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Landscaping Your Backyard Paradise

Creating your home’s interior ambiance takes some planning to get the right lighting and furnishings to give purpose to each room. And yet there’s so much flexibility. Today, formal dining rooms are being transformed into game rooms or playrooms for the kids, guest rooms into home offices, and second bedroom suites and basements into supporting [...]


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Pool House Design Ideas

Warning: The effect of Googling “backyard home design” may cause dizziness. But it’s better to have choices, right? There are millions of configurations and styles and amenities that comprise one of the happiest of home amenities: that’s an outdoor entertainment center. And “center” is just the right word as this al fresco part of your [...]


Pool Trends

Pool Trends for 2021

One of the latest trends in pools is… pools! Sales have skyrocketed for the best amenity you’ll ever install in your home. With limited opportunities to move about the world freely, people have found fun and entertainment just outside their door. Reuters quoted a chief executive of Only Alpha Pool Products in an August 2020 [...]



Backyard Birdwatching 101

Known as “birding” The National Audubon Society states there are 47 million birders in the United States alone.  There are also as many tips online of how to bird. These winged creatures are fascinating. The next time you’re at a traffic light, look up to the electrical wires and watch how they land with military [...]


Christmas in the Tropics

Celebrating Christmas in the Tropics

Most holiday cards (and even movies!) depict snow-sprinkled landscapes and horse drawn sleighs. Sometimes it’s cozily clad merrymakers ice skating to Christmas carols. These traditional scenes certainly make it “feel like Christmas” full of fa-la-la-la-las. Now cut to the seasonal revelers in places like Florida and California. Although there’s not a snowflake in sight, that [...]