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Exterior Additions for Cooler Weather

Cold weather is just around the corner… but that doesn’t mean you have to spend it inside! There are plenty of ways to stay warm and cozy outdoors, even in the coldest months. At First State Building & Design, we…

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Which Patio Is Right For Me?

When it comes to patios, you have options! You can go the traditional route with pavers or flagstone, or something more contemporary, like stamped concrete. Each option has its advantages but which one is right for you? In this blog,…

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Upgrades Your Backyard Needs For 2022

With summer right around the corner, we’re all going to be spending a lot more time outdoors. Barbeques, picnics, and backyard parties are on the horizon; is your backyard ready? Aside from decks and patios, there are many upgrades you…

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What Are Phantom Screens?

As a Phantom Screens distributor, we get a lot of questions about their products. Phantom Screens are retractable door, window, and wall screens that are only visible when in use. When you don’t want to see them, they roll right…

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FSBD’s School Supplies Drive

FSBD’s School Supply Drive FSBD will be holding a school supplies drive for the Delaware Valley Children’s Charity to help local youth get ready for Back-to-School! What?: FSBD is collect school supplies to be donated to the Delaware Valley Children’s…

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5 Exterior Living Ideas for Your Home

Happy Spring! If you’re anything like us, you’re eager to spend time outdoors after being cooped up all winter. With the weather changing, it’s time to start thinking about your backyard. Whether you have under an acre or over 20…

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Frequently Asked Questions About FSBD Projects

Starting a new exterior can be challenging. It’s hard to know which companies you can trust, how much money you will be investing, what the final project is going to look like and what factors go into the design process.…

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Everything You Need To Know About Sunspace Sunrooms

Sunspace creates sunroom options for homeowners with products that are tailored directly to their needs. You choose your own color, size, shape, material, tint, everything! In this blog, we are going to break down all of the basics of their…

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Prepping Your Outdoor Space For Winter

Brrrrr … temperatures are dropping quickly! With less than 2 months until winter, the thought of snow is starting to weigh heavy on our minds. Sure, it’s very pretty and magical, but it takes its toll on unsuspecting victims, like…

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Being The Spookiest House on Your Block (Halloween Special)

Happy Halloween, ghouls and goblins! We can’t believe it is already the spookiest month of the year, but we are so excited to get creepy. When I was a kid, there was one house on the block that always went…

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Ways To Enjoy Your Backyard During Fall

Summer is coming to a close. The days are getting cooler, and we’re putting away the pool floats and flip flops. However, even though summer is over, that doesn’t mean you can’t still use your yard! In fact, fall is…

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Fall Inspired Porch Makeovers

Ah, fall. There are so many things to look forward to in this change of season. Falling leaves, hayrides, pumpkin patches, cozy bonfires. We love all of it. A great way to get in the spirit is decorating for autumn!…

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Throwing The Ultimate Backyard Party

Summer is hanging on by a thread as we make our way through August, which means it’s the perfect time to throw an end of the season bash! Gather up your family, friends, and neighbors, and get ready for the…

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Composite Deck FAQs

Wooden decks are becoming a thing of the past. The main problem with them is the upkeep. They require so much maintenance just to fall apart in a matter of years, plus splinters are nobody’s friend. In recent years, composite…

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How to Garden Without a Yard

Gardening is a wonderful thing. It provides food for your family, pretty flowers to look at, and is great for the environment. Though many of us dream of having a big backyard with multiple garden beds to grow plants in,…

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