Outdoor Space

Instructions

Almost every dining room has a chandelier hanging over the table.  This Classic look is extra special if your table happens to be outdoors.  You’ll want to make sure your fixture hangs low enough to light up your eating area.  It also needs to be high enough so it doesn’t block the view of your guests at your table.  Here’s a handle rule of thumb for placing your chandelier.  Hang it so the bottom is at least 34 inches above your tabletop.  If it’s a big chandelier that takes up a lot of your visual space, hang it a couple inches higher.  Remember to hold it in place before you hang it to be sure the height works for you.  

Supplies
  • Ladder
  • Tape Measure
  • Tools- Screwdriver
  • See Chandelier Manufacturer Install Instructions
Instructions

Here’s a weekend project that will help your driveway look like new. Have you ever used a power washer? You can rent one from your home improvement center. Power washers are perfect for concrete driveways and most brick surfaces. Make sure the mortar around the brick is solid and not crumbling. Keep power washers away from unsealed wood decks. Too much water pressure could destroy soft wood fibers and leave the surface fuzzy. Work from top to bottom, so dirty water doesn’t drip down onto your clean section. Here’s an important safety tip: never leave a power washer unattended and stay clear of the nozzle.

Supplies
  • Power Washer from Local Hardware Store
  • Water
The Back Story

Here’s a great idea that will help you cool off on a hot day in the backyard. Check out this freestanding outdoor shower. It’s inexpensive, easy to assemble, and doesn’t need any special plumbing. First, before you start, fill the base with water for stability. See, it’s very easy to do. Simply attach a garden hose near the base and you’re ready to rinse off. I like this model because it has a separate spray for your feet. It’s perfect for you and your kids if you’ve been running around outside barefoot. 

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Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

The Back Story

In Birmingham AL, Kristina pleads for Antonio to come to her house and give her the relaxing backyard that she has always wanted, instead of something that she refers to as “Another task on my to do list.

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Nicki Huggins is a furniture and interior designer who has appeared on HGTV and House Beautiful for A&E. An avid historian of vintage American outdoor furniture, Nicki created the company RetroPatio in 1998 to restore modern American spring steel chairs and glider sets. Nicki now designs and manufactures both outdoor and indoor chairs based on her collection of American furniture gems from the Thirties and Forties. Nicki Huggins will debut The RetroPatio Collection in Fall 2014. All... (full profile)

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In 2011, Tison Barganier and Cameron Eaton joined forces and combined their knowledge and experience into a singular vision resulting in the incorporation of Slate Barganier Building.  That vision, to establish a personal relationship and partnership with each client, has been the mission of the company ever since.

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Founded in 2010, Gabby is a family company that creates unique, transitional furniture and lighting in eclectic, vintage-modern, and antique styles for the design and retail trade. Gabby was named after the founder's grandmother. What sets Gabby apart from other home furnishings manufacturers is our innovative use of new, unique materials into our designs. Bringing woven seagrass, rattan, faux bone, faux horn, faux shagreen, églomisé mirror and reclaimed wood to our home furnishings... (full profile)

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CLC® Work Gear is a leading manufacturer of innovative products and tool storage solutions for the construction, hardware, farm and automotive industries. CLC has over 30 years of experience manufacturing quality work gear, safety gear and gloves. Launched in 2012, Wild River® is CLC’s outdoor adventure gear. 

For more information about CLC® products, visit: GoCLC.com. For more information about Wild River®, visit: GoWildRiver.com

 

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Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

The Back Story

Check out Ed Lane, of Lane Homes and Remodeling from Backyard Patio and Dog Wash!

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3M | @

3M is a global innovation company that never stops inventing. Over the years, our innovations have improved daily life for hundreds of millions of people all over the world. We have made driving at night easier, made buildings safer, and made consumer electronics lighter, less energy-intensive and less harmful to the environment. We even helped put a man on the moon. Every day at 3M, one idea always leads to the next, igniting momentum to make progress possible around the... (full profile)

BWS Landscaping | @

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Since 1873, Kohler Co. has been improving the level of gracious living among its customers by providing exceptional products and services for the home.

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Headquartered in Doswell, VA, Newline will be a premium provider in the Mid-Atlantic region of such products as pavers, walls, outdoor rooms and much more to exceed your outdoor living expectations.

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Ram Board | @ram_board

Developed in 1999, Ram Board was originally designed to protect floors from the heavy demands of the movie industry.  It was used on the sets of feature films such as Armageddon, The Hulk, Spider Man, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Word of Ram Board quickly spread to the construction industry where it was put to the test under the rigorous demands of contractors. Because of Ram Board's Flex-Fiber™ technology, it rapidly became contractor's #1 choice for floor protection. Ram Board is... (full profile)

UHAUL | @uhaul

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Lane Homes and Remodeling | @LaneHomesRVA

Since 1984, Lane Homes & Remodeling, Inc. has been known for its quality craftsmanship and high level of service. We are a family owned and operated, design/build firm, serving customers in Richmond and the surrounding counties. We specialize in additions, kitchens, baths, master suites, sunrooms, garages, porches and decks, attic and basement build-outs, as well as whole house remodels.

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Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

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