Get Ready for a Great 2021: Springtime Planning Starts Now

Every winter, we gaze out the window at our cold, empty yards and bare gardens. Longer days, and warmer weather are coming, we tell ourselves. Soon, we’ll be welcoming company for lunch on the patio. Those empty flowerbeds will be full of lush color, and we’ll be out there with the kids playing kickball or splashing in the pool. Even when we’re not doing anything but quietly relaxing, it will be in the fresh air instead of on the couch.

And this year, you can make all of those outdoor experiences even better. The additions and enhancements to your outdoor home that create the perfect spaces for family, for company, and for you.

It’s not too late, but it’s certainly time to get those creative ideas and project plans in motion. AZEK pergolas or lattice fences with custom vinyl gates don’t just appear like magic, and even something as simple as a planter box or outdoor rocker takes time to select, order, and ship. But with your vision, a little bit of guidance, and the help of capable pros, the 2021 you’ve been hoping for can come to life this spring.

Whatever you’re most looking forward to doing this spring, there’s an outdoor project you should be planning right now!

Entertaining is Everything: Put up a Pergola!

If you can’t wait to welcome company back to your home for the first time in what feels like forever, Spring is your season. The mild weather is perfect for spending entire afternoons outdoors with friends for dining, wine & apps, or just talking without having to check if you’re muted first. AZEK pergolas are an increasingly popular solution that upscale homeowners are using to create outdoor spaces where they can enjoy both the fresh air and the feeling of being in the same room with visitors.

What are AZEK pergolas? Well, you probably know that a pergola is a structure with posts supporting a slatted or open-rafter roof (but it can be much more sophisticated than that – check out these design ideas) that can be free-standing or attached to a home, a pool house, or other building, creating an open-sided, shady, multi-purpose space. These sturdy, low-maintenance structures are made (as the name implies) of AZEK solid cellular PVC. Layers of Polyvinyl chloride are compressed together, giving this synthetic (but environmentally friendly) material the look and grain of real wood, and some vendors will even deliver and install them pre-painted in hundreds of premium colors!

AZEK pergolas can be custom designed for your property, but even predesigned models and kits need to be carefully selected and installed. Now is the right time to explore pergola inspiration galleries, or even to schedule a design consultation.

Still On the Fence About Spring planning?

Good fences make good neighbors. Great fences make your yard amazing! Fencing does far more than merely give your property a functional perimeter; creative uses of picket, board, or lattice fences (augmented with details like designer colors, selected fence caps, or custom vinyl gates) create structure and spaces for all the experiences you’ll share this year in your outdoor home.

Many families are gracing their landscapes with lattice fences, and it’s easy to see why. Many styles of lattice fencing give a feeling of light and airiness, while still being sturdy and elegant. Lattice fences go beautifully around patios, pool areas, and garden enclosures, and they can be paired with custom vinyl gates that complement their style and invite passage from one area of your yard to another, whether as welcome guests or as kids heading out to play in the backyard.


To ensure that the finished product lives up to your expectations, fencing and gate projects require careful measurements, expert design advice, and professional installation. Look for a professional partner that can provide all three. From consultation to concept to completion, you and your property deserve the best.

Come Out and Sit a Spell

If the idea of planning big, involved projects leaves you feeling overwhelmed, take a seat and rest – but not just any seat will do. An easy project (but one you shouldn’t put off for too long) is adding quality, comfortable outdoor furniture to your property for you and your guests to enjoy.

An assortment of comfy chairs, an end table or two, or an outdoor rocker can help make your patio, your deck, or your anywhere in your yard your new favorite sitting room, dining room, or family room. AZEK pergolas and the versatile spaces they create can even be outdoor multipurpose rooms: with a dining table and benches for a late spring cookout or as the perfect shady reading nook for one, with a good book and a comfy outdoor rocker.

Quality is everything when it comes to selecting outdoor furniture, and skimping on cost can all too often mean that you’ll be buying a replacement within a year or two. Look for top-rated brands and don’t hesitate to take advantage of the free consultations some professional outdoor designers offer to find the styles that are right for you and your home.

Where to Start?

Clearly, now’s the time to get planning for your 2021 spring projects. And where you start is at least as important as when. Even if you’ve got a great sense of style or a clear image of the outdoor home you want to enjoy and share, consulting a professional designer before you commit to any purchases or construction is a great investment. And if you choose the right consultants, that investment can be free.

