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7 Ideas to Get You Back on Your Halifax Front Porch

7 Ideas to Get You Back on Your Halifax Front Porch | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Remember the good old days, when porches offered front-row seats to Halifax street scenes? They can be even better today
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7 Ideas to Get You Back on Your Halifax Front PorchWe built a front porch for our Halifax neighbours, and it has changed the way they spend their summer days for sure! Time spent reading, relaxing, watching the children play, and entertaining. Check out these front porch tips.
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(6 Photos) Halifax Deck is Low-Maintenance, High-Style

(6 Photos) Halifax Deck is Low-Maintenance, High-Style | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Halifax composite deck complements the architecture of this south-end home. Allows for enjoyment rather than upkeep with low-maintenance materials.

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(6 Photos) Halifax Deck is Low-Maintenance, High-Style


Check out this south-end Halifax deck! The railing fits with the character of the south-end home's existing architecture. Composite TimberTech decking and railing materials will keep their "just constructed" look without annual staining or painting.

Questions about decking materials? Call us at (902) 444-DECK or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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Find the Right Glass Door for Your Patio (8 photos)

Find the Right Glass Door for Your Patio (8 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

It’s more than just a patio door — it’s an architectural design element. Here’s help for finding the right one for your Halifax home.

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Find the Right Glass Door for Your Patio (8 photos)

One important detail to keep in mind when thinking about your Halifax deck, patio, or outdoor project is the door that you will use to access it! This article gives you a good overview of some of the options that are available to you. If you need help, call and speak to Heather at (902) 444-DECK, or online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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20 Outstanding Outdoor Living Rooms

20 Outstanding Outdoor Living Rooms | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Why give up style and comfort just because you add fresh air? Turn your Halifax porch or patio into a sumptuous room by following these leads
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With this nice warm weather, it's time to relax on your Halifax deck, patio or porch. Take a look at these great outdoor living rooms for inspiration. If you need help designing, and building a deck, patio, or outdoor room call us at (902) 444-DECK or visit us online or email novascotia@archadeck.net
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Seek Shelter in the Shade This Summer (8 strategies)

Seek Shelter in the Shade This Summer (8 strategies) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Open up to outdoor living with 8 garden shade strategies
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Too hot on your Halifax deck or patio? (8 Shade Strategies)


Are you complaining about the heat? I hope not after our Halifax winter! If you need a break from the sun, and the heat call us for help with a shade solution. We design and build pergolas, awnings, roofs and other shade structures.

Call for help (902) 444-3325 or go online for awning ideas, pergola ideas. novascotia.archadeck.com

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Need some shade? Awnings and canopies (11 photos)

Need some shade? Awnings and canopies (11 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Do you want to shade an area of your Halifax outdoor space? Try an awning.
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Do you have an area on your Halifax deck, or patio that needs to be shaded? Do you only want to shade it part of the time? An awning can add some color, profile, and give you the shade you need to enjoy your outdoor space.Find us online at: NovaScotia.Archadeck.com
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6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces

6 Sublimely Serene Outdoor Spaces | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
The call of the wild is impossible to resist in these six patios, backyards, and gardens that offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.
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Six great outdoor getaways. The possibilities for your Halifax deck, or patio are endless. Get some inspiration at novascotia.archadeck.com
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(28 photos) Stone Patios, Hardscapes, Fire Elements

(28 photos) Stone Patios, Hardscapes, Fire Elements | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Stone patios, fire elements, retaining walls, (both natural, and manufactured). Stone has become more popular in Halifax backyards.
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28 photos of stone patios, fire pits:Stone materials are durable, add a natural look, and can complement your existing landscape. Incorporate a fire pit in your Halifax patio to start enjoying the evenings in your backyard.
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15 Better Ways to Enjoy Watermelon This Summer

15 Better Ways to Enjoy Watermelon This Summer | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
These smart watermelon tricks are the ultimate summer party starters.
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15 ways to enjoy watermelon this summer! 

Who knew there were 15 ways. The warm weather has hit Halifax. Time to relax on your deck or patio. Enjoy!

