Get in Shape in Your Own Backyard

Get in Shape in Your Own Backyard

There are lots of traditional uses for your backyard patio cover including entertaining, gathering together with your family, or simply relaxing under the protection from the elements. But here's an unusual use for your patio cover that many homeowners may not have considered: Hosting a home gym. Working out by lifting weights or doing cardio is great for your health. Not only can it improve your strength, but it can also even prolong your life, help fight disease, and slow aging. But not eve...

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The Family That Plays Together Stays Together

The Family That Plays Together Stays Together

In today's era of high-speed high-tech devices, streaming media, and never-ending news cycles, the window of opportunity for families to spend quality time together gets smaller and smaller. If your family members are constantly glued to the screens of their smartphones and tablets or responding to text messages, it is absolutely affecting your family time. Families only get a limited amount of time together before children grow up and parents grow old. So before it's too late, take action...

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Upgrade Your Next Cookout

Upgrade Your Next Cookout

Cookouts, patio covers and Texas hospitality are made for each other. Whether you are hosting friends and neighbors for an impromptu barbeque or celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, your patio cover is the perfect place for gathering together with the people you love. Many Texas homeowners will cookout at least once per week, sometimes even more frequently. So here are some tips for transforming your next Texas BBQ under your backyard patio cover from an everyday ...

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Stamped Concrete Adds Texture and Value

Stamped Concrete Adds Texture and Value

If you are considering repaving your patio, pool deck, front porch, or driveway, consider using stamped concrete instead of more traditional surfaces. Thousands of East Texas homeowners are discovering the benefits of stamped concrete to both beautify and add value to their homes. Stamped concrete is widely used in public spaces such as theme parks, outdoor shopping malls, public pools, and other high traffic areas. That's because it is both decorative and durable, as well as easy to maintain...

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Spend Summer Under Your New Patio Cover

Spend Summer Under Your New Patio Cover

Patio Covers Katy TX - While a backyard patio cover adds function and value to your home all year long, the best time of the whole years is about to begin. Summer and patio covers go together like ice cream and pie. Enjoying a cool summer breeze while escaping the glaring rays of a hot Texas sun under your patio cover is one of life's true joys. Patio Covers Katy TX -- The Living Is Easy Texas in summer is one of the best places to be in the entire world. But it also can be hot and hum...

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New Patio Cover Offers Bragging Rights

New Patio Cover Offers Bragging Rights

Patio Builder Houston There is an unspoken competition among homeowners in many neighborhoods. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or even the country, most people want to have the best home around -- and brag about it to their neighbors. "Keeping up with the Joneses" is an idea as old as time. But the problem with competing to have the biggest or best house for many people is the investment. It's one thing to have a nicer place than your neighbors, but it's something else to pay f...

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Your Patio Cover Is an Extension of Your Home

Your Patio Cover Is an Extension of Your Home

If you've been living in cramped quarters all winter, you may be thinking that you and your family need more space. You could go new home shopping, but that would require you to tour numerous new homes, deal with pushy real estate agents, and worst of all move from your familiar home to an entirely new place. A better solution is expanding the size and utility of your current home by adding a patio cover to your backyard. Patio Covers Houston -- A Sound Investment When you need more room,...

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Patio Covers Help Reduce Family Stress

Patio Covers Help Reduce Family Stress

Does it seem like your house is getting smaller? When many couples start having children their once spacious home can suddenly seem crowded, cramped, and uncomfortably close. Yet many young couples aren't ready financially to move into a bigger place. Nor can they afford to build a full-on addition to their home. A patio cover offers an affordable, immediate, and practical option for families that suddenly find they need a little more living space. Patio Covers Houston -- An Outdoor Escap...

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Patio Covers an Investment in Your Future

Patio Covers an Investment in Your Future

One of the biggest questions homeowners have when considering adding a patio cover to their home is, "Is it worth the money?" The answer is an unqualified, "Yes!" That's because a patio cover will not only give your family years of comfort, shade, and togetherness but can also significantly increase the resale value of your home. So the money you invest now in a new patio cover will pay huge, real dividends both now and later. Patio Covers Houston -- The Value of Comfort How much is it worth ...

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How to Find the Best Patio Builder

How to Find the Best Patio Builder

So you've decided to add a patio cover to your home. Great choice. So now what? Patio covers can add both value and functionality to your house. They provide shade from the sun, protection from the rain, and expand the square footage of your home's usable space. Yet they are far less costly and are significantly faster to build than a full-blown home addition. But whether you are adding a patio cover or an addition to your home, the same first question remains: How to find the best builder...

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