McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog
Now that the snow is gone and warmer weather is here, it’s much easier to envision hosting family barbeques and outdoor dinner parties. It may be easy to picture, but if you look at your backyard thinking you don’t have the right space to make it happen, these 4 patio design ideas will give you some inspiration. Once you settle on a plan, hiring a trusted design-build contractor like McClurg will make it possible for your outdoor entertaining dreams to become a reality.Read More
If you visited this year’s Parade of Homes you may have gathered many ideas for home remodeling projects. Several of the homes on display had outdoor living spaces to showcase. There were decks, screened porches, a three-season room, two pools with hardscape, firepits and a pool house to view.Read More
Central New Yorkers look forward to the warm days and nights of summer when we can get outdoors to relax or socialize. To truly enjoy the season, it’s great to have an outdoor living space right outside your door. That space can be a small sundeck or a large yard with a patio and pool. No matter what the size of your yard or house, an outdoor living space can be designed for your lifestyle and to add value to your home.
Patios are the perfect place for outdoor entertaining. Today's patios provide a focal point that connects a home to a garden and are important to a home's landscape. According to Better Homes and Gardens (July 2010), patios originated in Egypt as courtyards. Look around your yard, are there features in your landscape you want to complement? Materials for patios are varied and include: