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cbt0422 04-03-2007 10:53 AM

Looking for new ideas...
 
I am replacing my patio with a deck in the next few weeks and just browsing the website to get some ideas and tips.

Colleen

glennjanie 04-03-2007 07:54 PM

Welcome to the Forum, Colleen:
This is only the second time I have seen that name used; I wonder why?
Check with Home Depot and Lowes for books on decks, they have some great ones. I would recommend going with the new plastics and/or composites for a lifetime deck with minimal maintenance.
Glenn

cbt0422 04-05-2007 04:22 PM

Thanks for your reply
 
Glenn,

Thanks for your reply. I will definitely look into Home Depot and Lowes.

Colleen

Kerrylib 04-06-2007 08:44 AM

Check out Lowes online deck designer. I've played around w/ it and it does a pretty good job. Gives you 3D view, parts list, etc.

Ronar Construction 04-08-2007 12:26 PM

You can find some pretty recent and detailed "deck books" at your local library...for free!

cbt0422 04-09-2007 03:56 PM

Thanks!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronar Construction (Post 9058)
You can find some pretty recent and detailed "deck books" at your local library...for free!

Thanks for all of the advice. I am glad I registered to this website.

Colleen

cbt0422 04-10-2007 04:16 AM

Hi all! Decided to do brick pavers which is actually a little cheaper then a nice deck. Chose the color sandalwood in a cobblestone. Hope it looks nice. Wish me luck!

Colleen

kingweed 04-10-2007 12:06 PM

Good luck! I'm sure it will look great. Post pics when it's complete.

cbt0422 04-11-2007 11:50 AM

Thanks!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kingweed (Post 9100)
Good luck! I'm sure it will look great. Post pics when it's complete.

I will be sure to post pics as soon as possible.

Colleen

inspectorD 04-11-2007 05:15 PM

Taxed to death
 
Up here in our part of the country you are better off with a patio for another reason....well 2 really.

You don't need a building permit and you dont get charged a tax when they do re-evaluations for property tax time.

Patios also do not need much paint...Ha Ha..:D


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