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Learning to Garden: It is Easier Than You Think

I used to pull into my driveway after work every day and wish I had beautiful flowers growing in my yard, like many of my neighbors. My parents didn't garden when I was a child, and I thought it was a talent that just didn't run in my family. I decided "what the heck?" one day and started researching gardening tips. I learned how to plant the right flowers in the right places, so they get just enough sunlight. I also learned a lot along my gardening journey, and I now have a beautiful yard filled with flowers that I planted myself! I decided that I wanted to create a blog that helps everyone realize that they can have the yard of their dreams. I hope you learn a lot here that helps you finally have a yard that you love!


Cozy Jacuzzi: Make Your Home Hot Tub Private

No matter how good the home construction and how beautiful the interior décor, there are some parts of a home that are simply priceless. A home hot tub may add less monetary value to a home than other changes, but the social value and the enjoyment will skyrocket with a hot tub. If you are interested in putting a hot tub into your home, you may be thinking about the logistics of setting the Jacuzzi up, and dealing with the maintenance.

If you live in a large neighborhood, or if you have a condominium, it is likely that your neighbors will be able to see into your back yard or patio area. If you want to have some private enjoyment of your hot tub, consider some of these methods for making your personal hot tub private.

Properly place a folding screen

If you do not wish to build a structure around the hot tub, but don't want anyone to be able to see into your tub area, consider setting up a folding screen. A screen around three sides will cover your hot tub, while leaving it accessible in the direction that faces your home. Be sure to select a folding screen that will withstand the elements and water splashes from the hot tub. The best thing about folding screens is that they are simple to pack up, and they can allow light to flow through easily.

A tension rod with a curtain

If you live in a condominium or a home with an HOA, there may be restrictions on the types of structures that you can erect in your backyard or patio area. If this is the case, you can use a tension rod and place a drawing curtain in front of your hot tub. When you are not using the hot tub, the curtain can be pulled open and nondescript, causing no structural disagreements with an HOA. When you are in the tub, you can pull the curtain closed and have private fun.

Rock or brick fireplace

Having a hot tub does not meant that you cannot add further functionality to the back of your home. Place your hot tub in one corner and build a wall with a fireplace directly in front of the hot tub. This will block the hot tub from view, and allow you to use the hot tub in the winter, with the warmth of the water and the fireplace keeping the area sizzling.

Get in touch with a company like California Home Spas & Patio to learn about the installation and upkeep of a hot tub.