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5 Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Living Space

5 Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Living Space

 

Increasingly, people are creating outdoor living spaces. Such areas create a natural extension of their home, providing an opportunity to enjoy being outdoors while cooking, playing, mingling, or just relaxing. While many people realize that there are benefits to having a great outdoor living space, they may not be sure what to do to take what they have and transform it into their ideal outdoor living space. The good news is that, with a little research and planning, anyone can have an outdoor space that will match their lifestyle.

“The outdoor living industry is booming, because people want to get back to being outdoors more,” explained Don Gwiz, director of Lewis Aquatech, an elegant outdoor-living company. “There are so many options that there is - design solution for everyone, whether you want something big and bold or prefer something soft and subtle.”

Here are 5 ways to improve your outdoor living space:

5 Things to Know About Lewis Aquatech

5 Things to Know About Lewis Aquatech

 

When it comes to transforming your yard into a luxurious outdoor living space, it is a job that can’t be trusted to just anyone. Problem is, most people have no idea where to begin their search for someone who can not only get the job done, but can turn an idea into a reality. One company, Lewis Aquatech, serves the Washington, D.C. area, as well as Maryland and Virginia, and has created outdoor living spaces that some would classify as breathtaking.

“We like to go a step above your average pool installation, that’s for sure,” explained Don Gwiz, director of Lewis Aquatech, an elegant outdoor living company. “We love to take a dream and turn it into a reality, so that people have the type of outdoor living space that they can’t wait to share with others.”

Here are 5 things to know about Lewis Aquatech:

5 Reasons Investing in Outdoor Space Pays Off

5 Reasons Investing in Outdoor Space Pays Off

 

Increasingly, homeowners around the nation are investing in their outdoor living space. In fact, the majority of homeowners surveyed by American Express revealed that they have plans to engage in some sort of home improvement project in the next year. The outdoor living and landscape sector has grown into a $60 billion per year industry, according to IBISWorld, a market research firm. Investing in outdoor living provides a good return on investment for most people, making it an ideal home improvement project.

“Many people are finding that they want to get back to spending more time outdoors,” explains Bob Dallas, the chief executive officer at UltraOutdoors.com. “People also want to put money into their home improvement projects where it is going to pay off. Outdoor living is a logical choice that fulfills both of these needs.”

Here are 5 reasons investing in outdoor space pays off:

5 Tips for Finding the Best Outdoor Living Contractor for Your Home

5 Tips for Finding the Best Outdoor Living Contractor for Your Home

 

Home improvement is big business. In fact, according to an Echo Research survey on behalf of American Express, roughly 72 percent of surveyed homeowners plan to undertake a home improvement project this year. Many of those people plan to make improvements to their landscape and outdoor living space and until now finding the right contractor has not always been an easy task for homeowners.

“How well your project is going to turn out largely comes down to the company you hire to do the work,” explains Bob Dallas, the chief executive officer at UltraOutdoors.com. “Take the time to make sure you are hiring a good designer and contractor that does quality work, and you will be happy with the outcome. Plus, it will add to the value of your home.”

GIVE THE GIFT OF TREES - PLANT A TREE, GET $10 UTILITY CREDIT

GIVE THE GIFT OF TREES - PLANT A TREE, GET $10 UTILITY CREDIT

Is Sourwood, Red Maple or Green Ash under your Christmas tree this year? City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works has a gift idea that keeps on giving for years to come----trees. More than 40 tree species have been selected as part of the national Tree Power Program to help beautify the Manassas community, increase home value and improve air quality. Ten dollars will be credited to customers’ utility accounts for each tree that is planted and approved by the Manassas City Horticulturist. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

The National Tree Power Program is part of a nationwide public power program to help improve the environment and reduce energy costs. Trees help improve air quality, provide shade in the summer and help break the wind in winter. The program is offered all year. Customers can pick up a Tree Power brochure with a validation card attached and a full list of approved trees.

5 Tips for Making Amazing Fall Soups

5 Tips for Making Amazing Fall Soups

One thing that most people can agree upon is that autumn is the perfect time for soup. Millions of people around the country eat soup in the fall, whether they make it at home or eat it while dining out. Those making soup at home are often in search of the perfect way to make theirs taste every bit as good as those they eat while dining out. With some attention paid to detail, they too can have amazing fall soups.

“People are often intimidated when it comes to making tasty soups, but it’s not nearly as challenging as it may seem,” explains Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef of Thunder Burger. “Great tasting soups are within reach for everyone to make. It may just take a few extra steps to make it happen.”

Here are 5 tips for making amazing fall soups:

Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Attendees enjoyed Praline Bakery & Bistro sweets, Black Elk wine and light bites in the beautiful Italian kitchen and bath showroom.

Jessica Waters, assistant professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Society at American University, along with her husband Doug Ward, held a fundraiser for the Children's Law Center (CLC), www.childrenslawcenter.org, at Boffi Georgetownwww.boffigeorgetown.com, 3320 M St. NW in Cady's Alley on Saturday evening, November 3rd.