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Fabulous, Must-Have Features for Halifax Winter Outdoor Spaces

Fabulous, Must-Have Features for Halifax Winter Outdoor Spaces | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
This time of year turns me into the proverbial ostrich. Yep, that’s me over there with my head firmly stuck in the sand…trying to ignore the shorter days and cooler nights, all the while pretending like summer isn’t fast coming to an end.
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Fabulous, Must-Have Features for Halifax Winter Outdoor SpacesLike it or not winter has arrived in Halifax. Instead of spending all of your time inside in front of the television, why not embrace winter, and enjoy what is has to offer. Lots of snow at the ski hills this year, enjoy some sledding with your children. Build a snowman for your front lawn. Feed the birds, and watch them flock to your backyard all winter long. Some ways to add features to your deck, porch, or Halifax patio and allow you to enjoy it more in colder weather:At a fireplace or hearth, inside of your screened porch, or sunroom. At a fire pit, or fire table on your deck, or patio. Add wall mounted heaters, either electric, or propane for your deck, or inside your porch. Like any time of the year, make sure your outdoor living areas are well lit, with well-placed LED lighting.Call our Halifax office for help with the design, and construction of your next deck, porch, patio, or sunroom. You can reach us at 902-444-3325 or online at novascotia.archadeck.comWhy not hire an award-winning builder?
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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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50+ Christmas Porch Decorating Ideas

50+ Christmas Porch Decorating Ideas | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Thinking of giving your porch a new look this Christmas? Explore the lovely Christmas porch décor ideas on how to do it.
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There are plenty of ways to spice up your front entry this Christmas season - these ideas are so good you could even bring most of them inside! Click to take a look and get some ideas for your home.

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Christmas Porch Decorations

Christmas Porch Decorations | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Create an inviting welcome and stunning curb appeal with Christmas porch decoration ideas for every style!
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"Merry Christmas and Welcome Home!" Your front porch is often the first place you welcome visitors to your home and a perfect backdrop to share your Christmas cheer with the neighborhood too! 

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How to Winterize a Sunroom

How to Winterize a Sunroom | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Lounging in your sunroom is a great way to relax and unwind -- unless you're shivering. Take steps to ensure your sunroom is comfortable on chilly winter days so you can enjoy the space yea
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Winter is coming... We wanted to pull together some tips to help you winterize your sunroom and help you stay warm and cozy this winter.

 

If you've always dreamed of a sunroom addition for your home - maybe now's the time! Give us a call and we can let you know what options are available for screened-rooms, 3-season rooms, and winterized sunrooms. 902-444-DECK.

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Cozy Rustic Fall Porch Decor - Setting for Four

Cozy Rustic Fall Porch Decor - Setting for Four | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
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Looking for new ideas to decorate your front porch for Fall? check out these COZY RUSTIC FALL PORCH Décor ideas to add beautiful curb appeal to your home! Easy fall decorating ideas for using pumpkin decorations, fall planters, mums, fall wreath, lanterns and more. See all the porch decorating tips!

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Rustic fall porch decorating

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Rustic fall porch decorating
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It's not time to decorate for winter or Christmas just yet! Here are some great front porch ideas that you can use here in Halifax well into the end of this month.

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Try These 20 DIY Outdoor Decor Ideas

Try These 20 DIY Outdoor Decor Ideas | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
You'll love these inspiring ideas for 20 budget-friendly DIY outdoor decor projects for your home and garden.
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Here are a few ideas on some DIY decorating projects for your outdoor living space. Whether you want to spruce up your old patio or you want to add personality to your new front porch, this is a great place to start.  And Fall / Winter in Halifax is a great time to get crafty!

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Company for Composite Decking

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Company for Composite Decking | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Interested in composite decking for your property? Work with an established, fair, and reputable company to ensure a top-quality job gets done.


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Are you considering Composite Decking here in Halifax? Read over this article on 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Company for Composite Decking.  

 

You can also click here to see  more pros and cons to choosing composite decking for your outdoor living project.

 

http://novascotia.archadeck.com/trendsinsights/blog/2017/1/12/5-reasons-to-consider-composite-deck/

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Modern Home Exteriors - Outside Design Ideas - Archadeck of Nova Scotia

Modern Home Exteriors - Outside Design Ideas - Archadeck of Nova Scotia

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You may not have a few million dollars laying around for the ultra modern mansion of your dreams, but we're hoping these photos can inspire you to get creative. There are some great examples of simple but beautiful gardens, outdoor furniture, built-in benches, window treatments, porches, lighting ideas, and more! Time to think outside the box - pun intended - and these modern exteriors will help you get going! 

