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Small Backyard or Your Dream Halifax Backyard? (13 photos)

Small Backyard or Your Dream Halifax Backyard? (13 photos) | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Feeling attached to your garage? See how one family converted theirs into an open-air office and gave their compact backyard a new lease on life, and you might just change your mind.
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Small Backyard or Your Dream Halifax Backyard? (13 photos)


My Halifax lot is too small, I would love a great outdoor space, but I have no room. Sound familiar? Check out this combination of decking, patio, fencing, pergola, and great outdoor decorating. No matter what size your Halifax backyard is, the right deck, patio and hardscape design combined with some interesting planting and decorating elements, can make it shine. Call us for design and construction help at (902) 444-DECK or online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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 Enjoy summer on your Halifax deck!

 Enjoy summer on your Halifax deck! | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Choose from 3 easy celebrations to close summer out in a soul-satisfying way

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It's that time of the year again. Kids are heading back to school, people are coming off vacation, and heading back to the office. Fortunately, we are still getting some great weather here in Halifax. This article suggests some great ideas to take advantage of this great, sunny weather. It's a great time of year to be entertaining friends on your deck, patio, or heading to the beach to enjoy what remaining days are left. Keep an eye out, we have some great fall incentives coming on patios, that incorporate fire pits. Look for that over the next couple of weeks. Enjoy your weekend.If you need help with your deck design, or need a deck, or patio builder for your Halifax home call us at 902-444-3325

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Bright & Happy Sunrooms

Bright & Happy Sunrooms | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Turn your sunroom into a go-to relaxation spot with design inspiration from HGTV.com.
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With indoor/outdoor living and nature-inspired design on the rise, it's no wonder, here in Halifax, we've been seeing more and more requests for sunrooms and porches. If you're loving this trend or simply looking to give your current space a refresh, click to see these inspirational pictures!

 

"While the great outdoors are, um, great, sometimes the mood calls for a lazy day indoors, curled up with a good book and a large cup of coffee. And what better place to do that than in a room filled with sunshine and comfy chairs?"

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Add Personality to your Porch with these 20 Ideas

Add Personality to your Porch with these 20 Ideas | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Nix the wicker and go with something a bit more contemporary. Turn your backyard into something special by adding any one of these 20 pieces of modern sunr
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Looking for a porch or sunroom update but not sure where to begin?

 

In Halifax, we all want to get out and make the most out of the sunny weather. By adding a porch or sunroom, you can extend your outdoor living and enjoy it for even longer into each season.

 

Here are 20 stylish spaces to give you some inspiration. These rooms are filled with tons of ideas on how to add texture, colour, and plenty of personality to your spaces.

 

 

 

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Container Gardens For Beautiful Outdoors Halifax Style

Container Gardens For Beautiful Outdoors Halifax Style | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Gardening Expert Lydia Pursell of Leaf & Petal shares her best step-by-step secrets to beautiful outdoor style using container gardens
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Enhance your patio or deck with container gardens. Here's a short video on creating a container garden that will add character and charm to any space.

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Modern Pergola Design Ideas

Modern Pergola Design Ideas | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
A pergola is a structure or archway with a framework covered in climbing or trailing plants.
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Although the terms often are used interchangeably, trellises and pergolas different. A trellis or arbour is typically built to support climbing plants or vines and usually arched or a tunnel-like passageway. Pergolas can support climbing plants as well, but have posts supporting a roof-like structure most commonly used to shade a walkway or deck. But don’t worry, we can help you decide – we’ve got you covered!

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7 Stunning Sunrooms To Inspire You

7 Stunning Sunrooms To Inspire You | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

A sunroom has been topping our list of dream home features for ages. After all, what could be better than relaxing in a sunroom on a bright spring..

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We've rounded up a few of our favorite sunrooms to inspire you and give you some ideas for your wish list.

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Dreamy Sunrooms & Porches

Dreamy Sunrooms & Porches | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

My only requirement would be a comfy chair, a ceiling fan, and maybe a cold beverage.  Here are some dreamy spaces to get you in the mood.

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Sunrooms are an affordable way to add value, extra living space and natural light to your home. Custom porches can add some real curb appeal and resale value to your home.

In Nova Scotia, we like to get outside and enjoy every moment of the warmer weather seasons. Rooms like these will let you get out to enjoy it earlier in Spring and later into the Fall.

These photos will give you some great ideas for your own space. 

