Whether you’re looking at selling your house, renting it out, or just wanting to spruce up a little, it’s easy to find suggestions on improving your curb appeal. However, most of those ideas are tired and played out. For example, you know you need to mow your lawn! You know that having a pretty mailbox will get attention. Yes, those leaves piling up in the gutters can go. But what about beyond that? When you’ve straightened and mowed and spruced and cleaned the gutters and you still need that one last thing?

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Your patio is the perfect spot to relax, unwind, and spend time with family and friends outdoors. But what happens when it’s raining or if the sun is shining directly on your outdoor furniture? Inclement weather conditions can make hanging out on your patio less-than-enjoyable, so how do you combat this? Patio sunshades: an effective, versatile, and cost-effective way to block out harsh weather so you can enjoy your outdoor space, no matter what season!

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If you’re lucky enough to have a home with a screen porch, you already know how enjoyable it is to spend an evening with friends or family in a space that feels like the outdoors, minus the annoyance of swatting insects or fleeing a sudden shower. Having a roof over your head makes it possible to enjoy a warm summer day without an overhead assault from the sun, yet still be privy to the occasional cool breeze through the screens. Being able to block sun streaming in through the screens would be nice, but you’ve hesitated to hang indoor shades or blinds for fear that your investment will be ruined by the weather over time. Dust, dirt and pollen are another problem, since screens are very effective at keeping the bugs out, but not so effective at blocking tiny particles of dust and dirt on a breezy day. Shades could also solve that problem and keep your screen porch and its furnishings cleaner as well.

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Energy efficiency, unhealthy UV rays and privacy are just a few of the buzzwords heard today when homeowners consider window coverings in a build or a remodel. Since windows and their treatments are of importance to the value of the house, it just makes sense to employ these buzzwords to their best advantage. Another facet involved in home improvements is money. No one will argue that saving money is paramount to the quality of a family’s life, nor to the quality of the home. Homeowners would have a grand idea if they considered working with those buzzwords from the outside in.

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