Prepping your Outdoor Living Spaces for Football Season

Are you ready for some Football?

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As summer comes to a close and the kids get ready to go back to school, there is one really great consolation prize – FOOTBALL! What better way to enjoy this sporting season than by spending Sundays catching the game in your outdoor living space. Below are some tips on Prepping your Outdoor Living Spaces for Football Season. Follow these great playbook tips for prepping your outdoor living spaces for football season.

Tackle TV Solutions – Most importantly, you need a big screen and well-planned sound system to catch all the action. Outdoor viewing parties can easily be interrupted by weather – here are a few ways to prepare.

  • Pay attention to placement. Putting the television in a well-shaded area, such as under an eave, will make it easier to see the screen.
  • For a safer and more durable screen, invest in an all-weather television. An outdoor movie screen is another option.

    Custom built TV enclosure with electric cover

    Custom built TV enclosure with electric cover

  • Build a weatherproof enclosure around your television to protect it when not in use.  Go to  http://youtu.be/kFahZGn9fqM Checkout our Custom built TV enclosure with electric cover.  Check out this video and watch how it works.
    This is sure to impress your guest and insure the best protection for your big screen.
  • Some homeowners prefer to just bring an indoor television outside when it’s game time.
  • Another option for those who are cautious of having outdoor electronics is to connect your indoor living area with an outdoor viewing area – through the use of folding or sliding patio doors. This way you can sit outside, while viewing the game on the inside television. Just make sure the screen is large enough and properly placed so it can be seen from every angle.

Offer Sideline Seating– Your outdoor viewing area should offer tons of comfortable seating, making it a much better alternative than going to a nearby bar and sitting awkwardly on a sticky barstool. We recommend weatherproof materials for cushions and throw pillows.

Don’t Fumble On Food Formation – Let’s be honest, food is one of our favorite things about football season. An outdoor kitchen lets you keep food, beverages and supplies nearby, allowing you to host a better party. It’s easy to throw hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill, or you can really impress your guests with an outdoor pizza oven. You may also want to consider having a Billy Parker Exteriors install a keg or mini fridge to keep chilled beverages close by. Make clean up easy with a nearby trash compacter.

Take A Halftime Bathroom Break – Just like halftime in football, your guests will need to take bathroom breaks. Make sure there is an easily accessible bathroom nearby.

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Defend Your Turf And Banish Bugs – These uninvited party crashers can really ruin the mood. In addition to Citronella candles, you may want to invest in some fans.  Not only will fans keep your guest comfortable but did you know that fan-generated wind is a practical way to ward off mosquitoes, since the wind dilutes attractants such as body chemicals and odors plus moves carbon dioxide.  Food covers will also help stop bugs from flying around your game day munchies.

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Prep For Pre-Season Weather – Since football season spans from fall to winter, you will experience both warm and cool temperatures. Keep guests comfortable with ceiling fans and heaters. An outdoor fireplace or fire pit is also a great add on, providing great ambiance for your outdoor living spaces.

 

Kickoff the football season with a fun, inviting and well-designed outdoor living spaces. To discuss your next home project or learn more about how we design one-of-a-kind patios to reflect your unique lifestyle, contact us.

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Utilize Under Stairs Space

12 Ways to Utilize Under Stairs Space

12 Ways To Utilize Under Stairs Space

12 Ways To Utilize Under Stairs Space

We recently finished out a walk in storage closet under the stairs of one of our clients home.  Beneath their stairs had plenty of space and was a great solution to utilize use of this area of their home.Photo May 06, 5 54 26 PM

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This unique shaped space under the stairs often goes underutilized for lack of creative ideas. This is a great way to add storage space, but there are just so many ways you can utilize under stairs space.

Once you see the possibilities of working with the shape and depth it would be an easy makeover! It is not just space smart but cost effective and a great way to get extra storage to better organize your home. It may be only a tiny space, but there is so much that you can pack into that small area to make your home feel much larger. I gathered 12 ways to utilize under stairs space that can make a huge difference in your home…

 
 
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Reading Nook 

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A reading nook under the stairs is cozy and inviting for some afternoon reading
or a nap………adding storage under the bench is just an added bonus.