Walpole Outdoors specializes in creating amazing outdoor spaces for the most discerning homeowners. They are the leading designers, fabricators, and installers of the highest quality AZEK pergolas, and they offer a wide array of classical, contemporary, and fully customized design in fencing, gates, and outdoor furniture. Walpole designers are available now to schedule a free measurement and design consultation of your property, so you can start planning right now for your spring projects, and enjoy the wonderful 2021 you’ve been waiting for. 


Small Upgrade, Big Impact: Enhance Your Building Façade

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, right? 

Actually, when it comes to the façade of your office building, the entryway to your business, or the outside view of any commercial facility, you get chances to make a great first impression all the time. The upgrades and improvements you make to the “face” of your business can be as involved as a complete architectural remodeling, as simple as adding a splash of life and color with a few well-placed vinyl flower boxes outside your entrance, or as versatile as using lattice panels to add texture and visual interest to newly built or existing outdoor structures. 

Some of the most effective steps you can take to give your building façade a livelier, more inviting look are also among the least expensive, with minimal installation time required. If you’re not considering some of the easy, impactful projects discussed below, you’re missing out on an opportunity for your business property to make that all-important first impression.

A Distinctive Touch of Texture: Lattice


Airy but architectural, sophisticated but simple – Lattice panels are a versatile element for beautifying your property. Whether made of metal or solid cellular vinyl, custom lattice panel placement (or even creative use of simple lattice kits) can add visual interest to any surface or area, enhance an entrance as part of a pergola, pagoda, or breezeway, and to tie together your entire outdoor appearance. Best of all, lattices are generally an inexpensive option to incorporate into your exterior projects. 

Lattice panels can be easily and strikingly used as dividers between areas in an outdoor space, as side-sections of an outdoor enclosure or canopied structure, or even as decorative and functional fencing. This let air and light flow through an area, giving it structure and an inviting and warm feeling. Custom lattice panel designs can complement your existing architecture, striking just the right balance between heavy solid panels and the emptiness of having no panels in place. 

Lattice can also be applied over an existing surface, for a variety of effects. A simple lattice panel set on a wall (especially with live or artificial greenery attached) brings a warm, organic look to otherwise stark or dull outdoor surface. Custom lattice panel coverings over windows and archways create privacy and shade without completely blocking the view from inside. Selectively placing the same pattern of lattice at multiple places of a building exterior (such as window or shutter lattice kits, on balcony railings, or along the building foundation) can create a pleasing sense of design unity. Many buildings even achieve a totally new, sophisticated look by covering their entire façade in custom lattice panel structures. 

Check out some of the stylish sample project images in this article for ideas on how to incorporate premade or custom lattice panel components into your building exterior!

Gardens That Go Anywhere: Flower Boxes


The outside of way too many commercial properties looks and feels cold, drab, and impersonal on even the brightest of days. Luckily, the most reliable way to liven up any outdoor space is also one of the easiest: add some live greenery and floral color! 

While some commercial properties may opt for building and maintaining raised flower beds or having expensive, fragile concrete planters placed at their entrance or by an outside dining area, there’s better solution. Solid cellular vinyl flower boxes have the look and feel of real wood, but they are durable and low maintenance, keeping their structure and color for decades. 

Available in a range of premade sizes, these versatile vinyl planters can also be custom-made to complement your building’s architecture and painted to match fencing, signage, or even any beautiful lattice panels you might also be adding. 

Be sure to select plants that will thrive in the amount of sun, wind, and other environmental factors that their placement will give them. If you’re selecting climbing plants or ones that require frequent pruning, make sure to keep them regularly tended. Talk to the landscape architect or other professionals about the best choices for both appearance and practicality.


Gift Outside Expectations: Holiday Presents that Make Home the Best Place to Be

Looking to think outside the box for the holidays? If nothing else, 2020 has taught us the value of home. Gift your loved ones with something special this year that helps make home the best place to be. From thoughtful gifts to big showstoppers, Walpole has something for everyone.  

For the Gardener


There’s no shortage of trinkets for the gardener in your life, but to truly gift them something special, consider gifts that offer a new place for their thumbs get a little greener. Planter and window boxes make a great choice for gardeners that like to change their plantings seasonally, and trellises and obelisks offer an eye-catching environment for climbing vines.  

