Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
If you own a commercial space, you may be familiar with the struggle of setting your business apart from the rest. Particularly if you rely on foot traffic for your sales, you need to offer an inviting space for customers to enter and enjoy.
Businesses such as bars and restaurants can easily use decking to keep their customers coming in.
Go for Visual Appeal
Customers will be drawn to a space that seems warm and inviting, so if you have a well-designed outdoor area to show off, that will help to drive up sales. If it’s not visible from the front of your commercial space, advertize it with an eye catching sign!
Start with an attractive base decking. Choose a color that matches your interior aesthetics, and a style that’s adaptable. You can add interest to a decking area with intricate railings, pergolas and soft lighting, as well as comfortable outdoor furniture.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Take a look at any outdoor design website and you’ll notice how many stunning spaces include pergolas. These features don’t just have to be for glossy photographs- you can easily incorporate them into your own outdoor space too. Here’s how a pergola could transform your outdoor space into something special.
A Focal Point for the Eyes
A beautiful wooden pergola is going to draw the attention of whoever visits your outdoor space. Pergolas can come in many styles and designs to suit different aesthetics, but tend to be latticed and are used to either section off parts of your space, or create walkways and paths in your garden.
For additional warmth and brightness, add outdoor lighting to your pergola to draw attention to the space.
Friday, March 3, 2017
When you invest in new decking, you’ll want assurance from your supplier that it’s going to last a long time. If longevity is your priority, your decking contractor may have recommended ipe wood as your decking material. But why is ipe decking such a sensible choice?
It Lasts Longer
Most decking lasts between ten and fifteen years if you care for it well. In similar conditions, ipe decking could last four to seven times as long, which makes it a very smart investment.
Ipe is a hardwood found in the subtropical Americas, and it comes from the Tabebuia tree. It lasts a long time because it’s much denser than other woods, and around five times harder too. Because it grows in a tropical environment, ipe produces oils that naturally treat it and help it to last even longer.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
New decking isn’t just something to enjoy in the short term. It may also be a sound investment for your future, actually helping you to sell your home more quickly when the time comes to move.
What Do Buyers Want?
It can often be a buyer’s market, which means you need to do what you can to appeal to a wide range of people. Research has shown that 84% of home buyers actively look for a patio or decking feature in the property they’re going to buy. When the decking is done correctly, an outdoor space can easily be an extension of a home's interior square footage. Buyers will like the versatility of the deck in these instances. Similarly, you too can enjoy it up to the time you sell.