 
 

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Cozy Dog Den

Consider giving your family pet a room of their own (without sacrificing one of yours) by building a cool cubby for them.

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Entertainment Center

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The depth of space under a staircase can be sufficient for a built-in entertainment center that houses a flat-screen TV and a bookcase, along with drawers for remotes, movies, and game accessories. You bring the popcorn!

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Wine Cellar

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Brilliant use of space! Yes please!

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A play house under the stairs is probably every child’s dream.  What
a great way to keep them busy for hours with a space that is the
perfect size for them. You can also incorporate the design into your
home decor. The possibilities are endless.

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Could be used as a panic room or somewhere to keep your safe hidden away.

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Office Space

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I think an office space under the stairs is my favorite idea of how to use space
under the stairs. This one from Thistlewood Farms is stunning and bright
in all white …….so much organization in one small area.

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Since the space is usually really small under the stairs, a child’s reading nook would
be a perfect addition to your home. Adding some fun wall paper and a cute chair
with some small book shelves & child’s art makes the space charming &
a new fun area for your kids.

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I think these drawers under the stairs are stunning and beautiful.
Think of all the things you could store here like blankets and other household
items.  That space is not wasted at all anymore!

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A Butlers pantry under the stairs is perfect for stairs off a dining or kitchen
area.  You have to go check out this full under the stairs area, you will be amazed
at what all is packed into this small space!

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A bar area under the stairs would be a great way to add a kitchen area to
your basement game room. So great for entertaining guests & saves you
less trips up the stairs for snacks and drinks.

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Charming meets practical…I’ve always wanted this kind of bench in my entryway.

Do you have open space under the stairs in your home? How do you utilize
the space? What are some ways you would use the area under stairs?
I would love to hear from you in the comments below or {here} on our
facebook page!

Enjoy this beautiful day!!

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Wood Burning or Gas Fire Pit

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Wood Burning or Gas Fire Pit

 Adding a wood burning or gas fire pit as part of your outdoor living space will extend the enjoyment of your backyard for you and your guests. They provide warmth, light, a cooking source, and ambiance, making them a natural gathering spot for socializing, entertaining, and relaxation. People are drawn to the campfire-like atmosphere, and before you know it, there will be story-telling and laughter. A fire pit can also serve as an important focal point in your outdoor living space design. When placed where it can be easily seen from your interior living space, it can be enjoyed from the indoors as well. You will want to take this all in consideration when choosing between Wood Burning or Gas Fire Pit.

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When considering whether you want a fire pit wood burning or gas also remember there are many options when it comes to the size, shape and style of a fire pit. You can have a built-in fire pit installed, or you can purchase a portable one that can be moved about your yard. If opting for a built-in fire pit, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of outdoor finishing materials including concrete, stone and brick. And remember, fire pits don’t have to be round-they can be square, L-shaped, triangular, or an entirely custom shape.

The main decision lies in two questions with fire pits: wood burning, or gas?

If you’re looking to heat things up in your back yard, you may want to explore the pros and cons of wood burning or gas. Both flame sources have advantages and disadvantages, and ultimately the choice will come down to your own preference. However, if you keep a few considerations in mind, the decision should be fairly easy.

One type of feature that especially captivates me are gas-powered fire pits. As a fan of wood-burning fires, I was initially skeptical of them, but after years of installing natural gas fire pits and wood-burning fire pits I have realized the pro and cons of both types. While wood burning fire pits are great, the setting has to be ideal. Gas-powered fire pits can be excellent, but there are a few limitations.

Wood-burning fire pits

Pros

  • Bigger fires
  • Entertainment by involvement – everyone loves to throw another log on the fire
  • Affordable to install
  • Enhanced ambiance

Cons

  • Smell of burning wood sticks to clothing
  • Starting a fire takes effort and can be time-consuming
  • Cleaning up ashes after fire
  • Blowing smoke can create discomfort
  • An area is needed to stockpile wood
  • Storing wood can create an ideal area for bugs and animals to nest
  • Local ordinances may prohibit open burning

Gas-powered fire pits

Pros

  • Quick start-up and cutoff at the flip of a switch
  • Clean operating conditions and no clean-up
  • Adds relaxing ambiance with minimal effort
  • No odor on clothes
  • No discomfort from blowing smoke

Cons

  • Smaller fires
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I hope that my review of the pros and cons of wood burning and gas fire pits helps you to decide which type of fire pit is the right choice for you and your home.