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Tired of staining your deck? These Halifax homeowners are grilling, and sunbathing. (19 photos)

Tired of staining your deck?  These Halifax homeowners are grilling, and sunbathing. (19 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
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Take a look at these recent composite deck installations. These low maintenance decks, only need to be hosed down once a year. If you have had enough of painting, scraping, and staining your Halifax deck, give us a call. (902)444-3325

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What You Need to Know When Considering a Cabana or Covered Patio (11 photos)

What You Need to Know When Considering a Cabana or Covered Patio (11 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Mother Nature is a fickle friend. To fully appreciate the wonders of outdoor living this summer — rain or shine — an outdoor covered structure that brings the indoors out, and the outdoors in, might be the answer for you.
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Would you like an outdoor living space for your Halifax backyard even when it's raining outside? Or maybe you would like a space to relax in the evening with a nice fire. Gazebo, cabana, porch, screened porch or sunroom. Have questions? (902)444-3325 or novascotia.archadeck.com

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What are the material options for my new Halifax deck? (5 material types)

What are the material  options for my new Halifax deck? (5 material types) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
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Are you considering having at deck built for your Halifax home?  Not sure which decking material to use? This will give you a good overview of the decking materials that are available locally. There are many different options depending on your budget, and the look you are hoping to achieve. Contact us at novascotia.archadeck.com . 

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(6 photos) Halifax family enjoys complete outdoor living area! Deck, patio, and sunroom.

(6 photos) Halifax family enjoys complete outdoor living area! Deck, patio, and sunroom. | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Halifax family hire Archadeck of Nova Scotia to build deck, patio, gazebo, cabana, sunroom, and landscape lighting.
Deck, patio and sunroom design, by Halifax deck builder allows for year round enjoyment.
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This Halifax project includes a deck, patio with firepit, sunroom, cabana, hot tub, lighting, serving bar, and an outdoor kitchen. Designed to enjoy all Halifax seasons, and allow for year round entertaining!

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(4 photos) Deck Adds Curve Appeal to Sackville, NS Home

(4 photos) Deck Adds Curve Appeal to Sackville, NS Home | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Sackville, Halifax deck incorporates curves, and minimizes railing to take advantage of the great lake view!

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(4 photos) Curve Appeal, Sackville, Halifax Deck


One of the advantages of manufactured decking is that it can be heated and curved. This Sackville, Halifax deck owner wanted a low-maintenance deck, with unobstructed views of the lake. They wanted something open to the yard, and with a unique design so it stood out from the crowd. What do you think?

Need help with your project? Call Archadeck at (902) 444-DECK or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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11 Ways to Get More From Your Halifax Front Porch

11 Ways to Get More From Your Halifax Front Porch | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Watch the world go by at your leisure from a porch decked out with comfy furniture and inspiring accessories
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11 ways to get more from your Halifax front porch!A front porch can be a great way to add curb appeal to your Halifax home. It can also be a great spot to sit, read, and relax. Even if the Halifax weather is wet, and rainy, you can still relax outside under the cover of your porch roof. Check out these 11 ways to get more from your porch this summer!Need more help? Call today and speak to one of our designers at 902-444-3325
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Patio Details: Take your Halifax Party Outside

Patio Details: Take your Halifax Party Outside | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
A covered patio, an outdoor kitchen and a fire pit off a guesthouse extend the entertainment area of this ocean-view property
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There is no better time of year to enjoy what Nova Scotia has to offer. Are you planning on entertaining, or having guests at your Halifax home? Do you need to build, or update your deck, patio, or outdoor space? Take a look for some ideas, and inspiration. Contact one of our designers for help at 902-444-3325 or online at novascotia.archadeck.com
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Like to Grill? Entertain your Halifax friends in Style (11 photos)

Like to Grill? Entertain your Halifax friends in Style (11 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Do you enjoy time cooking, and grilling on your Halifax deck or patio?
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(11 photos) Like to Grill? Entertain in Style.Check out these Halifax outdoor kitchens. Outdoor kitchens can be constructed on decks, patios, also in screened porches. We can design and build an outdoor kitchen for your Halifax space. Features include a grill, sideburner, fridge, sink, storage, and space for a bar.Call us at (992) 444-DECK or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com
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(10 Photos) 10 Pool Deck and Patio Designs

(10 Photos) 10 Pool Deck and Patio Designs | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Get expert tips for designing a deck or patio around your poolside retreat on HGTV.com.
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10 Pool Deck and Patio Designs (10 great Photos)


Great pool weather today! Need some inspiration for your Halifax pool deck or patio. Check out this article.