For the Growing Family 


As anyone with kids knows, shoes are everywhere––all the time. Help them stay tidy and look good while they do it with a stylish boot tray that’s fit for Instagram. 

For the Nature-Lover 


Nature lovers already enjoy the great outdoors. Help them enhance their experience with a beautiful Walpole birdfeeder and bring nature directly to them. Or, if you want to go bigger, an arbor with a bench makes a perfect private sanctuary for your nature enthusiast to sit and take it all in.  

For the New Homeowner 


New homeowners rarely focus on the smaller exterior details, yet often they make the most impact. Help them make a quick and beautiful upgrade with a new, classic mailbox, lamp post or personalized house sign—all thoughtful, unexpected gifts that will add beauty and curb appeal for years to come.  

For the Endless-Summer Lover 


There’s nothing like an outdoor shower after a day at the beach or lake. Likewise, there’s nothing like starting off a summer morning with an outdoor spritz to make a regular workday feel like vacation. For the right person, an outdoor shower kit is an unexpected addition that turns any home into a staycation (and increases home value to boot). 

For the Ultimate Family Retreat 


This year, the big family surprise isn’t a luxury vacation. Instead, it’s bringing the vacation home with a backyard sanctuary perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Walpole can help your family design the ultimate outdoor room, with everything from dreamy pergolas and privacy fencing to beautiful outdoor furniture and top–of–the–line outdoor kitchens, so your family can spread out and enjoy the great outdoors season after season.  

Still not sure? We can help with that.  

Want to help your loved ones’ upgrade their outdoor space, but still unsure of the right present? Simply reach out to the Walpole location nearest you and our representatives will be happy to create a gift certificate that will help make their outdoor dreams come true. Walpole gift certificates can be used at any location as well as online, making them the perfect choice for any homeowner.  

If you’d like to surprise your friends and family with a gift that’s outside expectations, give us a call. We would be happy to help you select something for everyone on your list.  



Winter is Coming: 6 Reasons Why Now is the Perfect Time to Install an Outdoor Space

Now that the temps have dropped, it’s easy to let your outdoor renovation projects hibernate until things warm up again. It’s a common misconception that patios, fencing, pergolas, and other outdoor structures can’t be installed in the colder months. The truth is that winter can be an optimal time for planning and installing and/or upgrading your outdoor space. In fact, there’s more than one reason why a winter install is a smart idea. Let’s take a look:

1.) Less Damage

Hardscaping and landscaping renovations are simply easier in the winter. Since most trees, plants, and grasses go dormant in the cooler months, workers are less likely to damage existing plantings during the installation process—especially when there is larger installation equipment involved. Contrary to popular belief, it’s possible (even beneficial) to install pavers in the winter. Likewise, lumber used for wood fences, pergolas, or other outdoor structures has had time to dry and cure, minimizing the risk of warping, shrinkage, or cracks. (Of course, this is a non-issue when using AZEK cellular vinyl, which won’t warp, rot, or peel regardless of the weather).

2.) Shorter Wait Times 

Spring and summer are when things start to get busy across the industry, from contractors and landscapers to manufacturers and suppliers, adding major lag time to most outdoor projects. But during the winter slowdown, there’s simply more time and manpower to dedicate to your project. Outdoor structure suppliers are usually well-stocked, work crews have more bandwidth—even checking city codes and procuring permits move at a much quicker pace.

3.) Less Disruptive

Whether your project is commercial or residential, there’s a good chance your client won’t be planning on utilizing the space until the weather turns warmer. This allows your team to get the job done quickly and efficiently and with minimal interruption. You can then move on to the next project faster, ultimately making the most of your offseason.

4.) Drier Weather

For many regions, the spring brings lots of rain (read: mud), while the summer is synonymous with humidity—both of which can make an installation process more difficult for various reasons. Winters, while cold, are typically drier, which makes the entire process—from material handling to groundwork—much easier.

5.) Ready to Go for Spring

Perhaps your client has other big projects lined up for the spring. Or perhaps they just want to be able to start using their outdoor space ASAP (and if they happen to be a restaurant in 2020, we can’t blame them). In either event, a winter install allows them to start getting a return on their investment immediately, whether it’s entertaining friends and family or expanding their business’s footprint.

6.) Or Maybe Even Sooner

For homes and commercial properties that would like to be able to continue safely socializing this year, and an outdoor space that includes a heating element may allow them to do so. 