You can also make your own fire pit, some families enjoy planning and making the fire pit together, making this a family task, and afterwards everyone feels he has contributed to the new pit in the garden.

Click on this link for tips on how to build your own Fire Pit and different design ideas: http://www.hgtvremodels.com/outdoors/brick-and-concrete-fire-pits/index.html

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Pick your favorite and get those marshmallows and hot dogs ready! And for all your home construction needs, look to Billy Parker Exteriors. We’ve got the knowledge you need and the experience you can trust.
If you are planning an outdoor project give Billy a call today at 832-722-5964 or click here If you would like to receive a free consultation, please fill out the form and we’ll contact you to schedule the appointment.

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Billy Parker Exteriors Outdoor Living Space Super Bowl Contest

Billy Parker Exteriors Outdoor Living Space Super Bowl Contest

Super Bowl Sunday is in just a few days, we are sure all the proud owners of Billy Parker Exterior Outdoor Living Space will enjoy watching the game in their new space with family and friends.  This is a perfect time to have a contest for these homeowners and for one of you lucky Billy Parker Exteriors Facebook fans The Homeowner with the most likes will win a $100 HEB gift card (or Virtual Visa gift card depending on your location) for their SuperBowl Party.  In a random drawing we will select one of our fans who participated in this contest by “liking” one of contest photos of their choice.  All you need to do is choose your favorite Billy Parker Outdoor Living Space contest photo by simply liking which one you like best. Get your friends and family involved and invite them to “Like” Billy Parker Exteriors and vote for their favorite space. www.facebook.com/houstonoutdoorliving 

 

Winners will receive:

****The Homeowner of the Outdoor Living Space with the most likes will win a $100 HEB gift card (or Visa). Note to all Contest Homeowners: Get your friends and family involved by inviting them to “Like” Billy Parker Exteriors and vote for their favorite space. 

 ****Facebook Fan who has liked their favorite photo will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card (Virtual Visa gift card) (remember you have to be one of our FB Fans to be eligible, if you have already “liked” our business page this step is already done;) so invite your friends to get them involved. 

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Contest open to Facebook Fans of Billy Parker Exteriors.

Remember there are only two simple steps to be eligible to win:

  1. Become a Billy Parker Exteriors Fan by “liking” our Business Facebook Page (if you have already “liked” our business page this step is already done;)

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2.    “Liking” your favorite Outdoor Living Space contest photos. Note: you may like more than one picture, you may like all, but your name will only go in the drawing once.

 

Contest begins:  9 a.m. Thursday, January 30, 2014

Contest ends:  3 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014

 

Winners will be announced shortly after that time. We will then contact the winner and send your gift card by mail or email.

 

Bonus Game:  Enter in the comments section of this post your prediction of the Super Bowl and the final score and the winner with the closets point spread will win a $50 Visa gift card.  Example:  Denver 42-17 😉 (In the event of a tie, winning entries will be placed in a random drawing to choose the final winner of the Bonus Game Visa gift card.)  Winner will be announced sometime after the game on Sunday.

 

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Sprucing Up Your Patio Furniture

Sprucing Up Your Patio Furniture

With the summer months approaching, many homeowners are thinking about entertaining and dining outside. But, what can be done about dirty, rusty and faded outdoor furniture?

Here some tips for sprucing up your patio furniture:

Don’t buy new! You can replace chair fabric yourself.   Since chair styles don’t change that often, it doesn’t pay to throw out the old chair that you love. You can replace the sling yourself for $60-75 per chair. A new sling chair usually costs more than $150, including the fabric. If you give provide measurements, the manufacturer can make the replacement piece for you and send you the simple hardware for you to put the sling on yourself.   Or if you are crafty and have the time you can re-cover a patio cushion yourself, here is a great blog on how to re-cover a patio cushion http://www.thriftyandchic.com/2011/07/re-cover-patio-cushion.html or a quick DIY recover of tired patio cushions using a table cloth.

