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Patios and Outdoor Living Spaces

Patios and Outdoor Living Spaces

Patios and Outdoor Living Spaces – Today’s guest blog is by DCD Law Firm. The opinions expressed by the author in this and all guest blogs are not necessarily those of Gainesville Screen and Patio.

Patios and Outdoor Living Spaces

Patios and Outdoor Living Spaces

Have you ever looked at your patio or barren outdoor space and wished that it did not look the way it does? Looking through several outdoor decorating catalogs might have sparked the interior designer within you. Scrolling on Instagram, one frequently comes across people posting picture-perfect backyards and patios. Why envy others when you can transform your own neglected space into something just as spectacular?

It’s time to do something about that ignored outdoor space adjoining your home and turn it into your personal dream space for entertainment and relaxation. No matter how small your patio, there’s a lot you can do to make it cozy and beautiful at the same time. If you are able to do the work yourself, don’t worry, there are professionals you can turn to for help.

Before you start brainstorming for ideas, remember that your patio must feel like a part of the rest of your home. Do not let this extension of your home appear unrelated to the rest of your home and the rest of the home’s exterior.  Your patio should be a combination of indoor and outdoor elements. Greenery can be a great effect, so don’t hesitate to surround your space with plants. It would be best not to overdo it though unless you appreciate a rainforest or jungle theme.

Add cozy outdoor furniture so you can sit and lounge on your patio with friends or family. There are exclusive varieties of furniture available all over the market that were specifically designed to decorate the outdoor parts of your home. But, you do not necessarily have to stick to those trends and should definitely do your own thing. You can mix and match different pieces of outdoor furniture and even add a rug to make it look like another room of the house.

If you’re among the fortunate ones who have a large outdoor space for a patio, there’s actually so much you can do with this extra space. You can divide it into multiple segments: a space for dining, a place for reading, and even a small pool or hot tub if it is feasible. A large patio is great for throwing parties and family gatherings involving barbeques and board games. But, do not attempt to expand a small patio by trespassing on your neighbor’s property; the mere extension will not be worth the legal charges you could face.

For those who have neighbors close together, you can always put up a fence or a partition to add comfort and privacy. If your patio isn’t as roomy as you would like, you can still rearrange stuff to make it look more spacious. Try your best not to trespass on your neighbor’s property because trespassing is a punishable offense!

Finally, yet importantly, get the lighting right. Hanging lanterns and fairy lights will make your outdoor space look exquisite, however, if that’s not doable then you can use different sorts of exterior lamps as well. When you’re using your patio for get-togethers, you can always increase seating by keeping several cushions around. this not only allows to house a bigger audience but also gives the place a more comfy vibe.

Tips to Avoid Personal Injury While Swimming

Tips to Avoid Personal Injury While Swimming

Tips to Avoid Personal Injury While Swimming. Today’s guest blog is by Robert J. Franks and Associates. The opinions expressed by the author in this and all guest blogs are not necessarily those of Gainesville Screen and Patio.

In summers, swimming is a great exercise to relieve stress and have fun with your friends and family. According to the USA Consumer Product Safety Commission Report, approximately 400 people drown in swimming pools and spas every year, while leaving thousands injured in swimming pool accidents.

In addition, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have further stated that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children under the age of four. These instances highlight the grave danger swimming poses to an individual and likely possibility of personal injury. In such a situation, it is advisable to consult a personal injury lawyer that can help you in receiving financial compensation for the injuries you have sustained in the swimming accident.

Let us have a look at the tips for staying safe while swimming.  

Tips to Avoid Personal Injury While Swimming

Tips to Avoid Personal Injury While Swimming

Make Sure Your Family Knows Swimming 

The likelihood of drowning or sustaining serious personal injury increases if you or your family does not know how to swim. It is advisable to give your children young age swimming lessons to avoid any fatal injury. Swimming lessons from a young age help the kids in knowing how to tread water. In addition to this, children should also know how to do a basic doggy paddle or float on their back. All these exercises ensure your kid safety and maximize the fun at the pool. 

Ensure Safety Rules Around Pools  

The areas around pools are often slippery and wet. To ensure your safety, one should avoid running around the edges. However, one should always be ready for the worst scenarios. Therefore, it is important to keep pool gear and toys stored in a safe place instead of placing them on the ground near the pool. Slipping, tripping, and falling by swimming pools can lead to serious brain and body injuries such as concussions, broken bones, and other traumatic bones injuries. Therefore, by avoiding tripping hazards, you can help keep everyone safe at the swimming pool.  

Tips to Avoid Personal Injury While Swimming

Provision of Adequate Supervision  

It is always in your best interest to swim when a lifeguard is on duty. Moreover, if you and your family choose to swim without the support of a lifeguard, you can still help keep everyone safe by paying attention to them especially children. As children have a high probability of drowning. Therefore, it is advisable to make sure of the presence of an adult. It can help decrease the risk of a swimming pool accident.  

Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer  

Precisely, if you or your loved one is injured in a swimming pool accident due to someone else’s negligence, consult a personal injury lawyer immediately. He/she can help you in filing a claim against the perpetrators, and claim the financial settlement against the injuries sustained in the accident.

Personal injuries have a long-lasting impact on your health in the event of permanent disfigurement. This will not only affect your financial position but leave a major dent on your mental health as well. A personal injury lawyer will file a claim against the sustained injuries so that you can cover the financial loss occurred to you due to this accident.     

Tips to Avoid Personal Injury While Swimming

Swimming Pool Screen Enclosures

Swimming Pool Screen Enclosures

Swimming Pool Screen Enclosures. Are you considering adding a swimming pool enclosure over your swimming pool? Swimming pool covers (also known as pool cages) are a great addition to any swimming pool. Not only do they help control mosquitos and other annoying pests from disturbing your pool parties and cookouts, but they also keep leaves and other debris from entering your swimming pool; which means less skimming and cleaning for you. Although you may have decided to add a swimming pool enclosure, you probably still have a lot of questions like what size, style, and color? That’s where Gainesville Screen and Patio can help!

Swimming Pool Screen Enclosures

We can help you design a swimming pool cage that is not only efficient but attractive and within your budget as well. Let us take the worry out of the process by handling everything from planning and design, to construction. We can provide the materials, equipment, design, and labor, so all you will need to do is plan your first pool party!

We know you have questions, and we can answer those questions during your free pool enclosure estimate. Questions like, how large does the pool enclosure need to be? How far will the pool cage extend beyond the pool deck? How much preparation will it require? Will you need to relocate any existing plants and patio furniture? Will any exterior work be required before construction can begin. We can answer these and any other questions you may have.

There are many other things to consider as well such as choosing quality materials that can withstand hurricane-force winds, rain, and other weather conditions. Also, you will want to select materials that will stand the test of time. They should be lightweight but strong and able to resist corrosion. Aluminum is the best choice for a swimming pool cage because it meets those requirements and is also attractive and cost-effective.

Swimming Pool Screen Enclosures

You will also want to be sure to select a quality screen product. In addition to keeping pests out, a screen should also protect from harmful UV-rays and be strong enough to withstand not only natures elements but those of children and pets as well. We can help with selecting the best products for your screen room enclosure. We can take care of the entire process including pulling the proper permits as well.

So what are you waiting for? We take the hassle out of screen room enclosures, so you can just enjoy your time by the swimming pool. Call Gainesville Pool and Patio today for a free estimate on your screen pool enclosure. We can be reached by calling 352-375-2500 or by using the contact us form on our website.

Swimming Pool Screen Enclosures