Tag: patio

Plan the Perfect Patio: What You Must Know

Yes, the warm weather will return … eventually. And in the meantime, you can keep yourself busy and happy dreaming of balmy days and evenings outdoors. If your summer vacation plans include a new patio, do your homework now. That way, you’ll be prepared with all the facts you need when it comes time to start the actual construction. Check out this must-know list of patio building basics. Location, Location, Location Here’s how to pick the perfect place for a patio: Give careful thought to what you and your family want most when it comes to open air living....

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End Tables Add the Perfect Finishing Touch to a Room

End tables are very much in fashion at the moment. (Were they ever really out?) Available in a multitude of shapes and sizes, these practical little tables are perfect for adding just the right finishing touch to your family room, den, bedside, or almost anywhere in your home. It’s easy to stamp them with your own personal “signature,” too, whether you are working with a new table, a thrift store purchase, or even a roadside find which you’d like to upcycle. Check out these ideas. Repaint A tried and true inexpensive mini home remodel is to paint one or...

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Delightful Fall Decorations for Deck, Porch, or Patio

  The autumnal equinox toward the end of September means that it is officially fall. But we lovers of the great outdoors are not quite ready to come inside and hibernate until next spring just yet … especially if we’re lucky enough to be in the midst of a late spell of gloriously mild, sunny weather. So how about a compromise? Keep on enjoying your porch, deck, or patio, but give a nod to the new season with these easy-to-do decor updates. Materials Plants. Mums and marigolds are the quintessential fall flowers, in shades of tangerine, gold, and crimson. Place a pot or...

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Yes, You Can Paint Exterior Concrete

Concrete is a popular building material because it is inexpensive and durable. Plain gray exterior concrete — whether in poured-in-place, precast, or block form — tends to be a little boring to look at, but did you know you could paint it? You’ll need some special supplies and techniques to cover concrete’s rough textured and to help it hold up in any weather, but the brilliant results are worth it. Just think of the cute and colorful cottages so popular in Florida — they are made of hurricane-resistantconcrete painted in all kinds of fabulous pastel hues and they look...

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Three-Year-Old Boy Drowns in Rio Hondo ‘Resaca’

Cameron County Sheriff deputies investigate the drowning of a 3-year-old boy in Rio Hondo. The victim’s parents found him dead in a ‘resaca’, or, retention pond, located in their back yard near the intersection of FM-106 and FM-1847. Police responded to the emergency call around 7 p.m. According to authorities, the mother thought her boy was with his father in the front patio until she found him in the pond. No arrests have been made in the case as it continues to be...

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