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Deck Railing Decisions

Deck Railing Decisions

When you are investing in an outdoor living space, material decisions are just as valuable as working with a qualified contractor/designer. One of the more important decisions will be your railing choice. Railings will be the first thing guests see when they look up at your deck, so you will want a stylish presentation. You will also want a railing that aligns with your home, lifestyle, and personality. We have broken them down for you by the more popular material selections – vinyl, wood, aluminum, and composite.
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COVID-19 and Outdoor Living Space

COVID-19 and Outdoor Living Space

The pandemic has changed the way we use our homes; they are now our offices, our schools, our kid’s playgrounds. As we cope in these hard times together with our stay-at-home orders, we also face a daunting new normal when leaving the house, with social distancing and face-covering protocols.
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Staining your Wood Deck

Staining your Wood Deck

We all want a great looking outdoor living space. When you invest in a pressure treated wood deck, staining and sealing comes with the territory! Whether you are a seasoned wood deck owner, or this is your first time owning a wood deck, the staining and sealing process can be a difficult one. Not to worry! Here at Cedarbrook, we have great tips to share with you!

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Staycation Vacation

Staycation Vacation

Breaking with normal traditions, a growing vacation trend over the past few years has been the staycation! Traditionally, vacationing meant travelling to a destination. However, this year your vacation options now include what is being called a ‘staycation’ or a vacation that you can enjoy in the comforts of your own home!

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Composite Deck Damage

Composite Deck Damage

In over 10 years of business we have come across different ways composite decking has been accidentally damaged. Here is our list of the top 5 mistakes made by homeowners that can damage your composite deck. Be sure to avoid these and keep your outdoor space looking beautiful!

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Designing with Limited Outdoor Space

Designing with Limited Outdoor Space

If you have limited outdoor space, you may be wondering what ways there are to capitalize on the space you have. This is an increasingly common concern as some newer communities move towards shared spaces such as parks, pools, playgrounds, and other communal areas, while leaving homes with smaller yards on a smaller plot of land. A clever outdoor living space design can help you get the most out of your yard! Here at Cedarbrook, we’ve gathered some of our favorite small outdoor spaces to help inspire the design of your very own limited outdoor living space!

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Popular Outdoor Fabric Choices

Popular Outdoor Fabric Choices

Your custom outdoor living space looks great! But it isn’t ready for company until your space has been furnished and your décor is in place. Ensure your space has a good balance of seating and flow. Then you will decide what the best fabric is for your furniture….

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Outdoor Living Spaces – Fresh Air and Fun!

Outdoor Living Spaces – Fresh Air and Fun!

We often write about how investing in an outdoor space will increase your home’s value. While this is true, there is also a powerful investment to be made in enhancing your quality of life! Studies show there are many added health benefits to being outdoors. According to the EPA a surprising 90% of our lives are spent indoors. With that said, it’s no wonder why an outdoor living space is such a great investment.

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Talk to the Pro Deck Builders

The experience with your entire company, from start to finish, was excellent. First we needed our railing replaced on a very tight time schedule - John came out and worked through two weekends, replaced both the railing and reconstructed our stairs, with finishing up in time for us to host a family gathering (Wow - Nice Job!). We then followed up with a contract to replace our existing decking. The crew came out and completed the work on schedule - an excellent job! They even had to add additional support beams and worked to ensure that all edges were as level and as even as could be. Mike and company are very responsive, personable, and highly professional. We will use them again, when we are able to add another set of stairs. GREAT JOB! Thanks!

Rick R., New Market, MD