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  1. The Big Football Game Calls for the Ultimate Backyard Homegate Party

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    There’s a big football game being played on Sunday, and there will be a championship feeling in the air. Whether your favorite team is playing, or you have no rooting interest at all, the best way to celebrate the day is with a small backyard homegate party!

    While a tailgate party is an outdoor bash that takes place before a sporting event at the parking lot of a stadium, a homegate party that you hold in your backyard. A tailgate party will include a grill, a tailgate canopy, portable folding chairs, a sturdy but compact camping table, a trusty metal cooler, and plenty of food and drinks.

    A homegate party gives you all the benefits of a tailgate without the added stress of gameday traffic, need to prep food the night before, or the need to pack your car or truck with tailgating gear. Additionally, homegating allows you to keep your party as intimate as you’d like. You can make it a family affair, or just invite the neighbors over for a pre-game meal.

    While the big game atmosphere can make tailgating a unique experience, you can replicate the feel in your own backyard. In fact, when you’re homegating, you aren’t restricted to one or two parking spaces. You’ll have more room to set up tables and chairs, games like cornhole, and to generally just stretch out. Also, you’ll have the convenience of setting up and breaking down your backyard in your own time frame, and not when the stadium parking lot is open.

    It doesn’t matter if you live in the cold Kansas City area, the warmth of the Tampa Bay area, or anywhere else in the United States. Even thought the 54 of the 55 of big championship football games have been played in warmer weather or indoor stadiums, it’s a sport that’s played in just about any weather. Those who tailgate at Kansas City games dress in layers to stay warm. Fans of the team in Tampa know how to stay cool under the blazing sun.

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  2. Plan a Vacation: Even If It's Local or In Your Backyard

    Plan a Vacation: Even If It's Local or In Your Backyard

    We all need to plan time off from work to spend quality time alone or with family and friends and recharge our minds. However, taking paid vacation time is something not every American worker is doing. According to the U.S. Travel Association, American workers left an average of 33% of their paid time on the table last year.

    National Plan a Vacation Day, which is the last Tuesday in January (this year, it’s January 26), reminds us to plan our vacation at the start of the year for the rest of the year. The earlier you plan a vacation, the more ready and relaxed you’ll be when your vacation time gets here.

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  3. The Important Benefits of Gazebo Curtains

    The Important Benefits of Gazebo Curtains
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  4. Prefab Metal Garage or a Traditional Wood Garage: Which Should You Choose?

    Prefab Metal Garage or a Traditional Wood Garage: Which Should You Choose?

    Before you commit to buying a detached garage, it’s important to decide which material is better for you: a prefab metal garage or a traditional wood garage. Metal garages have become increasingly popular in the past 60 years due to their affordability and low maintenance, while wooden garages have maintained their niche as the best choice for custom projects. In this article, we will address the pros and cons of each material so that you can make a confident cho...

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  5. Extending Your Outdoor Space With a Wall-Mounted Gazebo

    Extending Your Outdoor Space With a Wall-Mounted Gazebo

    A wall-mounted gazebo is a terrific structure to get the most from your patio or deck even in the winter months. Whether it uses steel, polycarbonate, or fabric, a wall-mounted gazebo can allow you to use your patio or deck throughout the year. You might have questions about wall-mounted gazebos: What is a wall-mounted gazebo? Why would I want one? What’s the difference between a hardtop and a soft top? Can I use it to drink hot buttered rum outside in the dead of winter? (Yes, yes you can.) B...

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  6. Planning an Upgrade for your Swimming Pool Area

    Planning an Upgrade for your Swimming Pool Area
    Is your pool area in need of a fresh new look? Whether you want to completely remodel your swimming pool or just give it a facelift, this is the perfect time to do a backyard makeover. An inspiring pool design can breathe new life into your property and increase its value.

    With these simple tips, you can plan an upgrade for your swimming pool area and make the most of your outdoor space. Then, take your pool design from great to amazing with personalized touches.

    Why Update Your Pool Design?

    If you’ve had a backyard pool for a few years, it’s time to update your swimming pool design. Modernizing your pool and equipment will increase safety, keeping your family out of harm's way both in and out of the water. Upgrading your pool will also reduce water and energy consumption which will bring down your monthly pool costs.

    A backyard makeover can completely transform your yard, creating a place your whole family will love. Updating your swimming pool will increase the functionality of your pool area and help you make the most of your outdoor space.



    Tips for Upgrading Your Backyard Pool Design

    A backyard makeover doesn’t have to be complicated. You can recreate your outdoor living space with a few simple changes. Whether your redo the pool or add a great poolside shelter, you can enhance the beauty of your yard and create a safe space for your whole family to enjoy. Get ready to lounge by the pool in style with these backyard makeover tips.
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  7. Creative Uses for a Carport

    Creative Uses for a Carport

    A carport doesn’t have to just be for your car. Carports can be a great idea to add storage and functionality to your property without much extra cost. Whether you want to DIY a simple carport or have someone else come in to install it, these creative carport storage ideas might make you consider getting one even if you don’t have a vehicle.

    What is a Carport?

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  8. Building the Right Base for your Gazebo

    Building the Right Base for your Gazebo
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  9. Wall-Mounted or Freestanding Outdoor Gazebos: Which is Best for You?

    Wall-Mounted or Freestanding Outdoor Gazebos: Which is Best for You?
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  10. Fabric vs. Metal Carports: Pros and Cons to Consider

    Fabric vs. Metal Carports: Pros and Cons to Consider

    One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is whether you’ll buy a metal carport or a fabric carport. When weighing your options, it's important to consider factors like how you plan to use your carport, the climate where you live, and your personal preferences.



    Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of both metal and fabric carports so you can make your decision with confidence.

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