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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 …

4 Fire Pit Safety Tips

Fire pits are a beautiful, timeless, and practical addition to your Kansas City home 🔥 Whether you’re looking for a spot to cook smores with your family or warm up during gatherings, a firepit from York Companies is perfect. This being said, there are a few precautions you should take when dealing with a firepit …

How to Budget for An Outdoor Kitchen

Love cooking (or eating) and hosting get-togethers? Outdoor kitchens are a great way to expand your outdoor living space and go beyond just grilling! This asset will make your house the go-to spot for your loved ones to come together at. This attraction is an investment, and understanding what makes the price is vital to …

Outdoor Bar Ideas For Your Kansas City Home

Finally, summer in KC is here! What better way to enjoy the weather than sipping on your favorite cocktails at your outdoor home bar. Good Housekeeping offers some great visual inspiration for all budgets. Here are some of York’s favorite outdoor bar ideas perfect for entertaining guests this summer. Poolside A poolside bar will make …

5 Beautiful Fire Feature Ideas

Fire features are a beautiful way to stay warm while hanging out in your backyard! There are plenty of options, but first you should decide what you want out of the feature—maybe a large fire pit for gatherings or small decorative elements around the pool. If you’re unsure which direction to go in, the experts …

3 Pergola Ideas for Your Backyard

Pergolas are a timeless addition to your backyard and come in a variety of materials and styles. You can create a shaded space from the pool, a trendy dinner space, and much more! Check out these pergola ideas from the experts at York Companies or see our portfolio for more.  Sheer curtains Adding lightweight sheer …

3 Patio Styles for Summer 2021

After another crazy year, we could all use a break this summer! As schools are finishing up and the weather continues to warm up, now is the perfect time to get your patio ready. Whether you’re building a new outdoor living space or just looking for new patio styles & inspiration, York Companies is here …