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Deck Design Ideas

Deck Design Ideas | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Check out these design ideas from HGTV.com for turning your deck into a family room and entertainment center.
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8 inspiring ideas for your outdoor living areas. 

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20 Ways to Upgrade Your Halifax Deck

20 Ways to Upgrade Your Halifax Deck | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Is your deck looking drained and dull? Give it a refreshing boost with these easy updates.
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Is your Halifax deck in need of some upgrading?
 
It may not require a total deck teardown, and replacement. Here are some interesting ways that you can upgrade your existing deck, or outdoor space.
Clean and seal:
Clean, and seal your existing deck, or patio
The right cleaning, might bring new life to your deck. 
Add Storage:
Everybody could use more storage, look at the possibility of adding storage benches for things that would normally end up in your shed, or garage.
Add Shade:
Interested in creating a shaded area? I think about adding an awning, or a pergola to your existing deck. An awning can be a nice way to create temporary shade. A pergola, is more of a fixed structure, it can create shade, and allow a place to grow vines, and plants.
Update your railing :
Maybe the deck structure, and decking are in good shape, but your railing is in need of an update. There are lots of wooden, composite, aluminum, glass, and other materials available for deck railings.
Add a Planter Garden:
Like to garden, and grow things? Add a deck planter, or garden box to grow vegetables, herbs, or flowers.
 
Maintain your view:
Maybe your deck is in great shape, but your railing is obstructing a nice nature view, possibly trees, a lake, or the ocean. Clear glass railings can be a nice way to maintain deck safety, but still take advantage of the view.
 
Add a Garden Door:
Another way to transform the way you use your deck, and outdoor space is by adding a patio, or garden door. This can allow more natural light into your home, and allow for an easier transition from inside to out.
 
Add Deck Lighting and Speakers:
If you wouldn't joy entertaining, consider the possibility of adding deck lighting, or outdoor speakers. Deck lighting can create an ambience, that allows you to entertain in the evening. Make sure that your outdoor speakers, are manufactured to  withstand the elements.
If you need help with your Halifax deck, patio, screened porch, sunroom, or outdoor living project, don't hesitate to give us a call at 902-444-3325. Or find us online NovaScotia.archadeck.com
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Nova Scotia Grilling Season Checklist

Nova Scotia Grilling Season Checklist | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Get your barbecue in top shape and round up essential grilling tools to make your backyard cookouts sizzle
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Nova Scotia Grilling Season ChecklistNice to see some sunny weather in Halifax over the last few days. Do you like to step out on your Halifax back patio, or deck this time of year to barbecue, or grill?Just like any other cooking area in your house, your outdoor grill, or outdoor kitchen require some maintenance, cleaning, and preparation. Check out the article for a checklist to get you up and running this year. If you need help with the design and construction of your deck, patio, screened porch, sunroom, or other backyard project, give us a call at 902-444-3325. Or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com
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13 Tips to Make Your Halifax Deck More Private

13 Tips to Make Your Halifax Deck More Private | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Turn your Halifax deck into a private, relaxing retreat with these simple tips.
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13 Tips to Make Your Halifax Deck More PrivateAre you interested in finding ways to make your Halifax deck, patio, or porch more private?There are several ways that you can achieve this. You could add a privacy fence constructed from word, vinyl, stone, or composite. You could add a roof over your deck or patio. If you're looking for privacy from somebody that is higher, or above you, you could add a pergola. If you don't want to construct a barrier, planting evergreens, growing vines, or using landscape to create privacy is an option. Another option might be using fabric to create privacy, either from a side neighbor, or a backyard neighbor.If you need help with your Nova Scotia deck, screened porch, patio, retaining wall, or sunroom project call our Halifax office at 902-444-3325 or find us online at novascotia.archadeck.net
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Deck Decor Ideas for your Halifax Space

Deck Decor Ideas for your Halifax Space | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
These deck decorating ideas show you how easy it is to transform your Halifax deck into an outdoor living space that reflects a sense of style and charm.
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Spring is on the way. Sunnier, and warmer days will hit your Halifax backyard in no time. Now is the time to start thinking about your backyard deck, patio, or outdoor living room. Looking for some ways to improve your Halifax deck? Try adding multiple levels, incorporate some shade, incorporate some comfortable seating on your deck or patio. Would adding some privacy, by adding a fence to your deck, or at your patio allow you to use it more? Try sprucing up your space by adding color with plants, colorful pillows, or cushions. Another surefire way to improve your Halifax space is by adding outdoor deck, or landscape lighting.Need help with your project? Call our Halifax office at 902-444-3325 or go online at novascotia.Archadeck.com
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Budget Decorator: 10 Ways to Deck Out Your Halifax Patio

