Looking for new ideas...

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  1. Apr 3, 2007 #1

    cbt0422

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    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
     
  2. Apr 4, 2007 #2

    glennjanie

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    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
     
  3. Apr 5, 2007 #3

    cbt0422

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    Glenn,

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

    Colleen
     
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    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.
     
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    You can find some pretty recent and detailed "deck books" at your local library...for free!
     
  6. Apr 9, 2007 #6

    cbt0422

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

    Colleen
     
  7. Apr 10, 2007 #7

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    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
     
  8. Apr 10, 2007 #8

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    Good luck! I'm sure it will look great. Post pics when it's complete.
     
  9. Apr 11, 2007 #9

    cbt0422

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

    Colleen
     
  10. Apr 12, 2007 #10

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    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
     
  11. Apr 12, 2007 #11

    Daryl in Nanoose

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    Excellent choice, you will love the patio.
     

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