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New life for old strap chairs: Surprisingly, styles haven’t changed much. Instead of throwing out old strap chairs and replacing them for hundreds of dollars (usually at least $200 a piece), you can buy your own straps for $2 – 5 each, and put new straps back on your existing frame For under $100, you can have new chairs, and put it together quickly. Do you have a lounge chair that needs a makeover?

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Recover lounge chair

Check out this blog on: How to refurbish your old chaise.

Make your own patio furniture using pallets:  Check out this blog: sassy-sparrow  and this one

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Treat outdoor fabric gently: Avoid using bleach on your fabrics and DON’T dip them into the pool. This will cause fabrics to fade and dry out. For clean up, use simple products like Fantastic, 409, or even mild dish soap.

Remove rust from iron: Iron furniture often gets dirty and rusty. To clean, simply use a good car wax and buff with a soft cloth.

How to spray paint old out dated patio furniture:   

Check out this blog on how to paint patio furniture http://apinterestaddict.com/2012/05/09/patio-furniture-re-do/

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and this blog on how to spray paint plastic patio furniture using KrylonFusion For Plastic : http://katydiddys.blogspot.com/2011/04/resin-patio-furniture-makeover.html

Painting plastic furniture

Painting plastic furniture

Best new products to avoid rusting and fading: Coated plastic and titanium are popular new outdoor materials and don’t rust or blow away in the wind. Treated paints and foam products can be kept out year round, and can be used on tables and chairs. Heavier aluminums function like iron but don’t rust as quickly.

Replacing fabric cushions: Notice I said “replacing” here. Usually, you can’t match the colors because the fabric colors fade over time, and color palettes change. Your best bet is to replace all the fabric on your outdoor pieces.  Remember adding color is the best tip to sprucing up your patio.

Great website for more help for replacing chair straps and slings: Chaircarepatio.com.

Did you like any of the DIY Blogs we recommended for sprucing up your patio furniture or do you have any questions?  Please leave a comment below, we love to chat:)   Remember to “like” our Facebook, thank you for stopping by and checking out Billy Parker Exteriors blog.

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Simple tips to secure your backyard patio

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Burglaries and Backyard theft is on the rise. The theft will be added to a growing tally in Harris County and Houston, where in the past five and a half years there have been a staggering 224,000 burglaries of homes and businesses, most of which are never solved. Currently, the Houston Police Department says it clears around 11 percent of burglaries.  The rate of break-ins, meanwhile, is on the upswing in Houston. During the first six months of 2012, the city’s 13,016 burglaries were 4.5 percent more than during the same period last year, per HPD officials.

 

 

There’s no reason why you should make a thief’s job easy. Burglary, on the whole, is an opportunist crime. A property that presents itself as unoccupied and insecure is far more likely to be targeted than one which is properly secured.  Don’t let it happen to You Whether you are leaving your property for a few minutes, an hour, a day or a week or more it is imperative that you take as many measures as you can to deter would be burglars.  The last thing you want or need is an intruder/intruders in your property. Apart from the probable loss of your belongings for most people it is a very traumatic experience and should be avoided at all costs.

Patio furniture, grills, tv’s, exotic plants, even garden art and lawnmowers get snagged or vandalized.

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Here are a few simple tips to help you secure your belongings in the back yard and keep thieves from invading your home through a back door.