Budget Decorator: 10 Ways to Deck Out Your Halifax Patio | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Hang a vintage sign here and some inexpensive curtains there, for a Halifax patio or deck that looks polished and pulled together
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Budget Decorator: 10 Ways to Deck Out Your Halifax PatioIt looks like we will have an early spring in Halifax this year. That's exciting if you'd like to spend time on your deck, patio or outdoor space. After you have done a quick cleanup on your decking, railing, or your patio stones, you may want to consider some ways you can improve the function, and look of your space. Some simple ways to improve your outdoor space are adding a sign, or artwork on an exterior wall. Make sure that the materials are OK to be installed outside. At some new outdoor furniture, or spruce up the outdoor furniture that you have by adding colorful pillows or new cushions. Consider adding an outdoor rug to your patio, or adding a coffee table for a quiet spot to entertain, enjoy a drink, or read a book. Another way to improve not only the look of your deck, or patio, but to improve its function is to add exterior lighting.If you need some help with the design, construction, or building of your deck, patio, screened porch, sunroom, or exterior project, give us a call at 902-444-3325 and speak to one of our Halifax designers. You can also find us online at novascotia.archadeck.com
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This Summer's Biggest Outdoor Decor Trends - Archadeck of Nova Scotia

This Summer's Biggest Outdoor Decor Trends - Archadeck of Nova Scotia | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Pinterest releases their annual Summer Entertaining Report to announce the top outdoor decor trends of the season.
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There's still plenty of time to get out and enjoy Halifax this summer. Why not start in your own yard!? Here is a list of this summer's biggest trends and how to incorporate them into your outdoor spaces. 

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Why Choose Composite Decking Over Timber?

Why Choose Composite Decking Over Timber? | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
See why people are opting to choose composite decking over timber in our latest article. Keep up to date with all things composite here.
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There are so many choices to be made before you can begin construction on a new deck but if you start gathering info now, you can make informed decisions when it comes time to build.

 

One of the first things to consider is WOOD vs. COMPOSITE decking. There are pros and cons to every choice you make, but this article points out some of the top reasons you should think about composite decking.

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Outdoor Room Series: Patios + Balconies

Outdoor Room Series: Patios + Balconies | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Today we’re wrapping up the Outdoor Room Series with a look at spaces that aren’t enclosed or covered like we’ve seen with previous articles. Now we’re
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Summer is in full swing and we want to get out to enjoy it as much as we can. Better Homes & Gardens has pulled together some ideas for outdoor rooms that anyone can create with some furnishings, a few accessories and lots of creativity.

 

 

The best outdoor rooms mimic what we love about indoor spaces – they include comfortable seating and practical and pretty accessories, but they have the added benefit of being situated out in the sun and surrounded by foliage. What could be better? 

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best outdoor kitchen design ideas 2017

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An outdoor kitchen can be a great addition to your outdoor living space and maximize your backyard year-round. It can be as simple as a built in grill, or as elaborate as a fully outfitted kitchen complete with wine fridge, multi-burner grill top, and sink. 

 

Here's a video on some of the best outdoor kitchen design ideas or 2017. Take a look for some inspiration. 

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26 Garden and Backyard Retaining Wall Ideas and Terraced Gardens

See our entire gallery of Garden and Backyard Retaining Wall Ideas and Terraced Gardens at: http://www.homestratosphere.com/retaining-wall-ideas/ Thi
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This  video gallery features a selection of the beautiful terrace gardens with retaining walls. Let us know if you see one you like!

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 Outdoor Dining Areas

 Outdoor Dining Areas | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Outdoor dining means different things to different people, so before going out and shopping for your dining furniture, start by defining your goal.

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Ask yourself what do you want from your outdoor dining area. Will it be for large gatherings or just for you and your family? Should it be intimate and private or open and social? Will you use it in the daytime or in the evening? Do you want to cook in your dining area or cook indoors and serve outdoors? Will you be entertaining children, families or all adults? 

 

Here are some things to remember when designing your outdoor dining area and some beautiful ideas that you can add to your wish list.

