Brooke Humphrey Outdoor June 28th, 2018 - 04:05:14
Cooking and dining outdoors is part of the summer experience for many individuals. However, cold weather, rain and other outdoor obstacles can often make it difficult to enjoy outdoor living whenever the mood strikes. Instead, why not create an indoor picnic area that can be enjoyed year-round? All you'll need is a patio or picnic table, and an area to create your indoor "outdoor" environment. A corner of your basement, garden room, indoor patio or breezeway could be just the place to create a picnic-like dining area.
You can even find great outdoor furniture to complement your outdoor areas. Sets of umbrella and tables with matching chairs look great on a deck. You can get the shade and enjoy cool lemonade while reading outside.
When choosing outdoor support for areas, such as, outdoor counters, shelving, and awnings, forged iron is clearly a good choice over other materials that deteriorate quickly and those that are weak and flimsy. Look for a metal that is of a heavy gauge or heavy duty iron. Not only will you achieve a strong support, for your counters and such, but you will be bringing in design and character to your outdoor living space through using decorative iron. There are many decorative architecture iron products on the market that work beautifully in outdoor and indoor settings.
Planning a retreat area really doesn't require a great deal of time, effort, or even money. In fact, you may already have everything you'll need. A comfortable place to sit, a source of light, and some basic amenities that support activities that you find to be relaxing are all you really need. To enhance the illusion of being outdoors, it can be fun to use patio furniture and other outdoor accents to create a look that's "almost" outdoors. If desired, you can also add a few decorative touches to make your retreat area a bit more appealing. For example, nature-themed metal wall art or a few live plants can be used to add some decorative appeal.
Outdoor decorating not only improves the value of your home but will also give you up to a 100% return on your investment. With just a few tips and ideas you can be on your way to enhancing your home's curb appeal. Begin with a well thought out plan that includes landscaping, lighting, a focal point, an outdoor feature, pottery and possibly a sitting area. By thinking things out before you make purchases you can avoid costly mistakes.
One of my favorite outdoor decor pieces is bamboo water spouts. A beutifuly designed Japanese bamboo water fountain like a Shishi Odoshi (Deer Scarer) bamboo fountain creates zen-like back yard. A perfect compliment to a Shishi Odoshi fountain is a tea stand and fragrant Asian herbs.
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