Summers in Wisconsin are some of the most beautiful you’ll find anywhere. It’s only natural that we want to spend as much time outdoors as possible with winter lurking just months away. But you don’t have to travel to enjoy the outdoors. Your backyard is a canvas just waiting to be utilized! We have a few ideas to make it the party spot of the summer, and a true “stay-cation” destination when you need a break from it all.
Spruce up your backyard!
Take a look at your backyard, is it in shambles? If so, you’ll want to start this project by cleaning it up. That could mean removing shrubs and trees that either aren’t where you want them or they do not provide the aesthetic appeal you seek. This is a great chance for you to create the layout that will best suit your projects. It’s also a time for planting new trees or shrubs that will eventually compliment your projects or create a natural privacy wall or both.
Deck it out!
If your deck situation needs an upgrade or is nonexistent, leave it to our pros to help you design and craft the perfect deck. With their proven expertise, they can guide you to your dream outdoor entertainment area! Some of the best summer parties start with barbecues on deck, so this can be one of the most important upgrades you make.
A backyard deck provides more than just an entertainment upgrade. Outdoor entertainments space can increase your home’s value and set it apart from others when a buyer is shopping. However, this does not mean that you should tailor the enhancements to what a buyer might want. Swimming pools are attractive and sometimes the center of a child’s summer plans. But if you do not swim that often, it’s a pretty expensive addition that can only be used a few months out of the year. It also might scare potential buyers away due to the level of upkeep required.
Your backyard is just begging to utilized, so start planning how you would want it to look and get in touch with us about helping you craft the perfect deck to go along with it!
While some things are often described as having a “timeless” quality, it is more often than not that the description only holds weight for so long. Trends have a shelf life and there are few items/looks that can escape that fate. With the change being inevitable, it’s time to remodel. This can easily become an overwhelming process, especially from a financial standpoint. We’re going to go through a few ways that you can save money when you decide those trends have worn their welcome. Continue reading
Decks provide a great outlet for those who like to be outside but still have the amenities of home just a few steps away. In order to keep this a possibility, we must perform maintenance on them from time to time. It might be planned out or it could be a sudden need caused from an accident either man-made or from Mother Nature. A little routine maintenance can go a long way in lessening potential headaches from a lack of upkeep while giving your deck the best chance at a long and sturdy life. Continue reading
The trend in deck building or deck remodeling is to move away from functional space to entertaining areas. For years, we saw home builders and contractors as well as home owners come to Brunsell in search of decking that would expand their home. Now, we are seeing even more people looking at their backyards and wondering how they can spend more time there comfortably, extending their home for more outdoor activity in the warmer months. Here are just a few of the ways to do that with your deck! Continue reading
If you’re waiting to build a deck for the summer, while there is still time, you’re losing daylight fast. We are continuing to look at decking with another of our partners, TimberTech. The composite material decking from TimberTech makes your deck look like it’s built with wood but will last you at least 25-years. Continue reading
Decks have come a long way since people started to extend their homes beyond the typical patios. We still have plenty of treated lumber options where the pressure treated wood stands up to the elements. But there are artificial decking products, or “wood plastic composites” that have completely changed the market. For this blog, we are going to focus on one of our decking partners, Trex. Continue reading
For Wisconsinites, the summer is more than just a season. It’s a celebration of getting outdoors after what was, more than likely, a rough winter. Are you one of those folks right now staring at their boring porch or humdrum deck, thinking “if only…?” Let’s talk about creating your outdoor living space and moving your living room outside! Continue reading
You might have that pair of jeans you just can’t part with. You know, the ones that are a bit beat up but they’re just so comfortable. There is just too much life left in them it’s hard to justify throwing them away. With a little thread and needle work you may be able to get some more use out of them. Continue reading
A small breeze floats through the leaves, tiny wings propel the neighboring birds to and from the feeders, and off in the distance the sun is tucking itself in for the night. The fresh smells of summer surround you as you lean back, and soak it in. There’s nothing quite like relaxing on the deck. At this point in the winter you may have started dreaming about some quality time outside. Whether or not you have a deck that just needs a few repairs, or you’re looking to build one this summer, Brunsell is here to help. Continue reading
Dreaming of getting a different deck? If your current deck plans have life yet in them, you may want to instead consider a railing makeover: changing the posts, hand railing, and panels or balusters. A revitalized railing can do wonders in changing the overall look of a deck. Continue reading