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Summer Living

One certain outcome of the pandemic has been a greater appreciation for outdoor living space. This summer is a perfect time to enjoy the beautiful warmer weather with friends and family by gathering and relaxing outside. If you need help sprucing up your outdoor space, you’re in the right place! Hudson Valley’s home professionals are here to make your vision a reality.

Deck out your home — indoors and out

Builders First Source advises, “Because of a national shortage of lumber drove up costs for decking by as much as 150 percent in the past year, it is significantly more expensive to build anything that uses wood, including traditional decks. 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 Builders First Source locations and talk to our experienced sales team with your project ideas! Builders First Source is your first source for all your building materials!”

Allison Neumann of Herrington’s invites homeowners to start their home improvement and outdoor living projects at Herrington’s. “Our Product Specialist’s depth of knowledge in windows, decking, stone, and tile will help guide you through the best options for your project,” she says. “Explore ways to bring more natural light into the home for healthier, happier living with Marvin Scenic Doors, Andersen® A Series and 400 Series Patio Doors, and VELUX Skylights. Alaskan Yellow Cedar, IPE, Mahogany, and popular TimberTech AZEK decking colors are in-stock and ready for delivery. Add personal style to your deck with deck railing designs offered in wood, composite, or stainless steel cable railing. Define your landscaping with granite, field stone, or bluestone for patios, walkways, stone walls, pool surrounds, fire pits, and outdoor fireplaces from Herrington’s Stone and Masonry Center. Herrington’s Marble and Tile Center offers porcelain pavers engineered for outdoor patios that are perfect for outdoor kitchen applications. Visit us at — Our people truly make the difference.”

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     

Create an outdoor oasis

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.”

Connect your indoor and outdoor spaces

Many of the modern conveniences that we’ve enjoyed indoors can now be experienced outdoors as well! As Wayne Nussbickel, President of N&S Supply, explains, “By creating an outdoor kitchen or wet bar, the fun can be moved out of the house and into the backyard! Consider a sauna or steam shower that provides a relaxing spa experience. Touchless faucets that operate with the wave of a hand, self-cleaning toilets and spa-seats with cleansing features put safety and wellness first. Even an outdoor shower for a quick rinse after a fun summer day! N&S has helped thousands of Hudson Valley residents create the bathroom of their dreams — so let us help you create the outdoor living space of your dreams!”

Do you love lounging outdoors in the Hudson Valley? Page Lumber, Millwork & Building Supplies can help you create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces. As the company recommends, “To design an elegant transition from inside to outside, look no further than the perfect, one-of-a-kind pairing of Anderson big doors and MSI porcelain pavers. Anderson doors, which can be configured in different ways such as corners and curves, connects your patio to the rest of your home. MSI is a paver made from porcelain, making it durable, easy to clean, and able to withstand both indoor and outdoor influences. Together, the duo offers the ultimate transition from the comfiest spaces in your house to your bright and beautiful backyard, ensuring that you can make the most of every season. Page Lumber, Millwork & Building Supplies can make your summer living space functional and family friendly by bringing a slice of the outdoors into your home.”

While focusing on connecting your indoor and outdoor spaces, consider the help of a professional designer. Christine Billings Interior Design offers a fresh and modern take on classic design. Christine designs beautiful interiors that reflect both her keen sense of style and her clients’ tastes and lifestyles. With a passion for mixing both modern pieces and antiques with beautiful textiles, her interiors are stylish, functional, comfortable, and timeless. Christine’s work can be found both locally as well as throughout the country.


Builders First Source
87 Wisner Ave
Middletown and other locations

Christine Billings Interior Design
23 E Main St

Ed Herrington, Inc.
312 White Hill Ln

1 Graham Ave

6 Depot Sq

11 Dutchess Ave

N&S Supply
Fishkill, Brewster, Kingston, Catskill showroom locations

NeJame Pool Specialists, Inc.

Page Lumber, Millwork & Building Supplies
360 Manchester Road

5291 Route 44

69 Route 22

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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