Imagine having your own built-in vacation spot, a relaxing pool deck where you and your family can escape this summer. Dream no more, with some advice from these local experts. ...

Stone walkways, patios and retaining walls are no longer reserved for stately old mansions. Thanks to a variety of new materials, hardscaping creates special outdoor areas for homes contemporary and traditional. ...

Learn why a "huge inventory" philosophy works for this St. Charles retailer of ski and patio equipment. ...