An Outdoor Space Just for You

How to Design an Outdoor Living Space that Matches Your Lifestyle

Everyone adapts their interior spaces to accommodate how they live; avid readers build in bookcases, while couch potatoes install home theaters. Sadly, many homeowners overlook the opportunity to similarly customize their outdoor spaces. The result is generic outdoor spaces that don’t provide maximum enjoyment. The good news is that Williams Lumber is here to help. With seven locations, including two kitchen and bath showrooms in Pleasant Valley and Rhinebeck, Williams has been the Hudson Valley’s first stop for home improvement since 1946. And unlike big box home centers, Williams is proudly family owned and its staff excels at customer service. Need design advice? Help choosing a product? Stop by Williams Lumber—they’re eager to help.

So, would you like your outdoor space to be as tailored to your lifestyle as your indoor space? Here are some tips from Williams for creating an outdoor environment that’s perfectly tailored to you.

The Conscious Builder

If sustainability is important to you, consider using Trex boards instead of the more common pick, pressure treated wood decking. Trex deck systems are composed of up to 95% recycled content from industrial wood scraps and plastic from mailer bags, shopping bags, and shrink wrap. Trex keeps more than 1 billion pounds of plastic and wood scrap out of landfills each year. Even better, Trex products are long lasting and maintenance free while pressure treated wood decks require regular applications of stains, sealant, or paint. Curious? Drop by Williams Lumber to see the limitless possibility of this gorgeous, sustainable material. Trex’s huge variety of colors, rail profiles, and stair and deck configurations make any design possible—they even make long-lasting outdoor furniture and pergolas.

The Fired-Up Chef

If you’re a cook looking forward to playing with fire, check out the grilling department at Williams Lumber. There, you could go traditional with a tried-and-true Weber grill, or you could take your grilling further with a Classic Joe by Kamado Joe. Its three sizes of ceramic grills offer the ability to cook at different temperatures simultaneously, plus, its SlōRoller hyperbolic insert instantly turns your Kamado Joe into a smoker. Williams Lumber is also there for those hardwood fanatics: they carry the Traeger line of grills that also smoke, bake, roast, braise, and bbq over wood pellets. And, if you’re considering a firepit, but you’re concerned about the pollution generated by open fires, check out Williams Lumber’s line of Solo Stove firepits. These sleek, smokeless, stainless-steel hearths release fewer pollutants into the air, plus, your hair and clothes won’t smell like last night’s fire.

The Entertainer

If your idea of outdoor living is effortless entertaining, visit Williams Lumber to explore the world of Cambridge Hardscapes and Outdoor Living Products. These interlocking concrete paving systems are earth-friendly, recyclable, and sustainably sourced in the USA, plus, the systems can be used in myriad ways: in retaining walls, on patios, and in driveways, walkways, and steps. Drop by Williams Lumber to see how Cambridge’s huge variety of sustainable and recyclable hardscape solutions can transform your wilderness into a beautiful, comfortable, and accessible outdoor living space.

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