Fireplace or Fire Pit? Adding a Warm Feature to Your Landscaping

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Since the beginning of time, gazing into a warm, flickering fire has proven irresistible. Today, you can enjoy that cozy ambiance with a beautiful outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Dogwood has years of experience in creating the perfect fireplace/fire pit feature for homeowners looking to incorporate an inviting addition to their property. Imagine relaxing with a quiet drink at the …

6 Tips for Functional Outdoor Living Spaces

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Whether you have a small backyard or an expansive one, making your living space functional is key. After all, what good is owning a home if you can’t entertain, relax and have fun there? Check out these six tips will help you infuse beauty and charm to your outdoor spaces. 1. Establish Clear Traffic Patterns Despite the size of your …

Benefits of Off-Season Pool Construction

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One of the perks of living in Georgia, is being able to enjoy your swimming pool year-round. Although we had some surprises with winter weather, it does’t mean you had to close your oasis. On the contrary, many find a way to enjoy their pool year around. Naturally, the early spring to mid-summer is often the busiest season for in-ground …

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Retaining Walls – Beauty and Function

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Previously, we talked about the importance of hardscaping and how it can help transform your yard from a simple lawn with shrubs and trees into a beautiful, fully designed, landscape that will be the envy of the neighborhood. Features like patios, walkways, and driveways often draw the most attention, but there is one feature of a yard that combines function …

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Install Pool Lights for the Perfect Nighttime Swim

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The proper pool illumination will transform your nighttime swimming experience. Oftentimes, it’s the subtle additions that make the most difference. This statement certainly rings true when talking about swimming pool lights. Pool lights allow you to swim, or simply soak, in the refreshing water late at night, or early in the morning, when the sun is no longer shining. Pool …

The Advantages of Installing an Outdoor Kitchen

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Americans are no strangers to cooking outdoors, especially in the summertime. Ever since the Food Network started, we couldn’t resist watching Bobby Flay preparing a great BBQ on the rooftop. We also can’t help but watch do-it-yourself channels, showing off different people’s ideas and designs of outdoor living spaces. Who wouldn’t want to have their own outdoor family room? Or …

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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing an Outdoor Living Space

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Are you looking to design an outdoor living space for you and your family? Well, you aren’t alone. According to the AIA’s Home Design Trends Survey, it’s the single most popular “special function room” among homeowners in the United States. The survey found that consumer demand for outdoor living spaces increased by 38% from 2012 to 2017, attesting to its …

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Paver Patio Design Basics: How to Choose Colors, Shapes, and Patterns

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HOW TO CHOOSE PAVER COLORS Your paver colors should harmonize with the tones of your home environment, which is why we offer many paver color options. You can avoid monotony by combining colors, or by using blended hues to provide a little character your driveway, walkway, or patio paver design. Remember, not everything needs to match perfectly. Hardscape colors should …

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Saltwater Pools vs. Chlorine Pools — Pros and Cons

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Both saltwater pools and traditional chlorine types have awesome features. If you’re on the fence, you certainly aren’t alone. Which features suit you best? Read on! Saltwater Pools The biggest myth surrounding saltwater pools is that they contain zero chlorine because the water comes from the sea. But the truth may surprise you. Saltwater pools don’t even come close to …

Outdoor Lighting Concepts for Your Home

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The operative word here is “lighting”. If your home has lights on the front door, garage door and back door, you are at the very beginning stage of lighting design for your home. Lighting for curb appeal is huge now days. Outdoor lighting expands your home, lawn, garden and more areas to a complete concept of lighting. Your home is …