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Transforming Your Patio on a Budget

Transforming Your Patio on a Budget

There’s a saying that “the kitchen is the heart of the home.” Whoever coined that phrase must not have had an inviting patio! Whether you live in a rural community with no neighbors for miles, the bustling big city, or the friendly suburbs, when you’ve got a patio, you can enjoy the great outdoors just steps from the creature comforts of home.

If you are not taking full advantage of this space, you’re missing out! Fortunately, you don’t need to spend a ton of money to make your patio cozy and appealing. With some strategic changes, your patio can become an outdoor oasis and favorite gathering spot for family and friends.

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What to Look for in a Patio Umbrella

What to Look for in a Patio Umbrella

A patio umbrella is a decorative and extremely useful addition to any patio or outdoor deck. It protects you from both sun and rain, allowing you to enjoy outdoor living in all but the most extreme conditions. It also adds a dash of whimsy, delighting adults and children alike. But not all patio umbrellas are created equal. Here’s what you should look for in your next patio umbrella.

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5 Tips for a Stress-Free Outdoor Party

5 Tips for a Stress-Free Outdoor Party

Whether your idea of an outdoor party is mimosas at brunch or beer by the pool, planning an outdoor get-together can be stressful. In addition to all of the tasks required when planning any party, you also have to contend with Mother Nature. Fortunately, following these 5 simple tips can help to ensure that your outdoor party is stress-free.

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Petite Patio Inspirations for Apartment Dwellers in Urban Areas

Petite Patio Inspirations for Apartment Dwellers in Urban Areas

Living in a smaller space doesn’t necessarily mean compromising style and trendy décor. After you settle into an apartment, you’ll definitely want to consider livening up each area, no matter how small. Don’t forget to include the patio in your plans! This will be your favorite spot to kick back and relax or to entertain friends once you add just the right touches. Sometimes, when it comes to apartment life, you have to think small to make a big impression. Consider some of these petite patio inspirations for apartment dwellers living in urban areas.

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How to Get Your Patio Ready for Summer

How to Get Your Patio Ready for Summer

Organize your patioThe hot months of summer are fast approaching, and you really want to enjoy life outside on your patio. There has been some wear and tear on the patio furniture, and you are looking for ways to make every piece look fresh and new again. Some great methods to do just this include: Continue reading

A Quick Lesson On Tile Patterns For Patio Spaces

A Quick Lesson On Tile Patterns For Patio Spaces

Tile is one material that can be used to totally transform your patio, outdoor stairs, or walkway. It comes in an endless array of materials, colors, sizes and styles. However, you will need to use the right tile pattern if you want phenomenal results. Here are the basics you’ll need to review before getting started with them in your outdoor space.

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2017 Outdoor Furniture Trends

2017 Outdoor Furniture Trends

Choosing the best outdoor furniture for your garden can sometimes be a challenge, it often defines the atmosphere for your outdoor living area, and is crucial to creating an inviting and aesthetically pleasing setting. As with a lot of other aspects of home décor, the types of outdoor furniture we see seems to be changing year after year, and with that in mind, have a look at the 2017 outdoor furniture trends below so you can try incorporate them into your outdoor space.

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Planning an Ideal Outdoor Living Space

Planning your Ideal Outdoor Living Space

When spring and summer hit, there’s no better place to be than outside. Many of us spend too much time indoors, even when the weather is great. For those who like to enjoy the great outdoors in the comfort of their own backyard, planning a beautiful, comfortable outdoor living space can encourage them and their families to experience the benefits of being outside more often.

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3 Must Haves For Your Backyard

3 Must Haves For Your Backyard

Your backyard is an extension of your home. It’s an outdoor space for relaxing with your family, and it’s the perfect spot for entertaining guests and even sharing a meal. Just as you’d decorate your living room, your bedroom, or any other room in your home to suit your own personal tastes, your backyard should also be styled and landscaped in a way that reflects your personality and, perhaps most importantly, how you want to use the space.Patio Continue reading

Create a Meditation Space in Your Backyard

Create a Meditation Space in Your Backyard

Everyone’s life is just a little more complicated than it used to be. Stress from work and too many commitments negatively affects our physical and mental health. Many people are turning to meditation to help them cope. It is scientifically proven to relieve stress, combat insomnia, and improve focus. One of the great things about mediation is it is easy to do just about anywhere. However, a dedicated space for meditating makes the practice easier and provides an anytime relaxing retreat. While this space could be anywhere in your house, if you create it outside, you also get the added benefits of connecting to nature. If you have a yard, it is easy to create a special space for meditating, keeping four main points in mind.

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