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7 Tips for Maintaining and Repairing Wood Decks - Zillow Porchlight

7 Tips for Maintaining and Repairing Wood Decks - Zillow Porchlight | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Keep your wood deck looking as good as new with a little regular care.
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May is Deck Safety month. Here are a few tips for maintaining and repairing your wood decks. 

 

The key to preventing long-lasting damage to your deck is spotting and repairing the most common problems early on. With a little attention — and this helpful checklist of maintenance must-dos — you can keep your deck looking as good as it did the day it was constructed.

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Deck Safety Month

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May is Deck Safety Month! Have you checked your deck? 

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A great infographic on deck safety from the North American Deck and Railing Association.

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10 Compact Decks, Patios and Porches for Making Memories

10 Compact Decks, Patios and Porches for Making Memories | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

See how you can capitalize on your small outdoor space!

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10 Compact Decks, Patios and Porches for Making Memories

 

Have a small backyard, or small area for your Halifax decks, patios? A lot can be achieved in a very small space. Decks make great solutions for small sloped areas in your backyard. Patios are a great solution for flat areas. Incorporate a firepit so you can enjoy the space as the weather cools down. Regardless of the space you have, big or small, our outdoor living designers can come up with a deck and patio design to fit your needs.

 

Have your project ready for next spring. We build year round!

 

Call us at (902) 444-DECK, or go online to novascotia.archadeck.com Call today!

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10 Awesome Backyards Built for Fun!

10 Awesome Backyards Built for Fun! | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Unusual features encourage playfulness and relaxation in these outdoor spaces
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Live in the Halifax area, or have a summer home in Nova Scotia? Looking for something unique for your outdoor or backyard space? A creative design element incorporated on your deck, patio, or as part of your landscape might be just what you need. Think of all of the fun your children, grandchildren, family, or Halifax house guests could have. Whether it is a place to play, relax, enjoy the sun, dine, warm-up, or cooldown. Take a look at the article for some very unique ideas: a firepit, a hammock that looks like a work of art, a water feature, a kids playhouse.Call one of our Halifax designers today at 902-444-3325, or on the internet at novascotia.archadeck.com
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4 Ways to Perk Up Your Halifax Outdoor Spaces With Colour

4 Ways to Perk Up Your Halifax Outdoor Spaces With Colour | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Go beyond plantings with these ideas for bringing bold hues to the exterior of your home
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4 Ways to Perk Up Your Halifax Outdoor Spaces With Colour

 

Spring is here! Things are still looking bleak as the leaves are not on the trees yet. Be patient, your Halifax backyard will start looking great in no time!

Click the article link to find ideas to brighten up your backyard deck, patio, porch or outdoor living space. Over the last 15 years as a Halifax deck builder we have noticed that the proper lighting, and outdoor decorating can do a lot to improve the space.

 

Need help with your Halifax deck, patio, screened porch, or sunroom? Call Archadeck of Nova Scotia at (902) 444-DECK or online at novascotia.archadeck.com

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8 Surefire Vegetables and Herbs for Beginning Halifax Urban Gardeners

8 Surefire Vegetables and Herbs for Beginning Halifax Urban Gardeners | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Learn the edible plants that are popular and easy to grow in a backyard or container garden
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8 Surefire Vegetables and Herbs for Beginning Halifax Urban GardenersWe know that you are excited for the warmer weather to finally arrived. It's a time to spend entertaining, relaxing, cooking, grilling with your Halifax family and friends. Have you been thinking about growing some vegetables, and herbs in your Halifax backyard, or your condo balcony? Check out this article for eight vegetables, and herbs simple to grow for the beginning gardener.If you need help with your outdoor living project, deck, patio, screened porch, or sunroom, give us a call at 902-444-3325. Or you can find us online at novascotia.archadeck.com
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How To Build a Successful Sunroom for your Halifax Home

How To Build a Successful Sunroom for your Halifax Home | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
How To Build a Successful Sunroom
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How To Build a Successful Sunroom for your Halifax HomeA well designed, and constructed sunroom can be a great addition to any home. There are however many things to consider when building a sunroom. We need to take into account our Halifax winters. Are you interested in a three season room, or a year-round sunroom? You will want to consider the function of the room, how it will be insulated, and heated, as well as cooled. You will also want to consider how the new sunroom addition matches the aesthetics, and exterior of your Halifax house. Check out the article below for some things to consider when thinking about a sunroom.If you need help with a sunroom, or an outdoor living project, call us at 902-444-3325, or go online at novascotia.archadeck.com
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