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4 Heavenly Summer Fire Pit Recipes

Now that we’re all counting the days until summer, it’s time to try some fun new summer fire pit recipes! The benefits of a custom fire pit are undeniable, from entertainment to increasing your home’s value. Who doesn’t love sharing a late night s’more with loved ones?! However, if you’re looking to switch things up, …

Must-Know Pool Safety Tips

We all know the classic rule: “don’t run by the pool”, but first time pool owners need to know more than that before they begin installation. Ensuring your family’s safety is always at the forefront of the York Companies team’s minds, but here are some key pool safety tips to protect you once our work …

3 Trending Pool Styles of 2022

This year has brought a lot of changes, but the luxury of having a backyard pool is permanent. Nothing beats hopping in your pool and relaxing in the sun in your own little slice of paradise, so why not make it a daily ritual?    Whether you opt for fiberglass or salt water, there are …

Trending Outdoor Kitchen Designs in 2022

We’re back with more trending home designs to inspire your next project! If you haven’t read our trending bathroom and kitchen designs blogs yet, remember to swing by those for more visual inspo.    There are many reasons that an outdoor kitchen is a good investment, from maximizing your time spent outside to potentially offering …

Top 3 Deck Building Mistakes to Avoid

A deck is a versatile space perfect for hosting, exercising, and simply soaking up the sunshine! Creating a personalized deck that fits your needs and aesthetic entails a whole lot of big decisions, but the York Companies’ deck building team is here to help! Here are some of the most common deck building mistakes we …

Thoughtful Backyard Date Ideas

Staying in for Valentine’s Day is more than socially acceptable now! You can limit distractions and create a beautiful, intimate date night tailored to what your partner loves ❤️ If you need some inspiration, here are some backyard date ideas to try that are sure to set you up for an unforgettable night. Don’t forget …

Top 5 Benefits of an Outdoor Fireplace

Want to put your backyard to use even when it’s chilly? Outdoor fireplaces are the perfect solution to extending your outdoor time in Kansas City, plus you can make some of your favorite foods around them! Ready to make your backyard the hotspot (literally) for social gatherings?    Here are the top 5 benefits of …

How To Design a Sunroom For Your Needs

There are many benefits of having a sunroom in Kansas City, including increasing your home’s value, having space versatility, and sun exposure aiding your mental and physical health ☀️ As the weather begins to push us inside, now is the ideal time to design a sunroom so you can experience looking at the outdoors minus …

Benefits of a Custom Fire Pit

As fall sets in and the weather cools down, now is a perfect time to start enjoying a fire pit. There are countless stunning fire pit and fire feature styles to illuminate and complete your home’s backyard escape, from modern black matte materials to large traditional stone fireplaces. The benefits of a fire pit range …

Outdoor Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is creeping up on us this year! Hosting a backyard Halloween party is a great way to soak up fall in KC. No matter what theme you’re going for, there are a few essentials you need to have to prepare your outdoor living space or deck. Here’s the York Companies team’s pro tips & …

What Goes Into the Cost of an Indoor Pool?

Indoor pools are the best option to enjoy swimming year round in your Kansas City home. There are many benefits of an indoor pool⁠—you’ll avoid sunburns, have more privacy, swim in perfectly heated water, and won’t have to do as much maintenance! If you’re thinking about investing in an indoor pool or trying to budget …

Decorating a Screened Porch for Fall

There are many reasons you’ll love a screened porch in Kansas City, especially during the fall 🍂 They’re a great way to continue enjoying the outdoors without the downsides of rain, debris, and bugs. So, how should you use it in the fall/winter? Here’s a guide to decorating a screened porch for fall from the …