More stories about Design/Construction

  • Take My Wife, Please

    If selling was easy, everyone would do it.

  • Bridge to Everywhere

    With renovations becoming a larger piece of the total pool market, it only makes sense that pool builders would team up with landscape professionals to take them on.

  • Paving the Way

    Looking for a deck option that can ride out ground movement while offering stylistic flair?

  • Asked & Answered

    I have been told that low-voltage step lights can’t be used within 5 feet of the water’s edge.

  • A Fine Balance

    In today’s pool industry, every dig is critical. But in trying to get that signature on the dotted line, some sales professionals will push the limits of what they can promise and at what price.

  • The Big Time

    The commercial market is very alluring. With higher price points and already-in-place financing, commercial work can mean a company gets to avoid the all-too-common headaches of residential jobs.

  • Aquascapes: The Big Picture

    Large backyards pose a challenge that may seem like a luxury at first, but actually require a unique kind of imagination and discipline to design

  • Dropping Bombs

    Ken McKenna hasn’t raised prices in three years. If anything, he’s dropped them to compete

  • Desert Drama

    This Phoenix-area townhouse sat on a golf course and had little space in the backyard. But, as is so often the case, the homeowners still wanted a lot of bells and whistles.

  • Everyone on Deck

    Often, a deck is the most visible part of the backyard, so you don’t want to neglect it with a finish that looks like a sidewalk.