The winter doesn’t mean you need to hit pause on creating an exceptional outdoor space. In fact, it might be the best time to get started. At Walpole Outdoors, we’ve been creating high-quality outdoor structures since 1933, and we’ve seen a lot of winters. If you’re interested in learning more about how easy it is to get your next outdoor project underway this winter, give us a call. We’re the outdoor experts.



Living Plein Air: How an Outdoor Living Space Improves Your Quality of Life

Designers often talk about “bringing the outside in” when it comes to interiors—likely why natural fibers, plants, and window focal points never seem to fall out of vogue. But what about the opposite—bringing the inside out?

A thoughtfully composed outdoor living space doesn’t just add aesthetic appeal. It provides an oasis for family and friends to enjoy the fresh air and each other’s company in comfort and style. And though they’re fast becoming must-haves for many design lovers, outdoor rooms are more than a passing fad. They can significantly improve your quality of life.

Consider this: according to the International Journal of Environmental Health Research, even spending just twenty minutes a day in an outdoor space can result in less stress, less risk of depression, and a general sense of well-being. And we probably don’t need to point out that, in our socially-distant world, outdoor living spaces seem like the last strong-hold for safe entertaining. If you haven’t yet created your own personal sanctuary yet, here’s a few points to ponder:

  • Natural light supplies our bodies with vitamin D, which helps prevent several diseases, including diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and depression. Natural light also helps regulate circadian rhythms, helping you to stay more alert during the day and have a more restful nights’ sleep.
  • A little time in outside does a lot for your mood, with specific therapeutic benefits for anxiety and depression.
  • An outdoor living space lets you stay connected to friends and family. There are many documented benefits to socializing, though in today’s health crises, it’s not that easy. A well-designed outdoor space lets you to safely and comfortably enjoy your loved ones’ company.
  • In a world that’s increasingly online, spending time in an outdoor space has shown to have profound effects on attention, creativity, and our ability to relate to others.

Elements of Style: Outdoor Room Essentials

To reap the benefits, you’ll want to create a space that invites lingering. While there isn’t a one-size fits all approach, the best and most useable outdoor living spaces usually incorporate several (or all) of the following:

  • Privacy fencing and/or plantings
  • A defined patio or deck area
  • A shade element such as a pergola
  • An aesthetic focal point, such as an arbor or trellis
  • Outdoor lighting
  • A firepit, outdoor fireplace, or other heat source
  • An outdoor kitchen or food preparation area
  • Textured plantings and flower gardens

Adding elements like comfortable seating, outdoor textiles and rugs, candles, vases, and planter boxes let express your personal style and create a welcoming space you’ll want to take advantage of again and again.

Meet friluftsliv, the new hygge

With fall in full swing and winter upon us, an outdoor living space may seem like less of priority. But we’d like to take a note from our friends in Northern Europe, who don’t let a little thing like the cold keep them banished inside.

It’s no secret that Scandinavia has long been a trendsetter in terms of design when it comes to form and function—midcentury modern pieces have stuck around for good reason. In 2016, designers (and all of Instagram) obsessed over hygge, the Danish concept of cozy indoor living. Appropriately for 2020, friluftsliv is the latest Scandinavian influence taking hold—and goes hand-in-hand with health and mental well-being. A Norwegian word that translates to “free-air living, ”friluftsliv is about spending time outside, no matter the season.

Since Norway perpetually tops the list of the world’s happiest countries, fritsluftliv is worth welcoming. Creating an outdoor living space you can enjoy year-round lets you fully embrace the benefits of the great outdoors, especially when entertaining inside might not be a viable option.

Time Outdoors is Always Time Well-spent

When enjoying the outdoors is as simple as stepping into your backyard, it becomes that much more satisfying. Your outside room can be extension of your home—and no less comfortable or luxurious. Fortunately, outdoor living options have taken great strides in both form and function, making it possible for you to create a linger-worthy space that remains beautiful year after year. At Walpole Outdoors, we’ve been helping families creating exceptional outdoor spaces since 1933. For those who don’t want to settle for anything less than the best for their home, we’ll help you live outside expectations. Contact us today to get your outdoor room project underway.


