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  • Get The Most This Summer. Update Your Deck!

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    You don't have to spend a lot to have a relaxing atmosphere in your backyard. If you have an outdoor deck, make the most of it by updating the furniture and maybe adding some more plants.  Bob Tedeschi of The New York Times gives us his tips for a better, more useful outdoor patio:

    I USUALLY don’t like to tackle a home improvement project until bloodshed or bankruptcy is imminent, but sometimes you just can’t tell.

    Could I have known that my deck needed resurfacing before my 10-year-old son, Luca, hopped into the house a few weeks ago with a splinter dangling from his foot?

    “We have to fix that deck!” he shouted, writhing in pain.

    Apparently I should have known. To be fair, though, I was occupied with the other 28 half-broken things in my house that require constant ignoring.

    Read more at The New York Times

    Filed under: Common Household Repairs, Gardening & Landscaping, Home Mechanic Tips, Painting & Remodeling, The Power of Feng Shui
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