Early spring is the perfect time to start an outdoor living space project. The soil is easy to work, temperatures are moderate and conditions are ideal for adding new plantings to your landscape. Central New York summers are spectacular and can be enjoyed even more with a backyard retreat.
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Our Central New York summers can be short and sizzling. There are also periods of thundershowers and cooler days that limit the time we can spend outdoors. Many homeowners are optimizing the days of summer by adding a porch addition to their houses. If you’re considering adding a porch to your home, where do you begin?
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: