How to Add Shade and Privacy to Your Home’s Exterior

How to Add Shade and Privacy to Your Home's Exterior

A backyard should be a comfortable oasis. You should be able to escape there after a long day without squinting through the sunshine or worrying about the wandering eyes of nosy neighbors. If you want to turn your backyard into a concealed haven, you need to know how to add shade and privacy to your home’s exterior.

When it comes to learning how to add privacy in an appealing way and creating shady areas in your yard, there’s a lot to consider. This guide includes things to think about as you design your perfect backyard and unique ways to add some quiet and shade.

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Care & Maintenance Tips For Your Thatch Umbrella

Thatch umbrellas are beautiful, exotic fixtures that transform any place into a tropical paradise. They’re also eco-friendly, easy to install and long-lasting. However, to keep your thatch umbrella looking and performing its best throughout its life, you’ll need to perform a few simple maintenance tasks from time to time. In this article, we’ll cover the types of thatch commonly used for thatch umbrellas and what type of upkeep you can expect to do for each.

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Where to Buy Palapa Thatch Structure Replacement

When it comes to making an exterior space stand out with a tasteful tropical flair, a Palapa thatch structure is a perfect way to enhance your property’s aesthetic appeal and add some island inspiration while providing you with the practical use of shelter and structure for a bar or extra exterior room. Whether you’re hoping to boost customer allure and satisfaction on your commercial resort, theme park or other business attraction, or you want an appealing, useful addition to your residential backyard, a Palapa is an authentic, exciting exterior feature.

If you have a Palapa thatch structure on your property, you undoubtedly love the distinctive characteristics it adds to your space. Palapas are a common feature at tropical resorts, water parks and other related venues. In a backyard setting, such as near a swimming pool, they can add a significant amount of flair. A Palapa thatch structure can be larger or smaller in size, and it is either an open-air or solid roof structure with a thatch-style roof that is ideal for entertainment and relaxation. Palapa thatch replacements will help keep it looking great. You can find several different types of thatch on these buildings, but all will need to be replaced over time as the material is exposed to the elements and wears out with age.

Palapa thatch island decor

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How to Build a Duck Blind

How to Build a Duck Blind

As summer cools into fall, that means only one thing for waterfowl hunters across the country — the start of duck season is just around the corner. With season lengths and bag limits now being announced earlier than in previous years, you can start planning for hunting season months in advance. From scouting for the best spots to monitoring flight patterns of your favorite migratory bird species, you can prepare to have the best duck hunting season of your life. If you want to down as many ducks as possible this season, building an awesome duck blind may be your ticket to success. A good duck blind will allow you to hide comfortably for effective hunting all season.

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Thatch Installation Guide – Install Thatch The Easy Way

Thatch Installation Guide

Across the world, people flock to the tropics for their relaxed ambiance and breathtaking beauty. However, most of us don’t live on an island — we only get to experience the tropics on infrequent vacations, and when we come home, our homes and workplaces can appear ordinary and distinctly un-tropical.

If you’re looking for a roofing material that provides a unique aesthetic touch, is relatively easy to work with, will last for years, and is an eco-friendly option, thatching may be what you need to consider for your next project.
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How to Build a Palapa

How to Build a Palapa

Beaches, resorts and water parks have a distinct tropical ambiance that’s enhanced by many accessories and features, but the shelters that stand out at these destinations are the thatch-roofed structures — palapas. Palapas are found on coastal establishments and other themed locations, and these tropical huts offer an enjoyable setting to lounge in and avoid harsh sun rays.

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How to Build a Sukkah

How to Build a Sukkah

As September and October approach, Jewish families around the world will be celebrating Sukkot, one of the three pilgrimage holidays that mark the end of the summer harvest. This is a time to remember ancestral roots, reaffirm faith and experience simple living to celebrate life.

As the root of Sukkot, Sukkah structures — or natural huts with shade-providing roofs — are crucial to the observance of this holy time. A Sukkah is meant to be lived in during the observance of Sukkot and acts as a reminder of the journey from enslavement to freedom. Learn how to build a Sukkah below, along with other information about Sukkot.

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How to Build a Tiki Hut

How To Build a Tiki Hut

We all love hanging out in our backyards, but on a rainy afternoon or an extremely bright day, you need some shelter. A tiki hut can be an excellent way to add a little character to your backyard while keeping you out of the sun, but getting a premade one can be expensive. Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to make a completely free standing tiki hut yourself!

Follow this 10-step guide to help make your tiki hut construction a little bit easier.

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