Need a builder to bring your pool deck and patio ideas to life?

Call Archadeck of Nova Scotia at (902) 444-DECK or online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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Does your builder follow a system or process? (5 video links)

Does your builder follow a system or process? (5 video links) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

5 steps to ensure a successful outdoor living project. Check it out by watching these 5 videos.

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Thinking about having an outdoor living project built on your Halifax home? A deck, patio, porch or sunroom? 

How will you ensure that your project is built:

  • on time
  • on budget
  • with quality
  • as expected ?
You need a builder with experience, and a solid process. Check out our process. http://novascotia.archadeck.com/why-archadeck/our-process/
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Room of the Day: An Outdoor Space for Living and Playing (9 photos)

Room of the Day: An Outdoor Space for Living and Playing (9 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Conventional wisdom says that good design can solve the most intractable of problems, but when the issue involves turning a small, overgrown garden into an outdoor room where there’s lounge seating for adults, a grill area and a playspace for kids,...
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Room of the day - Outdoor space (9 photos)


This project does a nice job of incorporating natural elements, planters, and natural hardwood decking. We have seen an increase in the use of tropical hardwood decking in our Halifax projects over the last couple of years. Ipe decking is a very durable, rich looking product for your decking, or outdoor projects.

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(8 photos) Like to grill? Halifax outdoor kitchens

(8 photos) Like to grill? Halifax outdoor kitchens | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Do you like to grill? Do you like to entertain? Check out these Halifax outdoor kitchens.
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An outdoor kitchen can be a nice addition to your Halifax deck, or patio. We can incorporate a grill, sideburner, fridge, sink, and plenty of countertop working space. novascotia.archadeck.com or (902) 444-3325
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Bugs eating you alive? (12 photos) screened porches

Bugs eating you alive? (12 photos) screened porches | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
12 photos of Halifax screened porches
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Are the black flies and mosquitoes bothering you? Check out these Halifax screened porches.
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Outstanding design and construction work here.

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Dartmouth Nova Scotia family enjoys wooden deck. (3 photos)

Dartmouth Nova Scotia family enjoys wooden deck. (3 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Halifax pressure treated wooden deck project incorporates a fence for privacy, allows for a future hot tub on the deck. Archadeck designs and builds a wooden deck with more space for Halifax home.
Deck storage box allows Halifax family to store deck furniture cushions, and childrens' toys outside.
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This deck was designed to provide privacy, and a space for a future hot tub for the Dartmouth homeowners. Access to both doors, and to the front driveway was provided. Tell us what you think.

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10 Ways to Enjoy Your Outdoor Room More (8 photos)

10 Ways to Enjoy Your Outdoor Room More (8 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Hanging out in a backyard haven is a wonderful way to savor warm weather. But what about those less-than-pleasant aspects of outdoor time,...
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It's that time of year Halifax. The weather has been warming up! Get outside and enjoy it while it lasts. This article offers some good advice to help you enjoy your Halifax porch, deck, or patio this summer. Try our site for more outdoor living inspiration: novascotia.archadeck.com

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20 Outstanding Photos of Outdoor Living Rooms

20 Outstanding Photos of Outdoor Living Rooms | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Why give up style and comfort just because you add fresh air? Turn any porch or patio into a sumptuous room by following these leads
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Are you fully utilizing your outdoor space?  We have been designing and building decks, patios and outdoor spaces for close to 15 years in Halifax. The biggest change that we have seen is the way these outdoor spaces are being used. Outdoor living spaces now are being treated like an extension of the home. They are being decorated and accessorized like a kitchen or living room would be. This article illustrates 20 unique, creative, deck, patio and outdoor room designs.

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