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12 Ways for Your Pergola Design Throughout the Seasons

You have or are planning to install a beautiful backyard pergola. A pergola is an open, four-cornered structure made of archways. It provides shade for lounging humans and a trellis for vining plants to climb up beautifully. Pergola design can make a home and deck much more elegant, but they are generally considered warm-weather structures.  As the seasons change, now is a wonderful time to talk about ways for your pergola design throughout the seasons that both family and guests will enjoy. Let’s start with Spring and work around the calendar in the many fun ways to decorate and enjoy your pergola each season.   Spring Pergola Ideas Spring is a wonderful time to have a pergola. The air is fresh, the garden is beautiful, and your pergola design accentuates arboreal surroundings. 1. Breezy Hammock and Reading Nook Hang a hammock or a wicker bohemian chair from the sturdy beams

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6 Must-Have Upgrades for Updating Your Home's Deck

6 Must-Have Upgrades for Updating Your Home’s Deck

6 Must-Have Upgrades for Updating Your Home’s Deck Your deck has served you well over the years, and now it’s time to make it more of the outdoor entertainment space you want. Here are six must-have upgrades for updating your home’s deck, from composite decking material to in-built seating. The best part? Depending on your preferences and budget, you can use some or all of them. Synthetic Wood Section  Synthetic wood decks are a solid choice for homeowners who want to enjoy their decks without worrying about splinters and harsh weather. Dupont Decks offers Synthetic Wood Decks in Minneapolis with many of the same features as traditional wood decks, like pergolas, trellis, and gazebos. Plus, they’re maintenance-free and can be customized with your favorite colors, designs, or patterns. They’re also great if you live in a neighborhood where you’re not allowed to have wood decks. In-Built Seating Section In-built seating

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Firepit vs Fireplace

Firepit vs. Fireplace: 8 Factors to Keep in Mind

If you’re thinking about getting a firepit vs. fireplace, it’s easy to get stuck wondering what the best choice would be. Depending on your lifestyle and personal preferences, one option might appeal to you more than the other, but it can be hard to know which one that would be until you try it out.  Luckily, no matter which option you choose, certain factors will improve the experience, even if your decision eventually turns out to have been the wrong one. Check out these key factors to help make your decision between a fire pit and a fireplace that much easier. Firepit vs. Fireplace: What’s the Difference?  A fire pit is a bowl or pit-shaped structure used to contain fires. It’s often made of metal, stone, or brick and is mainly used for bonfires. Fire pits are a great way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Outdoor concrete

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Back yard with pine trees with deck

Should You Add a Privacy Fence to Your Deck?

Your deck is a private oasis of personal relaxation. Whether you lay out lounge chairs, incorporate a hot tub, or build an outdoor kitchen, your deck is a space that is 100% you. Of course, with neighbors close by, sometimes achieving that complete sense of relaxing isolation requires an elegant screen.  Privacy fences have been a part of deck construction for as long as we have had decks and balconies. From the walled gardens of ancient Persia to trellis-screened private balconies of Renaissance Italy, privacy fences have always played a role in elegant residential design. If you are considering greater privacy for your deck and back garden, know that your options are not limited to just a few designs. From rolled bamboo to dripping ivy, there are many ways to make a privacy fence to your deck and enhance your on-deck ambiance within a more private space.   When a

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Add Ambiance and Warmth With an Outdoor Deck Fireplace

Add Ambiance and Warmth With an Outdoor Deck Fireplace

A warm and cozy outdoor deck fireplace creates a charm for personal spaces. From the stunning appearance to the capacity for entertainment, outdoor decks are suitable for fire elements. You can capitalize on your personal property to create your desired ambiance. With appropriate attention to detail and planning, you can have a fireplace installed on your wooden deck. Benefits of Outdoor Fireplaces An outdoor fireplace or fire pit is considered an investment that enhances your outdoor living space. It boosts your outdoor landscape by creating a focal point. These fireplaces come with tons of benefits, including: Beautiful Appearance and Aesthetics A beautiful landscape doesn’t not only consist of flowers and lighting. Revamp your outdoor space by adding fireplaces and fire pits to have instant beauty. You may also surround your deck fireplace with attractive and comfortable patio chairs.  The prospect of a beverage or meal in the outdoor setting adds

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What To Look for in a Quality Screened Porch

What To Look for in a Quality Screened Porch Builder

What To Look for in a Quality Screened Porch Builder Most people looking to utilize their outdoor space usually choose between a deck, porch, or patio. Still, only one of them will give you the whole experience of the amazing outdoors: a screened porch. So, if you have the idea of constructing a screen porch, one crucial aspect you have to consider is finding a quality screen porch builder. Hiring a quality builder is as important as finding a quality partner to close a business deal. Even though charges and timelines are essential, there are still many qualities you should seek when choosing the best builder for the job. Considering how complicated adding a screen porch that needs a wall and roof is, you should always go for the quality. Any screen porch builder should have experience in the field, especially leak-proofing and wind-bracing. It would help hire a skilled

