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A Guide To Popular Decorating Styles

  Transitional What it is:  Transitional style pairs the classic, time-tested appeal of a traditional look with the clean silhouettes and understated color palette of contemporary style. By avoiding the extremes of either — such as the elaborate scrolling and embellishments of traditional style or the most cutting-edge contemporary pieces — transitional style walks an elegant line between the two while carving its own distinct niche. Where it comes from:  As contemporary style gained steam, transitional style developed alongside as a welcome alternative — an elegant combination of the new aesthetic with the comforts of tradition. Good to know:  The wide appeal of transitional style means it can be a beautiful compromise for couples with differing design tastes. Hallmarks of transitional style: Sophisticated furniture Serene hues Updated classics Less-is-more accessories Luxurious materials like marble, quartz and plush rugs This style works well with:  Coastal, farmhouse Keeley Green I

When To Hire A Landscape Contractor

  1. You Have a Site Plan From a Landscape Architect A  landscaping contractor  executes garden and hardscaping plans that have been drawn up by a  landscape architect or designer . Once you have the design in hand (known as the “site plan”), you can hire a landscape contractor to complete the work and make your garden dream come true. debora carl landscape design 2. You Want a Built-In Fire Feature Since this is a project that may involve gas lines (if it’s a gas fireplace), permitting, masonry and more, it’s wise to get a landscape contractor on board. The landscape contractor can get any needed permits, manage subcontractors and make sure the work complies with building codes. B. Jane Gardens 3. You Need Help Setting Up Your Backyard Farm Dreaming of a chicken coop,  compost  bin, fenced vegetable garden or greenhouse? A landscape contractor can help build and install these elements and more, so you can realize your vision and get growing. If you already have thoroughly sketched out

How To Get Started Adding A Porch

  What Is a Porch? A porch, by definition, is a covered space at the front of a home’s entrance that is at least partially opened at the sides. What makes it different from a deck is that it also has a roof, which is generally separate from the roof of the house. Other familiar names for a porch include veranda, loggia, piazza and lanai. No matter what you call it, a porch adds an appealing and useful design element to almost any home. A porch may also play an essential role in allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space. “Depending on the climate, you may need the shade or protection from the elements that a roof structure can provide to really create an outdoor living room,” says Rob Douglass of  Texas Custom Patios  in Houston, who also specializes in constructing porches. Sarah Hayes Design Variations of the basic porch have evolved over the years. Screened porches and sun porches create an outdoor space that’s still protected from insects and the elements. Old-fashioned sleeping porc