  • Grow your confidence. Landscaping is a two-edged sword. Trees planted to keep a thief out can also hide him while he takes advantage of your absence. Weigh and consider the pros and cons of using plants as part of your defense. If you do decide to use live barriers, consider beautiful plants that can hinder. Rose bushes, berry bushes, Firethorn and Hawthorne are great examples to use around the windows of your home. Place them under the easiest access areas. A lawn forgotten is also a sure sign that you don’t care about your home and may have left a way in. Mow your lawn and keep your yard clean.
  • Document your inventory. It involves some time and effort, but taking pictures of items or videotaping your property can help you with insurance claims. List your furniture, grills, smokers, gardening tools and anything else you deem important and valuable. Make sure to create an itemized list to go with your visual proof.
  • Make your mark. Place your name, address, zip code or other unique symbol on your belongings. Place them in discrete locations, so they won’t be noticed or removed. This will help you identify and claim them, should they be stolen. It’s wise, especially if you are using a symbol, to record where you place these identifying marks in the inventory descriptions.
  • Nail it down. Everything from patio furniture to BBQ grills, even heavy fixtures, can be bolted down, bound with cables or cemented in place.
  • Make ‘em run. Another option for securing items is installing alarms that create an excessive amount of noise. Cable alarms can be used for most items in your yard, including riding mowers, tables and chairs, even coolers. The costs are low and the effects are impressive.
  • Know your neighbors.   Neighbors are one of the best deterrents you can have. Sadly, many homeowners don’t get to know one another as they should. Simply by being aware of one another and keeping an eye out for suspicious activities, most thefts can be deterred.  If you go out of town you can ask your neighbors to watch your home.  Host a street barbeque, a fun way to get to know your neighbors.
  • Be careful what info. you give on Social Media.  Never announce on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter that you are out of town or when you will be out of town, you don’t want that information in the wrong hands.
  • Fence it off. A good, strong, six-foot fence will not only keep out most burglars, it can keep animals out of your garden. If you have a fence, check for holes and damage that may need to be repaired or replaced. Do NOT rely on simple lift latches on your gate; these will not deter a thief. Install latches and use padlocks to secure gates.
  • Light it up. If thieves hate to be noticed, one of the best deterrents is to shine a spotlight on them. The best way to do that is installing motion sensors in the backyard. Place them over or near entrances around the house. These devices are cost effective and not only provide safety; they provide extra light on those late nights when you come home.
  • Lock it up. When you leave your home, make sure you lock the windows and doors. It may sound silly, but homeowners often forget or simply don’t mind leaving a backdoor open. Chances are a theft will happen during the day while you’re at work. Thieves, by nature, will simply find the path of least resistance, walk in, take your valuables and leave. Don’t give them that opportunity and check the house before leaving. Make sure your shed is also locked and secured with padlocks.
  • A man’s best friend. Remember that a good line of defense can also be a good friend. Dogs are a wonderful addition to the family and an effective deterrent to potential theft. Don’t want an actual dog? Post signs about the invisible beast living in the house.
  • Keep an eye on it all. The last option, albeit it can be an expensive one, is a security camera system. You should know that a truly effective system is both costly to buy and to maintain over time. Another option, combined with the tips mentioned above, is to install fake ones. Give the dirt bags the illusion that you have your house all under control. The simple presence of a camera can encourage a thief to pick an easier target.

I hope this information will keep you and your love ones safe.  Please contact Billy Parker Exteriors with any questions you may have on securing your patio or home.

 

 

 

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How To Inspect Siding

How To Inspect Siding

There are some basic tips on how to inspect siding and important things to look for when inspecting your siding.  Regular inspections of your siding are an important step in protecting the underlying structure of your home. There are some signs that you can look for on different types of siding to determine whether you need to make a repair. These tips will help you identify any potential problems before more serious issues arise.

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Many homes in the Houston area that were built between the late seventies and into the late nineties had what is known as T-111 siding installed on the exterior.  T-111 siding was a simple plywood siding that looked fine for the first couple of years after it was installed.  Unfortunately, over the course of several years, the siding started to look weathered as it began to deteriorate.  Because the T-111 siding was never designed to last more than a few years, homeowners needed to replace it fairly regularly to keep their home’s exterior looking fine.

 

 

Signs your siding needs replacing:

  • ROT

  • The most obvious problem with T-111 is that it was actually made from plywood.  Over time, and especially in wet climates, the plywood separates or simply rots away.  This happens no matter how many times the siding is painted or treated.  Once rotting begins, the plywood becomes a breeding ground for bugs and fungus.  As the bugs have a field day within the planks, the rotting issue becomes even worse.