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A warm jacuzzi with a hot tub privacy enclosure

Create an Oasis with a Hot Tub Privacy Enclosure

The bliss of a hot tub experience is unmatched. The relaxation of a hot tub makes it a worthwhile investment. When you buy the hot tub, one of the first things to do is secure its safety and privacy by creating a hot tub privacy enclosure.  But do you really need a hot tub enclosure around your hot tub? The answer is yes, and for various reasons. Placing the hot tub in the most discreet part of your yard or deck might not be as private as you want. The tub might still be in your neighbor’s line of sight, making your soaks less private and enjoyable. However, you can create some hot tub privacy away from prying eyes in several ways. 1. Privacy Hot Tub Gazebos, Pavilions, and Pergolas If you live in an area with high or mid-rise apartments or homes with two or more stories, fences or

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Covered Decks and Patios Add Unique Style to Your Home

Covered decks or patios can give you more shade, increase your home’s curb appeal, and create a beautiful outdoor space you can’t help but spend time in. There are many deck and patio coverings, so choosing one can sometimes feel complicated. Read on to learn about the different coverings, their benefits, and some styling suggestions. Request a free estimate to get started.  Types of Deck and Patio Coverings There are several types of deck and patio coverings, so your options are truly endless!  Roof Extension: Extends your roof out to cover your patio or deck. If you’re considering installing a roof extension, it is important to work with an architect or other building expert to ensure that it will not interrupt the flow of your roofline. Awning: Made of fabric and generally inexpensive, awnings are great for creating a more versatile space. Some are retractable, allowing you to choose when

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A curved patio with wooden stairs.

It’s Hip to Be Square — But So Are Curved Patios and Decks

We tend to think of houses as many right angles, from a square lot to a square living room. But that doesn’t mean your deck has to be square too. Curved patios and decks offer several advantages compared to a more traditional design, but they often go overlooked. Below, we outline some of the pros and cons of these more creative designs.  If you’re thinking about installing a new deck or patio, fill out our contact form so that we can provide you with all of the personalized information you need to make the decision that’s right for you.  The Pros A Curved Patio Adds Character to Your House Look at any house’s landscape design, and you’ll see squares and rectangles. Even the flower beds are often as square as the patios they decorate. Do you genuinely need more right angles and straight lines in your home’s aesthetic?  Going with

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5 Custom Deck Boxes and Other Built-In Deck Features

If you’re looking to create the deck of your dreams, we have you covered. You can make the ultimate outdoor space using custom deck boxes and built-in deck features such as storage benches, seating, and outdoor kitchens. If you’re thinking about maximizing your outdoor space, reach out to Dupont Decks today. We’ll help you create a custom deck that will add joy and memories to your home.  We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about customizing your deck from seating areas to play spaces. Let’s jump in and see which custom deck boxes and other built-in features are best for your new deck. 1. Custom Deck Boxes and Planters Help You Enjoy Every Season When you imagine your new deck, you’re likely picturing beautiful planters filled with flowers and greenery. To create this look, consider adding custom deck boxes or planters. Our custom deck box maker can bring your

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An outdoor screen porch with an outdoor sectional and rug.

Deck, Outdoor Screen Porch, or 4 Season Room – How to Choose

Do you want to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and improve the value of your home? An outdoor living addition such as a deck, outdoor screen porch, or 4 season room can boost your home’s value and provide a nice return on your investment.  And yet, how do you choose which addition is the right choice for you and your family? There’s a lot to consider, from the installation cost to the different benefits and how you plan to use the area. We cover everything you need to know about the differences in this guide so you can make the right choice. Read on to determine which addition is best for you. When you’re ready to add an outdoor addition to your home, contact Dupont Decks. We’d love to work with you and provide your family a space to create memories together year after year. Outdoor Screen Porch  

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The garland of light bulbs hanging on the wooden terrace

7 Ideas for Deck Lighting

What’s your preferred way to use your deck – to host gatherings, catch some sun, or sit out looking at the stars? Regardless of its use, decking offers a wonderful addition to any home. However, as it gets darker in the evenings, using your decking can become difficult. Luckily, deck lighting can improve your decking space, making it brighter and more functional while enhancing the overall aesthetic. To help spark some ideas for these beneficial light fixtures, we share some of our lighting ideas which you can use to complement your decking. 1. Pendant Lighting    Pendant lights are hanging lights that you can attach to the roof of your decking. They are an elegant addition to the space while also illuminating your set-up, so you can host friends or relax, even when the sun’s light dims. An additional tip for the deck lighting is installing several pendant lights together.

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