If You Build It, They Will Come: Improve Your Outdoor Dining Space with a Pergola

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to bring the things that truly matter into sharp focus—be it in life or in business. Thanks to COVID-19, the importance of having an attractive, useable outdoor dining space at your restaurant or on your commercial property has been substantially amplified. If you’re in the restaurant design business, you’re likely familiar with the added benefits of an outdoor dining space—enhanced atmosphere, extra seating, increased revenue, and, if positioned correctly, free advertising to passersby. Likewise, in commercial settings, a thoughtfully designed outdoor dining space is an attractive amenity to office, retail, and luxury high-rise apartment tenants alike.  

But outside dining spaces also have their obvious challenges, with unappealing aesthetics and discouraging weather being top of the list. One of the fastest and most visually appealing ways to address both is with the addition of a pergola. Pergolas consist of beams, rafters, and posts and add function and desirable aesthetics to virtually any outdoor dining space. They can be either attached or freestanding—either of which will enhance your property’s useable space and increase value.  

An Enticing Al Fresco Experience 

It’s no secret that people love to eat outside— it’s festive, casual, and lets people take in the world around them and a pergola greatly enhances that experience. With their distinctive design, pergolas welcome clientele and signal for them to sit and make themselves comfortable. In fact, the simple addition of a pergola can turn an unspectacular building, patio, courtyard, or rooftop into an inviting and memorable space.  

Aside from being aesthetically inviting, a strategically constructed pergola helps direct foot traffic, allowing for customers or clients to move comfortably, and for waitstaff to move efficiently. If needed, a short fence and/or arbor can further help direct flow while adding appealing definition to your outdoor space. Likewise, latticework can block or add dimension to unattractive walls, creating the ultimate outside veranda.  

Year-Round Beauty 

In the warmer seasons, pergolas offer shade and help reduce ambient heat from adjacent concrete surfaces. Unlike awnings, they also offer pleasantly diffused natural light—diners can be kept cooler and more comfortable, yet your outdoor space remains light and airy feeling. They also provide the framework for climbing greenery and hanging plants, further enhancing your outdoor space.  

When the weather is less than ideal, a pergola can assist in keeping your patio or rooftop open for business. The addition of a retractable pergola canopy or shade protects diners from intense sun and light rain, maximizing your outdoor investment. Likewise, combined with fencing or latticework, a pergola can significantly reduce the impact of wind.  

As the months turn colder, a pergola can even help retain heat generated by outdoor space heaters (provided you use them in accordance with the manufacturer). And in the winter season, they can be downright magical when outfitted with holiday lights and evergreens.  

Making the Most of Your Investment 

If you are considering upgrading your outdoor space with a pergola, consider this: quality goes a long way when it comes to enticing returning clientele. People care about aesthetics, whether they realize it or not. Aesthetics inform experience, which in turn leads to recommendations and revisits. Partnering with a vendor that produces high-quality outdoor structures can be the difference of a substantial, architecturally beautiful space, or one that’s simply unremarkable.  

At Walpole Outdoors, we only use superior materials, such as the finest natural woods like Northern White and Red Western Cedar. We are also the nation’s most experienced fabricator of cellular PVC (AZEK), and use the highest standards of aesthetics, symmetry, and balance, resulting in stunning structures that stand the test of time. With everything from easy-to-install pergola kits to custom CAD designs, we support your vision from design to production so your pergola can go up without a hitch. If you’re ready to enhance your outdoor space, we can develop a solution that matches your needs. Discover the difference quality craftsmanship makes. Discover Walpole Outdoor today.  



Perfect Fall Container Garden

Can you feel that nip in the air? No? Well - it's coming! Fall is nearly here and that means it's time to break out the boots and sweaters and everything pumpkin you can stomach. It also means it's time to get in the spirit around the house! With all of us spending more time at home than ever before creating a fun and festive space is important. We grabbed one of our popular planter boxes and created a few fun fall inspired gardens to get you in the spirit.

Some of us are more into ghosts and skeletons than pumpkins and leaves. For those who embrace the spooky this adorable Halloween planter is perfect to adorn the exterior of your home! All you need is a few cuts of wood, various Halloween decor, lights and a Jack O' Lantern. You can decorate with a little whimsy like in the image or you can skip the faces and go with a black, white and orange motif with lights and solid pumpkins. Us the pieces of wood to create height with different sizes throughout. Place items or pumpkins on top to create a dimensional look. For lights you can find some black and orange strands at your local store or just grab some simple white Christmas lights and wrap them around your decor.

