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Summer is a perfect time to enjoy gathering and relaxing with family and friends outside. If it’s time to enhance your outdoor space, Hudson Valley’s home professionals are ready to help bring your vision to life.

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Deck out your home — sustainably

According to Builders First Source, eco-friendly composite decks are made from an innovative blend of 95% reclaimed wood and recycled plastic film — that’s almost the entire deck. Engineered products use some of the most earth-friendly manufacturing processes in the country, reclaiming factory waste and eliminating the use of harmful chemicals, which gives consumers a truly environmentally responsible choice with recycled components. Alternative materials, such as aluminum and composite decking are now more viable options, even if they’re still more expensive. Builders First Source carries a wide selection of high-quality materials to match your decking and patio needs and budget. Choose from a large selection of traditional wood to advanced, environmentally friendly treated wood decking and railings. Builders First Source offers new composite decking that requires minimal maintenance, doesn’t need to be sanded or painted, and is generally weather-resistant. It also comes in a variety of colors and styles. Stop by one of our locations and talk to our experienced sales team with your project ideas! Builders First Source is your first source for all your building materials!

Builders First Source
87 Wisner Ave
Middletown and other locations

williams lumber

Extend your deck time

Make the most of your outdoor living space with a Trex deck and plan for your deck time to continue for years to come. According to Williams Lumber & Home Centers, Trex believes that every home can extend beyond its threshold. Trex offers variety and the perfect pairing of price and minimal maintenance.  The experts at Williams also recommend Trex decking because it’s made with 95% recycled materials in the USA, and has 25-year limited residential and fade and stain warranties. Kim Williams, VP of Retail Operations at Williams Lumber & Home Centers, says, “This is the perfect time to build or rebuild your deck! Decks are a place to gather, dine, and unwind with family and friends. Expand your outdoor living space and turn it into your own paradise!” Williams Lumber is located in Rhinebeck, Hudson, Hopewell Junction, Tannersville, Red Hook, Pleasant Valley, and High Falls. For more information, call 845.876.WOOD(9663) or visit their website at williamslumber.com.

Williams Lumber & Home Centers
6760 Rte 9
With locations in Rhinebeck, Hudson, Hopewell Junction, Tannersville, Red Hook, Pleasant Valley, High Falls
845.876.WOOD (9663)

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Seamlessly blend your pool and landscape

If you’re considering adding a pool to your outdoor space, Chris NeJame of NeJame Pool Specialists suggests, “Make your pool part of your landscape, including connecting seamlessly with your outdoor kitchen. Take the colors of your garden and make them pop as part of the pool’s border tiles, for example. Also, be sure to have the shape fit into your landscape rather than protrude from it. Keep the look natural with stone steps or a fountain. NeJame’s experts will help you find the look that matches your personality.”

NeJame Pool Specialists, Inc.

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Create an outdoor oasis

If you’re considering adding a pool to your outdoor space, Scott Swimming Pools recommends working with an established building professional (Architect, Landscape Designer, Builder, Engineer, and of course, Pool Builder) to optimize the use of your property and to reduce the uncertainties you may encounter with home improvement projects. The company adds, “Since 1937, the Scott name has come to mean innovative pool design, skillful engineering, and workmanship that celebrates a tradition of quality. And as a high-end custom pool builder, Scott delivers an almost limitless range of possibilities: lap pools, pools with spas, indoor pools, illusion edge and rim flow pools, and water features. After 85 years, Scott Pools continues to set the standard for the swimming pool industry. Our philosophy remains constant: to create a one-of-a-kind swimming environment that lives up to our demanding standards — and yours.”

Scott Swimming Pools, Inc.
75 Washington Rd
Woodbury, CT

sun pergola

Incorporate an innovative solar canopy

Most homeowners looking to go solar choose a standard rooftop installation. However, there’s a new option available that’s just as stylish as it is functional: SunCommon’s Solar Canopy is a powerful testament to clean energy innovation. Built with sustainably harvested, hand-hewn timber beams that raise the panels high off the ground, the ample space beneath can serve as a carport, patio pergola, or cover for your firewood. With a SunCommon Solar Canopy, you not only get a powerful solar array, you also gain a whole new, functional outdoor space.

1155 Flatbush Rd

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Connect your indoor and outdoor spaces

Whether indoors or out, you can fully enjoy your summer living, especially with an enhanced outdoor view. Page Lumber, Millwork & Building Supplies can help you bring the outdoors in. As the company recommends, “To design an elegant and seamless connection to your outdoor space, look no further than the innovative Andersen 400 Series windows that now include a new contemporary profile with clean lines, sleek finishes, and expansive glass. Known for their beauty, performance, and durability, these popular, low-maintenance and energy efficient windows are built for both comfort and security. The wide range of colors and variety of styles are endless — including awning, bay and bow, casement, double-hung, gliding, picture windows and more — making it easy to complement your home décor. And if your plans call for a special design, such as half, quarter, or elliptical circle; eyebrow; or octagon, Andersen has you covered. Brighten your summer living with the windows most trusted by contractors.

Page Lumber, Millwork & Building Supplies
360 Manchester Road

5291 Route 44

69 Route 22

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Upgrade your kitchen or bath

Summer is also the perfect time to update your kitchen or bath. Allison Neumann of Herrington’s invites homeowners to start their new kitchen or bath at Herrington’s. “Our talented Kitchen and Bath Designers provide the style you want with innovative storage options and stunning countertops,” she explains. Herrington’s offers KraftMaid Vantage Cabinetry and Crystal Cabinetry. Choose from soapstone, granite, quartz, and solid surfaces in an array of colors and patterns for your new countertop. A world of porcelain and ceramic tile awaits you at Herrington’s where you can find the perfect accent tile or tile for floors, walls, and backsplashes. Bring light into your living space with VELUX Skylights or Marvin Awaken™ Skylight. Herrington’s window and door specialists are ready to help you choose the best product for your new home or remodeling plans. Visit us at www.herringtons.com — Our people truly make the difference.”

Ed Herrington, Inc.
312 White Hill Ln

1 Graham Ave

6 Depot Sq

11 Dutchess Ave

MHVFCU summer living

Make your improvements affordable 

Powering-up your outdoor living space? According to Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union,  “You’ve got options when it comes to paying for that project. Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit are common choices. With either, you’ll likely find lower interest rates since the loan is secured by your home. If you’re not comfortable putting your home’s equity on the line, though, you can consider a personal loan. You may be limited in how much you can borrow since these are unsecured loans. Credit cards — while an option — are generally a less-favorable one because of their higher interest rates. Talk to your financial institution about what options are available — and right — for you.”

Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Serving Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties

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