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Outdoor Living Spaces on the Rise August 5, 2011

It used to be that out-door living spaces were only conducive to sunny California, and weather permitting homes.  However, a recent trend is on the rise, and back yards are being used more as “bonus room” than a place to play catch or have the dog run around.

Perfectly landscaped back yards, and expensive furniture  can be a lot of work.  Whether you are maintaining the lawns yourself or paying to have it done, it is quite an undertaking.  You also have to worry about the weather, when it rains you have to run home and bring all the cushions, and tables inside before they are destroyed by the rain.

There are however, plenty of benefits to having a space like this.  When you are having a backyard BBQ, or simply a quiet night with a glass of wine, they can be quite the relaxation room that you may be looking for.  If you can afford it space wise, there are ways of getting around the pricey costs of weather permitting furniture and creating a little oasis for those hot summer nights.

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Outdoor living space, Photo provided by Jeff Sandquist

Even if you don’t have the biggest yard to work with, you can still create a space for a little “me” time.  Try using bricks to separate a space and start out with a chair and some comfy but bright colored pillows.  Over time you can build up the spaces adding a table, and a couch, etc.  The trick is to make it look as comfortable as can be.

Another benefit to a back yard living space is having a cool place to go after a hot day.  If you don’t have air conditioning then you must enjoy being outside, because on those extremely hot days you won’t want to be stuck in a stuffy house.  Use your space as a place to cool off and enjoy the nice weather (hopefully) the summer has to offer.

 

Just Because It’s Outdoors Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Furniture June 3, 2010

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No one likes to be inside during the summer. Everyday is almost picture perfect and staying indoors is just a waste of beautiful weather. However, sometimes all you want to do is sit on your couch and not move. This presents a predicament for couch potatoes everywhere. It’s beautiful outside, so you should be outside, but you’re too tired and/or lazy and want to sit on your comfy couch. Luckily with the right patio furniture you can do both! But you have to be careful about which patio furniture you pick, so that your outdoor furniture looks as good as your indoor furniture.

The first thing you have to take into account is how much patio furniture you want. If you have a big patio then probably a few pieces, but if you only have a small table then you probably just want one or two chairs so that people can sit. Are you going to serve food outside? If so, it’s best to think of patio furniture that has a dining feel so that you can serve food and do so in a lovely manner. Finally think about how much money you want to spend and what type of climate you live in. If there’s harsh weather then don’t go nuts buying expensive patio furniture because it might get ruined by the changing weather.

A patio is a great place for people to come, relax, and enjoy each other’s company. This is why it’s important to have the right patio furniture, so that you can relax with friends and family both inside and out.