Category Archives: Exterior Design

Winter Planning for Summer Outdoor Living

Don’t wait until you have ditched your winter coat for shorts and flip flops to begin planning your new outdoor space. If you want to enjoy it for the spring and summer, it needs to be planned now, in the winter. Whether it is an outdoor kitchen, patio, or deck, it will take time to […]







The Before & After Story of an Exterior Makeover

A Ballwin, MO couple still loved their one-and-a-half story ranch home built in 1978. The location is ideal for them, and interior modifications made over the years provide all they need. The exterior of the home needed some maintenance updates, and this highlighted how dated the look of the home had become (see the photo […]


A Mason’s Advice on Brick Chimney Leaks and Repairs

Randy Sloss is the Mason for Mosby Building Arts, following in the footsteps of his mason father and grandfather. Along with brick, stone and tuckpointing work, he spends a lot of time on roofs looking at chimneys. Learn about brick chimney leaks, repair and maintenance directly from the expert. 75% of brick chimneys on homes built […]