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17 Ways to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home

Beautiful house with great curb appeal illuminated at dusk.

Everybody wants that picture-perfect, delightfully welcoming home. Whether you’re a fan of the sleek minimalist look or country cottage chic, improving the curb appeal of your home need not take a lot of time or money. If you’re looking into giving your home a bit more curb appeal, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article we’ll be discussing 17 fantastic ways to improve those all-important first impression. So, without further ado, let’s talk all things home improvement.

Reasons Every Home Should Have a Wood-Burning Stove

Traverse Lifestyle Wood-Burning Stove

It’s hard to beat the cozy, warm atmosphere provided by a traditional wood-burning fireplace. Not only do they offer a focal point to any room, but they are also a practical and valuable addition to your home. There are many reasons to consider a fireplace for your living room, kitchen or bedroom.

Read on to discover the top five benefits of installing a wood-burning stove or fireplace in your home!

The Simple Steps to Creating a Private Backyard Spa Installation

Private backyard hot tub install with woman relaxing inside her spa.

Few things are as tranquil as relaxing in an outdoor hot tub. The sounds of nature can help to set you at ease, while the warm water and jets work their magic to help your body relax. While your backyard living space may provide you with an outdoor oasis that is truly your own, some homeowners wish to go the extra mile and make it as private as possible.

Soak in peace and privacy with these helpful and simple steps to creating a more private hot tub installation.

Things to Do While Waiting for Hot Tub Delivery

In-ground Sundance Spas installation.

If you’re on a wait list for your hot tub installation, worry not. There’s plenty to do to prepare for your spa’s arrival. Not sure what to do first? Here’s a list of some of small projects to tackle as you await your hot tub installation.

The Complete Guide to Buying Your First Hot Tub

The Kingston hot tub from Sundance Spas

Owners of outdoor hot tubs will tell you, they are far more than just an exotic upgrade from your typical backyard pool. It is an investment. And like all investments, it needs a lot of thinking and planning before you commit to it. But once you’ve made that decision, you’ll realize how much of a difference having a hot tub in your backyard can really make.

Top 5 High-Performance Outdoor Living Product Brands

Stihl Power Tools

No matter what your outdoor project, it’s important to use good quality products if you want the job done right. Whether you have a major DIY project on your hands or are performing routine maintenance, having the right tools is vital to the appearance of your outdoor space.

Here at Big John’s, our focus is on getting the best products into the hands of our customers. With that in mind, here are the top five brands to consider when purchasing a product to take your landscaping to the next level.

Ways to Stay Healthy While Spending More Time at Home

Family having fun in their Sundance Spas hot tub.

There’s no doubt about it, many families and individuals are spending more time at home these days. While the novelty of staying home may have been intriguing at first, after a while it has worn off for many as they run out of things to do. Not to mention the lack of ways to stay healthy. Well, with a few improvements to your home, backyard and lifestyle, you’ll be finding yourself staying busy while contributing to an overall healthier lifestyle.

Creating a Backyard Space Dedicated to Privacy and Relaxation

Outdoor Sundance Spas installation under a pergola.

Does your back yard need an upgrade? If your goal is to enjoy rest and relaxation in your outdoor space, you’ve come to the right spot. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of tips to turn your back yard into your own personal paradise.

We’ll begin with our top suggestions to make your space private, relaxing and inviting.

Landscaping Ideas for Your Hot Tub This Spring

Landscaping Ideas for Your Hot Tub This Spring

If you, like many people, are eager to get outside in the beautiful weather, now is a great time to consider examining your outdoor space. In doing so, you can consider any changes that you would like to make to meet your backyard goals. Depending on what you want to accomplish, there are countless landscaping ideas out there to help you this spring. Working with the beauty of your own back yard, you can create your own personal oasis.

Traeger Grills VS. Yoder Smokers: What Grill is Best?

Traeger grill.

With warmer weather coming around you may be planning all the ways you’re going to enjoy the outdoors this spring. Some people may like relaxing in a Tacoma® Spa and others may like hiking, but one thing almost everyone can agree on is that grilled food is great. Besides being delicious, grilled food is healthier because it uses less oil. Plus, who doesn’t like a burger or some BBQ on the weekend? While in your search to become a grill master this spring, you may have come across two very popular grill manufacturers: Traeger Grills and Yoder Smokers. You may be wondering which grill is the best. Below, we’ll go over some of the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

The Complete Guide to Getting in Shape with a Swim Spa

Outdoor swim spa installation.

Outdoor swim spas are great for getting exercise in a convenient way. Swim spas are larger than normal spas or hot tubs, but they are more compact than a swimming pool. A high-powered jetting system can be found at one end of swim spa, which can push water at a continuous pace for the a swim spa owner to swim against. Swim spas have adjustable settings so that you can swim at your own pace.

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at how a swim spa can be utilized to help you exercise.

5 Models of Hot Tub You Need to See

Woman relaxing in the Capri hot tub from Sundance Spas.

Talking to an expert about your hot tub purchase is important. This is because making the right decision will ensure you get the most out of your hot tub. There are many things to consider when purchasing a hot tub for the first time. That’s why our team at Big John’s is here to help! Our experts at Big John’s know that there are three main factors that potential hot tub owners need to consider before making a commitment: price, size, and features. Below, we’ve compiled a list that covers 5 hot tub models that will surely fit your needs.

7 Gift Ideas for the BBQ Master in Your Life

BBQ accessories including meat thermometer and grilling pan.

Everyone loves a good BBQ, and chances are that you have a BBQ master in your life. It may seem hard to come up with the perfect gift for someone, but there are many options available for someone who likes to grill. Whether you’re looking for something big or something small, there’s a perfect gift waiting for the BBQ master in your life!

Choosing the Right Foundation for Your Hot Tub

Outdoor hot tub installation on a concrete patio

Choosing the right foundation for your hot tub is imperative. Choosing the wrong place to put your hot tub can lead to a number of issues long term. Placing your hot tub in the wrong spot will inevitably lead to a very expensive repair bill, create an unsafe environment for you and loved ones, and in some cases, even make your hot tub unusable. However, understanding your options for hot tub foundations will give you the knowledge to avoid these incidents from happening.

The Ultimate Checklist to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Outdoor hot tub installation surrounded by fall flowers.

Fall is upon us. And, with the change of season, comes some crucial home maintenance. While preparing your home and yard for the cooler temperatures isn’t as fun as setting out your Halloween decorations, it’s something that should make it on your to-do list sooner rather than later. Remembering everything that needs to be done each year can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this handy checklist to help you stay on track.

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