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Japanese Garden Style

If you’re starting a new garden or redoing a corner of your existing one, you might want to consider adding some soothing Japanese garden elements. This style of garden is very clean, calm and simple, and looks stunning with more contemporary or mid-century modern homes.

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How to Make a Mudroom

It’s that time of year again. Spring. That delicious season when the air turns warmer, birds start to sing, flowers start to bloom, and mud reigns supreme. Spring is one time of year when mudrooms become near necessities in a home. Unfortunately for many of us, all homes are not equipped with these nice-to-have rooms.

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Outdoor Living Hullabaloo

The Outdoor Living sensation in urban and suburban settings continues to integrate into our daily lives. More and more time is spent in Outdoor Living rooms. Outdoor Kitchens, Grilling stations and Pizza Ovens are some of the most admired features in Outdoor Living projects.

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Enter to win $1,000 at the Create Your Outdoor Fifthroom Photo Contest!

The contest invites submitters to upload a current photo of their porch, patio, deck or outdoor space. Then, contestants find the patio furniture or backyard structures they would use to make it over into a beautiful, functional Outdoor Fifthroom. Using the photo caption box to talk about the products they chose and why they chose them, contestants can create a true design scheme and decorating plan to share with their family and friends.

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Creating an Outdoor Meditation Area

Experts have shown that meditation can aid in the recovery and prevention of both mental and physical ailments. Deep breathing, relaxation, and reflection time are all critical to our overall health. Perhaps this spring is the season you turn it all around by creating an outdoor meditation area to keep your spirits bright all year ‘round!

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Create a Tropical Retreat in Your Own Backyard

Imagine an outdoor living space in your own backyard that likens itself to the Brazilian or Caribbean Tropics. Drinking out of the ordinary cocktails and snacking on pineapple and guava, you’re sure to feel complete and total escape from the daily grind of temperate climates. But, you might be thinking that you just live too far north to feel such equatorial repose. You’re in luck! I can show you how to recreate a tropical paradise no matter where you live.

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