdoor Seating Fun and Interactive

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When sitting on a park bench and taking in the fresh air, its easy to think back to the days when you could spend your afternoons running around the playground without a care in the world.

Sarah Carrier, a playground design consultant with Goric Playgrounds, decided it was time for adults to have fun, too! She thought up a playful geometric design for public seating that was inspired by children’s blocks and the human figure. The project, “Akimbo,” was built with AZEK Trim by Walpole Outdoors.

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10 Luxury Backyard Upgrades For Any Budget

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When it comes to doing large-scale work around the house, every once in a while you get lucky and manage to come in under budget. So if you recently finished off a home remodeling project only to learn that you have remaining budget for additional enhancements, there are a few wise ways to put that money to use. For example, why not use the funds to turn your backyard into a relaxing paradise?  

Here are ten luxury, budget-friendly backyard upgrades that can add beauty and value to your home

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5 Ideas For Creating A Low Maintenance Outdoor Space

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For most homeowners, getting the backyard ready for summer, or maintaining it throughout the rest of the year, can be a tiresome and mundane task. From scrubbing and staining the deck to mowing the lawn, there is no shortage of time-consuming projects that require attention.

 

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Home Remodeling Ideas with the Highest ROI

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You may have lived in your home for decades or you might have just moved in last year – but either way, chances are fairly strong that there is at least one thing about your property that you’d like to change. Maybe that change has to do with bringing an update to the kitchen or bathroom, finishing off the basement, adding new siding, or building out an outdoor living room on a brand new deck. Whatever home remodeling idea you’ve been dreaming about, it’s a good idea to research the likely return on that investment prior to calling in the architects and contractors. Many remodels will add immediate and lasting value to your home, but others may not. Contrary to popular belief, taking out a second mortgage to spring for the best marble countertops, stainless steel fixtures, or other updates may actually work against you being able to recoup the investment when it comes time to sell your home.

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Visualize It: The Best 3D Home Design Apps

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If you’re planning to renovate or remodel your home, these days you can find a lot of professional help without ever leaving your couch. There are dozens of home design apps out there that can help you visualize your project before you even get started.

Here, we rate some of the very best 3D home design apps. Download them to your phone and start bringing your ideas to life.

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DECKING OUT A CONDO IN THE CITY BY THE BAY

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It isn’t every day that Steven and Brucie Schneider, of San Rafael, California-based construction company Schneider Construction, are asked to build a deck on TOP of a building. Fortunately, when that does happen, which seems to be a new trend in the San Francisco area and beyond, they are more than up to the task.

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AZEK PAVERS TURN WORN PATIO INTO IMPRESSIVE DINING AREA FOR CRITTENTON HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES

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At roughly 30 years old, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center’s cafeteria patio had begun to show its age. The rooftop space was difficult to maintain with crumbling brick pavers and cracked concrete. Attractive, light-weight and low-maintenance AZEK Pavers enabled the hospital to rehabilitate the space, used by about 75 people daily, in a short amount of time.

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