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  • Sagging or Brittle
  • Vinyl siding was created in an effort to address the issues associated with T-111 siding.  Unfortunately, vinyl siding can cause similar issues.  With vinyl siding, moisture is often trapped over the course of time between the sub-siding and the vinyl sheets, causing rot to develop and creating a place for bugs to call home.  In addition, there is another issue that is unique to vinyl siding: extreme temperatures cause the vinyl siding to sag or become brittle.
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  • Warped, Swelled or Buckled
  • Today, there is a much better siding option.  HardiePlank® Siding was designed, from the beginning, to stand the test of time.  HardiePlank® Siding resists damage from the impact of flying objects, fire, hail, humidity and thankfully, all types of bug infestation and rot damage.  The reason that it is so much more durable is that this siding is not made from materials prone to deterioration.  It is also important to note that HardiePlank® Siding will not warp, swell, crack or buckle, even in extreme weather conditions.
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  • HardiePlank® Siding is made with a variety of materials all specifically designed to work together to protect the home and keep it looking beautiful for years.  Best of all, the siding selection is quite large; it is available in many different looks, styles and colors.  You can be assured that you will find just the right siding to fit your architecture style and landscaping, increasing your home’s curb appeal.

 

 

Once installed, HardiePlank® Siding will look the same year in and year out; the job of regularly painting your home will become a chore of the past.  This siding will hold its color for more than a decade, several times longer than wood siding.

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Most homeowners are concerned about the safety of their family and their property.  HardiePlank® siding is a fiber cement product which means that it is resistant to fire.  This makes it a much safer choice over other siding materials on the market.  HardiePlank® Siding is recommended for installation where non-combustible construction is required.

Increase Curb Appeal and Resale Value with James Hardie® Siding:

  • HGTV’s “20 Ways to Add Value to Your Home” #1: Spruce Up the Siding
  • Money magazine singles out HardiePlank® siding as a great value; a smart investment that delivers on durability
  • Smart Money magazine lists James Hardie in Smart Fiscal Sense feature
  • #1 Quality Exterior Lap Siding Product for the past eleven years. Builder magazine
  • James Hardie® siding is featured on over 20 Southern LivingCoastal Living andSunset magazine Idea Houses. And on over 30 Houses on ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover.

With durability, flexibility, and beauty, the only logical choice is this James Hardie Siding. It will give you the look you want, with the long-term returns that you desire in any home investment.

Contact the professionals at Billy Parker Exteriors Today and ask about our current special offer!

 

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Built In Grills

Built In Grills

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What Built In Grills are the best?

It’s that time of the year again.  Spring-time is here and the weather is perfect for outdoor barbecues with family and friends.  In today’s busy world, it seems like there’s never enough time to get everything accomplished.  A question we often get from a client is, “What Built In Grills are the best?”  Shopping for outdoor grills can seem tedious, if you don’t have time to do the research.  To help save you time, we wanted to share with you a few Outdoor Kitchen Built In Grills we work with and recommend.  These built in grills we believe will give you the power, temperature and grill features you are looking for.

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At Billy Parker Exteriors our built in grill of choice is the Vintage Grill.

We are proud to represent this made in the USA luxury grill.

Like a fine wine, Vintage Products have remarkably powerful grills and side burners to complete beverage service and refrigeration, the Vintage brand speaks of the finest craftsmanship and truly intelligent design. The Vintage Outdoor Kitchen offers chefs of all abilities the power to create extraordinary meals in an open-air environment. We believe Vintage is that grill that will give you the synthesis of style you want, versatility, and performance you desire.

With that said the Vintage Grill is a luxury grill so pricy but well worth it.

Vintage Grills  Starting at: $1800 to $4500

Some features include:  Gas – Propane – With Smoker – With Rotisserie – With Side Burner – 82500 BTU – 264 square inch – Stainless Steel Grate

Built-In Gas Grills.    The Vintage Gold VBQ36SZG 36 Inch is the built in grill of choice for most of our clients.  It is a Built In Propane Gas Grill With Sear Zone has two stainless steel tube burners and one bottom infrared burner that provides up to 82,500 BTUs of grilling power. Use the rear ceramic infrared burner to rotisserie tender and juicy roasts. This gas grill has ceramic briquettes that click into place, evenly distributing heat and a dedicated smoker burner for a traditional wood fired taste. Prepare meals for the whole family with 660 square inches of main grilling area (264 square inches of secondary cooking area) on the stainless steel cooking grates. The bottom ceramic infrared burner sears meat to perfection, locking in the juices. Start the grill easily using the 9 volt electronic spark ignition. The heli-arc welded stainless steel housing protects your grill against the elements, and built in halogen lights help make barbecuing at night a piece of cake.

