Fire pits are a wonderful addition to any backyard because of their relative inexpensiveness, beauty, and ability to extend one’s yard use through the colder autumn and winter months. However, the keyword here is “fire” and any carelessness can wreak serious havoc on one's home, yard, and neighbors.
With spring upon us, it's time to start thinking about spending more time outdoors. Whether you're planning on updating your current outdoor space, replacing worn out pieces, or designing a new space for the first time, it's essential you don't forget about the pillows and cushions!
A firepit is truly a must-have feature that brings ambience and a sense of coziness to your patio. People love to gather around a fire -- after all, they've been doing just that for thousands of years!
Some of the finest outdoor furniture is made with teak, and it's no wonder. Teak is saturated with natural oils that help protect it from moisture, insects and rot, enabling it to survive beautifully in its natural environment -- the rain forest.
Barbecue season is on the horizon for those in the colder states, and it's already arrived for those fortunate enough to enjoy barbecue season nearly year-round. In any case, now is a good time to get prepared with some new ideas and new skills to make this year's first outdoor grilling party your best ever! Who better to look to for some grill-savvy tips than a top chef. The following 7 tips for a better barbecue season are courtesy of professional chef, Jamie Oliver.
If you're adding a new patio to the home and landscape this year, you're likely excited and ready to get started. While it is an exciting addition, don't move too fast with it. The patio will be there for years to come, possibly when you've moved to a bigger home and forgotten all about it. Before you get started, remember that the addition can add value to the home or detract from the value. Make sure to plan accordingly.
Spring is literally right around the corner and that means it's time to make your list of spring chores, many of which are outdoor chores. Fortunately for most of us, it's not quite as bad doing chores when you get to spend times outdoors during the first mild, sunny days of springtime!
Wicker furniture, the classic staple to outdoor living spaces and houses owned by our grandmothers. Wicker provides warmth to a living space, as it is versatile, sturdy and can have modern, clean lines or classic lines.
As spring approaches, we begin thinking of outdoor projects and gatherings that involve the patio. The gentle temperatures of spring draw us outside to plant seeds and pot new plants. Decorate the patio with living greenery that produces flowers, fragrance, or colorful foliage.
No matter what type of patio furniture you choose, you want it to last a long time. You may think that your outdoor furniture is meant to withstand all types of weather, but over time it can become faded by the elements and start to deteriorate. At the end of summer, it is tempting to just leave your furniture outside, however winter weather can harm unprotected furniture. Snow and rain damage wood materials, leaving your wooden furniture warped, split or mildewed. Even if you live in a sunny beach location, salt water can corrode your metal frames. The good news is, maintaining your patio furniture can be easy. Try protecting your patio furniture with furniture covers. Here are a few tips to help you chose the best covers for your patio furniture.