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.
More time spent outside in areas of the landscape designed as rooms leads us to upgrade to more durable, and more attractive furniture. Since we'll use the outdoor space for a variety of relaxation and entertainment, we're comfortable with budgeting more for our outdoor furnishings.
Patios come in all shapes and sizes, but the nicest ones are the ones that have been planned for comfort and flow. Knowing how you and your family tend to use the outdoor space will help with furnishing your patio for maximum comfort and style. Well-made, sturdy, stylish patio furniture is the key, because ﬁne furnishings really can transform your patio into the best room in the house!
People who spend a lot of quality time around their swimming pools learn what types of furniture work best and what types are poor choices. If you're planning to install a pool in your backyard or if you've recently moved into a home with a pool, this little primer on the best patio furniture for lounging around the pool will help save you from the trial and error method of choosing poolside furniture, which, after all, is a costly way to outfit your pool and patio area!
When shopping for a patio umbrella, you'll soon discover that there's more to decide on than just a color that will go nicely with your patio furniture. You'll have to decide whether you want a market, cantilever, or Shanghai umbrella, along with a suitable base to hold it up.