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4 Backyard Upgrades For Outdoor Entertaining Done Right

With the days getting longer and the weather warming up, it’s officially the start of outdoor entertainment season! Maximize the entertainment potential of your space with this quick list of backyard essentials that will kick up your outdoor enjoyment this season and beyond.

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5 Affordable Outdoor Renovations to Add Lasting Value

The thought of an outdoor remodel can sound daunting, but it doesn't have to be major to make a big impact on your home’s value and the way you enjoy your space. We put together a quick list of ways to dramatically improve outdoor spaces that won’t break the bank.

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We Give This U.S. Veteran a Backyard Built for Sharing

The System Pavers crew in Texas got the chance to help a U.S. veteran injured while deployed in Afghanistan get the backyard of his dreams. As the exclusive outdoor renovation partner for a Texas episode of the Military Makeover with Montel® show,

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Landscaping 101: Hardscapes vs. Softscapes

Wondering about the terms hardscape versus softscape? Check out our quick rundown on how they differ, how they’re similar, and how each plays an important place in your landscape.

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5 Top Outdoor Living Design Trends For 2024

With a new year comes ample opportunity to revitalize your surroundings. Recently, System Pavers surveyed homeowners and discovered outdoor spaces took top ranking as the area they’d most like to renovate in 2024. See how they're creating a brand new view!

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Hot Tips For Solo Stove Safety On Patios And Decks

Before you get fired up, check out these quick tips to ensure you’re using your Solo stove on any outdoor surface safely.

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The Osur family get a paving stone courtyard built for entertaining

Behind The Scenes On This Courtyard Transformation

Oakland, California residents Michael and Eva Osur are thrilled to have a spacious home where all their loved ones can get together. After some recent indoor renovations that included building a new wine cellar and guest suite, they knew their backyard could use an upgrade as well.

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6 Ways To Give Your Backyard A Glow Up: Your Checklist For The New Year

As you’re setting goals for 2024, put refreshing your backyard on your to-do list. Use this quick checklist to get started on upgrading your outdoors to create an oasis friends and family can enjoy year after year.

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Project Highlight: Scot Takes His Parents’ Dream Home To The Next Level

However, time had taken a bit of a toll on the property. The yard had become overgrown, and the interior of the house was dated. After remodeling their indoor space, Scot and his family turned their attention outdoors.

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Joe Davis's backyard patio

A Backyard That Just Keeps Getting Better: Joe Davis’s Remodel One Year Later

We sat down with Joe and his wife Libby one year after completing their backyard remodel to get a play-by-play on how they’re liking their space. Naturally, the conversation turned to BBQ, playtime, and their preferred new spot for hosting parties – their very own backyard!

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