You can't go wrong with a planter decorated in a classic autumn motif. This Square Rockport Planter is the perfect blank canvas for your creativity. You can create this with real or fake plants depending on your green thumb. To start grab some hearty greens of your choice. If you are planting something real you want something that can stand a frost. Second find two or more fall flowers that you like in autumn colors like red, orange, yellow or white. Disperse them among the greens. If you like add in some grasses and berries to create texture. In this garden the creator added some lovely fall leaves to add a bit more color.

If you love fall but also love color you can easily create a container garden that embraces both! This container garden features several vibrant colors while keeping on the fall theme. A great color to choose that is a little different is purple. Purples that are deep and gem tone are a great addition to fall decor. Grab a few of your favorites and nestle them in with some hearty greens. A great way to enhance your new container garden is to add a few pumpkins of varying size either to the planter or right beside it. This is also an excuse to get crafty and paint your pumpkins complimentary shades. Are you inspired yet? Show us what you come up with by tagging us on your photos on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #walpoleoutdoors.



4 Home Projects For Fall

Fall may signal the end of the growing season but it doesn't mean the outdoors doesn't matter anymore. There are many things you can do around the house and yard to keep your property looking wonderful throughout the season. Looking to give your home an update without spending more than a few hours on one project? Here are 4 things you can do in less than a day that will make your home look and feel better heading into fall.

Paint Your Front Door

Something you can do in a couple of hours that will give life to your home is painting your front door. How does your front door look right now? Maybe it's a little dingy or maybe it's just plain boring. Bright and bold front doors are very trendy in home design and can be a real boost to your curb appeal. Think about what color would look best for your home and go for it. A great exercise if you aren't sure is to brows through Pinterest and check out all the bold front doors on a variety of home styles. You are only a couple coats of paint away from a refreshed look!

Power Wash Your Home

A great use of the crisp fall weather is to get your home completely clean with a good power washing. You can get this done in a few hours or less! You can easily hire a professional, rent a power washer or can use your own if you already have one. If you choose to do it yourself do a quick Google search beforehand to make sure you know how to operate the washer and how to spray your home without getting water under shingles and into places it doesn't need to be.

Clean The Gutters

How often do you think about the gutters on your home? Gutters aren't exciting but serve an important function and lack of upkeep can cause expensive and extensive damage to your home. Take an afternoon and clean them out so they are free of debris and damage and can serve their purpose easily. Winter is right around the corner and if you live in a snow area gutters become even more important.

Repair Walkways

Before the temperatures start to drop it's time to repair those walkways! Once the weather becomes chilly cracks in your walkway will only get worse. Water gets in and then when the temperature dips below freezing it freezes and expands -- causing an even bigger crack to form. Avoid that entirely this year by sealing up cracks now before they have a chance to grow. This will also make your walkways safer for anyone that comes to your home. Thinking about fencing in your yard or creating a new outdoor living space with a custom AZEK pergola? Walpole Outdoors can help make that dream a reality. Contact us today!


Home Is Where The Happy Is

2020 has already taught us a lot. One of the major takeaways is the importance of home. Is your home a place to retreat and relax? Investing in your home is a smart move that will greatly increase your quality of life especially during tough times. Where can you start?

Create An Outdoor Space

If you don't already have a designated seating area outside now is the time to create one! Creating a space outside where you can sit, relax, eat and entertain is key in enjoying your home more. While we are all social distancing this space will also be useful to meet up with family and friends safely outdoors. Start by simply defining a set space with furniture. Once you know where you want this space and what kind of furniture you want to fit into it you can purchase new pieces to set the scene. A great second step is to add in a pergola to provide shade and make the space enjoyable in every season. 

Upgrade Your Existing Space

Adding a few new touches to your existing outdoor space is enough to bring new life into your home. Maybe you add a pergola over an existing patio area. Maybe your outdoor furniture has seen better days. Maybe it is time to really take that plunge and get the outdoor kitchen you've always dreamed of. Bringing a little newness into your backyard is an easy way to instantly transform your home and your opinion of it. A few new pieces may be all you need to spend some more time enjoying the outdoors.

Check Projects Off Your List

Since we are spending more time at home we have more time to see its flaws. What better time is there to get one of those big projects off your list? Adding or replacing a fence can give your property a huge boost in curb appeal and will help keep your home safe and private. Now that you've been home for a few months you probably have a great idea of what your space needs.