To check out more Vintage Grill options go to www.vintageluxurygrills.com

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We realize this luxury grill is not in everyones budget, there are so many affordable built in grills out there that you will love and we can work with just about any grill.

 

Here’s a couple of affordable built in grills that we recommend:

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RCS  – Starting at: $800 to $3300

RCS Cutlass Pro 30 Inch Natural Gas Grill

This RCS Cutlass has all of the features that you would expect from a premium grill, and it adds a little touch of style as well. Polished knobs and blue LED lights on the front panel give this grill the style that pushes it up over the top of some of the other items on this list. Of course, a stainless steel exterior, electronic ignition, and plenty of power are prerequisites for a top 10 grill, and this one has them all!

 

Bull –  Starting at: $960 to $2800

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Bull Angus 4-Burner Stainless Steel Built-In Natural Gas Grill

The Bull Angus is a fantastic grill that is all about value! It comes standard with a smoker box, internal lighting, stainless steel construction, and enough power to get the job done. It also provides 600 square inches of grilling surface, which means you’re paying less money for more space. You also get a rotisserie included with its own dedicated 15,000 BTU burner. There is really nothing that this grill can’t do.

 

There are so many options for outdoor kitchen built in grills that are built with quality, these are just a few of what we recommend. 

Now that you’ve learned some valuable information on outdoor kitchen built in grills, it’s time to get your backyard barbecue started.  Enjoy the season for outdoor cooking and all the delicious barbecue meals you’ll be cooking on your grill.

Contact us to learn more about outdoor kitchen built in grills or for a free consultation on your dream outdoor space.

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Pizza Oven Outdoor Kitchen

Pizza Oven Outdoor Kitchen

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We are so excited about the Pizza Oven Outdoor Kitchen we are currently working on.  Not long and this family’s neighbors will be wondering if a pizza bistro moved in the area.  Billy Parker designed this Outdoor Kitchen w/ authentic wood fired pizza oven.

Our outdoor pizza ovens add that element of fun to our outdoor kitchens and barbecues.  Billy Parker Exteriors specializes in the design & installation of many different types and sizes of pizza ovens, wood burning pizza ovens, and much more!

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One of the first aspects of outdoor pizza oven construction is determining the size of your oven.  Some standard pizza ovens start at the 32″ to 36″ size.  This interior dimension allows for fast heat times of 35 to 45 minutes, and still allows for the cooking of 2 – 10″ pizzas at the same time.  Since pizzas can cook in under 2 minutes in a wood burning pizza oven, this makes an incredible outdoor evening with friends, family & loved-ones!

The second aspect of pizza oven design is the integration with the outdoor kitchen area.  Since Billy Parker Exteriors specialize in all aspects of outdoor construction, we can help you plan and decorate your complete outdoor kitchen area!  From stone accents to an authentic brick pizza ovens – our masons can build just about any type of outdoor pizza oven Just pick your size, pick your specifications, and we do the rest!

You will enjoy years of outdoor cooking with family and friends!  Plus, enjoy some great-tasting “authentic” wood fired pizza!

Here’s a great website on how to build your own Pizza Oven http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-build-a-stone-pizza-oven/index.html

Don’t have time or the skills to build your own, contact the professionals at Billy Parker Exteriors we would love to help you experience the reality of your dreams.

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Attached Outdoor Living Space

IMG_7386We recently completed this attached outdoor living space in Oakhurst. This spacious outdoor living space includes many of the amenities that homeowners are looking for in an outdoor kitchen addition. Some of these amenities include a grill sink, stainless steel grill, mini fridge, fans and recessed LED lighting.  This family is now ready for those hot summer Houston days

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Spring is here and if you are like us you are already thinking of those fun summer days. Get outside and enjoy what nature has to offer.  And if you need a little help with making your outside area a paradise that you love all year long, contact us.   At Billy Parker Exteriors we love creating  beautiful outdoor living spaces and outdoor kitchens for our clients, family and friends.

 

 

 

 

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