Ever since humans mastered the controlled use of fire we have been fascinated by it. The domestication of fire allowed mankind to add light to evening hours, cook plants and animals for food, clear land for planting, and help keep predators at bay. Maintaining a campfire became so important to prehistoric man’s survival that he would assign a “fire-watcher” from the tribe to look after the fire to prevent it from going out. Perhaps these are some of the reasons why we are instinctively drawn to fire.
When it comes to French décor, you may think of the opulent style of Marie Antoinette. Her over-the-top neoclassical style, as seen in the Palace of Versailles, has been copied the world over. Maybe you think of a Parisian café, or the bright colors and distinct patterns of Provencal décor.
We were amazed when Seth Netter, EP Henry's sales rep for Northern NJ, sent us these DIY patio pictures.
This 850 s.f. patio, with EP Henry Fire Pit Kit, was excavated and installed by the homeowners (along with twoverygood friends, Tina and Tracy Toribio) themselves.
We just had to find out how they were motivated to undertake this not-so-small DIY project. So we called and spoke with homeowner Linda Haines to find out more about this project, and how they accomplished it.
Bringing outdoor patio plants indoors for the winter has other advantages besides being decorative. With the windows closed due to the cold temperatures the air inside your home can become pretty stale. Additionally, indoor renovation projects, like painting and or staining, release harmful toxins that linger far longer in winter’s closed window months.
It's been around for years, seen in college parking lots and NFL stadiums around the country; the pre-game fall tailgating party has become an American tradition that is here to stay. There's a reason why people tailgate before a football game, it's a chance to get together with friends, eat, drink and get pumped up for the big game.
Halloween is almost here! A time of year where dressing up in scary or silly costumes is the norm, and it’s commonplace for children to put candy into a pillow case. We decorate the landscape, carve pumpkins, visit haunted houses and watch horror films. But did you ever wonder why?
What better way to spend a fall evening than hanging out in the backyard with your favorite ladies on your patio? Add some backyard lighting; plenty of chairs to sit and chat in and you have the perfect setting for ladies night.
The cooler temperatures of fall make it the perfect time of year to host an outdoor wine tasting party in the backyard. Wine gatherings, with tasting cards and/or note taking, are a great way to learn some new things about wine and the process of tasting, comparing, and appreciating it.
In the same way you might polish your floors or wax your car, patio pavers require some routine maintenance in order to restore them to their original look and to protect them from staining in the future.
Check out these frequently asked questions on how to keep you Hardscaping™ looking its best.
Whether you are undertaking a new landscape design project, or waking up an existing garden in your yard, adding pavers or walls can instantly add curb appeal well before the first flower has bloomed. Many homeowners without "green thumbs" use Hardscaping™ to bring color and texture into their front or back yards without the commitment expansive gardens require.