12 Outdoor Kitchens That Will Get You Outside

12 Outdoor Kitchens That'll Get You Outside [caption width="750" align="aligncenter"] Outdoor Kitchen Installation by Florida Coastal Contractors [/caption] Dreamy and downright drool-worthy, these outdoor kitchens are all the inspiration you need for a backyard reno. While surfing through the internet looking for design inspiration we came across this great article that was originally posted on and wanted to share it with you. It was written by Allie Holcomb King who is is a contributing writer for Allie writes... When designing an outdoor space, personalization is key. This is especially true for outdoor kitchens. Design with your preferences and lifestyle in mind to get the most out of your space. If you’d rather just order pizza, don’t install an outdoor pizza oven. If you’re a grill-master, opt for the tricked-out grilling station. You’ll be much more likely to get outside and use your space if it speaks to your culinary tendencies

How to Get Started on Landscape Redesign

How to Get Started on a Landscape Redesign Whether you are starting from scratch or are reimagining the outdoor space of somewhere you’ve lived for years, getting started on a landscape redesign can feel like a daunting task. The prep work that you do upfront — maybe even before you start contacting professionals — can streamline conversations and save time down the line. Nailing down your budget, how you’d like to use the space and what landscape styles appeal to you most can help keep a project on track and ensure that you’re happy with the end result. As a first step, read this guide and take a critical look around your yard. [caption width="500" align="alignnone"]Photo by Andrew Grossman - Landscape Design[/caption] Assess Your Existing Landscape What do you want to change? What do you want to keep? Distinguish the areas you’d like to reimagine, the ones you’d like to stay the same and anything that falls in between — spots that don’t need to be entirely

How to Install Pergola Post Brackets

How to Install Pergola Post Brackets Image Credit: If you’re building a pergola , you will need to find a way to install your pergola posts. There is a simple way to install footings (check out this article on installing deck footings) if you want to put the posts directly into the concrete, but many experts contend that for the long-term, installing post brackets into the concrete is the better choice. Brackets, which keep the wood post out of the concrete, tend to extend the life and support of the post wood. This tutorial will walk you through the straightforward process of installing brackets into concrete for mounting 6×6 pergola posts. For 6×6 pergola posts, 12” concrete forms are recommended. Also, check your zone for the freeze depth to determine how deep your concrete support needs to be. In our zone, this is 30” deep. Use a hand saw to cut the 12” concrete form to size. Place the form into your dug hole. Run strings as needed to determine the placement a

Florida Coastal Contractors LLC Launch

Florida Coastal Contractors LLC Launch Company management decided to re-post articles that feature Florida Coastal Contractors on our blog. We are starting our "In The Press" series by republishing a Press Release from May 3, 2018 about us launching our services which include, but not limited to custom patios installation , custom pergola installation , custom outdoor kitchens installation , outdoor fireplace installation , and outdoor fire pit installation in St. Augustine area. Please read following Press Release on this topic we have republished below... NOTE: Press Release originally appeared on Visit republished post here: Florida Coastal Contractors LLC Launch

How to Install Pergola Posts

How to Install Pergola Posts Building a pergola is a wonderful way to add value to your home and your life. Pergolas are instant gathering places and provide a beautiful boost to the exterior of your home. In order to build a pergola, of course, you will need to install the pergola posts. This article uses the post brackets that you have already installed and will show you how to mount your wood posts to those secure brackets. Before you install your posts (this example uses 6×6 cedar posts, rough cut), you want to make sure their surface is smooth. These rough cut posts will benefit from being run through a planer to make them smooth and take stain easier and better later on. Run the posts through a planer carefully, taking off just enough of the post to create a smooth surface but not more than that. Because a 6×6 post (these are 10’ in height) is heavy, it’s a good idea to set up some roller supports, both in the front and the back of your planer, for weight help. One person

5 Small Patio Ideas

Create Zones Designating “zones” for different functions can actually make a small space seem larger—try separating a small backyard with a sitting area, a bar station, and even a tiny garden display. “This is all about maximizing square footage by creating zones whenever possible,” says interior designer Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design. “For a tiny patio , I believe it’s better to have various smaller-scaled furniture that serves different purposes—so a bistro table for dining and a small outdoor loveseat for lounging, rather than choosing between a large sofa or a dining setup for six. You’re likely going to want the best of both worlds and splitting the difference somehow makes the space bigger.” Invest In Multifunctional Pieces With limited square footage, aim for furniture that can do double duty. “Look for small-scale multifunctional pieces that can also brighten up your space,” says Mia Jung, director of interiors at Ike Kligerman Barkley. “A small stoo

Cozy Home Deck Building Designs and Plans Ideas

Build and design a deck needs careful consideration, especially if the goal is to create a comfortable outdoor area to relax. Function similar to the patio deck, which provides outdoor area as extending from the house. In contrast to the patio which is mostly composed of rocky material, the deck was built using wood, vinyl, natural stone to aluminum, each material has varying levels of endurance. On deck, you could add some sort of railing or fence, and also make a deck with tiered levels to give a stronger impression. Cozy Home Deck Building Designs and Plans Ideas Deck Position and location Because the deck will be used as an area for relaxing outdoors, it is important to consider the right position and location of deck. You have to consider direction of the sunlight, and views . For example if your home is located on the beach, it is important to build a deck overlooking the sea. Building a deck surrounded by trees You live in countryside area or a forest where there a