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Front Yard Landscaping Helps Add Curb Appeal

Front Yard Landscaping Helps Add Curb Appeal | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Front Yard Landscaping

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If you've added a new front porch or sunroom to your home, but are still looking to up your curb appeal - landscaping is your best bet.

 

With a well thought out landscape plan, your garden can add depth, height, and texture to your yard. It creates an organic visual interest and can soften the linear edges of your home. Click here to read more about how to plan your garden like a pro!

 

 

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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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10 Ways to Create An Outdoor Living Space | Definitive Audio

10 Ways to Create An Outdoor Living Space | Definitive Audio | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
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Outdoor living spaces increase the sq. footage of your home - and your enjoyment - especially here in Halifax. Here are 10 ways to create the perfect space. It's a great time of year to start planning and gathering ideas for the Spring - we also build all winter!

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How to Improve Your Outdoor Living Space

How to Improve Your Outdoor Living Space | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
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Not every household is lucky enough to have some outdoor living space. If you have one, then you should definitely make the most of it and improve its overall appeal. You might have a small balcony or perhaps a sprawling backyard. Either way, we have some tips that you can follow to add charm to your own space right here in Halifax.
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How To Winterize Your Deck

How To Winterize Your Deck | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
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Taking the time to winterize your deck will prolong its life and lower the potential for costly spring repairs. After all, your deck is a part of your home! Winters in Halifax can be hard on our outdoor living spaces, so it's a good idea to take care of things before the snow flies. Here are some tips to get you started.

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5 Tips to Help You Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space Longer

5 Tips to Help You Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space Longer | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
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Autumn doesn't mean hiding inside until Spring! Here are 5 tips to help you enjoy your outdoor living space longer into the Fall and winter months. Halifax typically has beautiful Fall weather and this year is no exception. Take a look at these tips so you can get out side and enjoy!

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Autumn doesn't mean hiding inside until Spring! Here are 5 tips to help you enjoy your outdoor living space longer into the Fall and winter months. Halifax typically has beautiful Fall weather and this year is no exception. Take a look at these tips so you can get out side and enjoy!

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5 Tips to Help You Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space Longer

5 Tips to Help You Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space Longer | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

Labor Day has passed and while technically summer isn’t over until September 22nd, for many, especially those who have to go back to work and school, we’ve now unofficially entered autumn. But just…

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Autumn doesn't mean hiding inside until Spring! Here are 5 tips to help you enjoy your outdoor living space longer into the Fall and winter months. Halifax typically has beautiful Fall weather and this year is no exception. Take a look at these tips so you can get out side and enjoy!

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Autumn doesn't mean hiding inside until Spring! Here are 5 tips to help you enjoy your outdoor living space longer into the Fall and winter months. Halifax typically has beautiful Fall weather and this year is no exception. Take a look at these tips so you can get out side and enjoy!

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Beautiful Outdoor Décor Ideas For Autumn

Beautiful Outdoor Décor Ideas For Autumn | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Although an accent wall or a beautiful new sofa can easily liven up your home interiors, there's nothing quite like outdoor decorating to bring your space to an
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Just because the Fall is here - doesn't mean you have to stay indoors. By making the outside of your home Autumn-chick, you'll be ready to embrace the season! Halifax is beautiful this time of year - get out and enjoy!

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Increase the Value of Your Home with a Patio 

Increase the Value of Your Home with a Patio  | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it

A walkway leading to a garden feature such as a pergola or patio adds value to your home. Explore the options today with expert patio contractors.


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Over the years we’ve seen plenty of beautiful patios and hardscaped areas here in Halifax, that our craftsmen have designed and built. On the surface, these patios look gorgeous, but it’s what’s underneath that really matters – and keeps them looking great for years to come.

 

Building a patio that will hold its shape and structure is more difficult than you might realize. Without a firm foundation, pavers will shift and buckle over time. Cutting corners on paved patios never works out in the long run.

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Country Chic - Vintage Farmhouse Decor on the Porch 

Country Chic - Vintage Farmhouse Decor on the Porch  | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
You will love the vintage farmhouse decor on this porch. Use this as inspiration when creating your own outdoor oasis for your rustic home!
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Dreaming of a new front porch? Need help sprucing up your current one? Even if you live in downtown Halifax, you can still be inspired by country living and farmhouse colours.

 

This post will give you some ideas on how to add vintage country chic to your space and create your own outdoor retreat.

 

 

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15 Front Yard Landscaping Ideas - Archadeck of Nova Scotia

15 Front Yard Landscaping Ideas - Archadeck of Nova Scotia | Outdoor Living | Scoop.it
Add color and interest to boost your curb appeal with these 15 front yard landscaping ideas!
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Just because Halifax is quickly heading towards Fall, there are still plenty of ways to clean up your yard and improve your curb appeal. We've gathered a few together to help you get started. 

 

 

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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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