An outdoor kitchen is a cool idea that adds unconventional functionality and decor to your home. Your kitchen is the heartbeat of your home, center it around your outdoor patio or the deck of your new home. Eliminate the amount of traffic that runs through your kitchen and minimize cleaning after family meals with an outdoor kitchen. Your guests will enjoy mingling in your outdoor cooking area. You also have several design ideas to easily customize your kitchen. If you're considering an outdoor kitchen, consider the top 3 reasons that make your innovative kitchen ideas a wonderful idea.
With warmer weather come ubiquitous promotions for patio furniture, giant fire pits, and monster gas grills that would be right at home on HGTV. It's easy to think that summer entertaining outdoors is the privilege of homeowners with huge, spacious yards. But even if you only have a little outdoor space, there's no need to stay cooped up inside. You can invite your friends and family out to enjoy a small but chic slice of the great outdoors no matter what your square footage is.
Increasingly, people are understanding how enjoyable outdoor spaces can be. They provide a connection to nature, letting people enjoy pleasant weather, and they can expand the living space in a home without having to build new rooms. However, matching your outdoor and indoor spaces can be challenge, especially if you already have a preferred style. Here are three tips for blending your indoor and outdoor style seamlessly.
Container gardening appeals to those with balconies, decks, rooftops or small areas in the home. Even in larger spaces, the use of pots allows for more watering control, soil content and variability in color and texture. Plus, moving them indoors and outdoors is easier. The options are endless and the choices can be overwhelming. Choosing the right plants to go with the right pots is probably a good place to start.
There are many reasons why it's important to plan out your garden before you begin planting. Some plants work well when they are together, and some plants fight against each other. The following are things to think about before you plant that first seed, along with suggestions for the best plant pairings.
Grilling delicious food on warm summer days is a joy everyone should experience at least once. To assure that a grill operates at its best for as long as possible, and in turn, to assure that as many warm cookouts as possible are recorded, however, owners should take a few simple-yet-effective steps to protect their barbecues from the wear and tear of inclement weather.
Because, as many grill owners will attest to, rain, wind, and even snow can be especially tough to guard against without indoor space to store a unit. Tough is far from impossible, though, and the following tips make maximizing barbecues’ lifespans in the face of adverse weather a simple and straightforward task.
An outdoor fountain can enhance the appearance of your lawn or garden. But without proper cleaning and maintenance, your fountain will look dingy and become a breeding ground for a host of problems. First, unkempt fountains eventually become overgrown with algae and mineral deposits which can clog your fountain's filtration system. You will also have to contend with mosquitoes that will lay their larvae in your fountain. Frighteningly, mosquitoes can lay 100-200 eggs at a time, and the eggs typically hatch within 24 hours! And let's not forget the foul smell of a dirty fountain. Yuck!
We have compiled a list of four economical and effective methods for cleaning your outdoor fountain, so your fountain will stay in pristine condition for years to come.
There are many reasons why garden fountains are so enduringly popular. They are beautiful. They are so soothing to listen to. They attract local birds with their colorful plumage and lovely songs. Best of all, they are always there, just when you need a touch of nature to relax and destress.
You will enjoy your outdoor fountain so much more if you take care of some minor routine scheduled maintenance. In this post, learn about four tips you can use to keep your fountain in tip-top condition year-round.
Whether you have a flourishing outdoor garden or only the space for a small potted plant, succulents make a great addition to any plant collection. Follow these five tips to create stunning succulent arrangements that are sure to impress.
When you have an outdoor space such as a deck or patio, it is important to treat its cleanliness the same as you would that of any indoor room, with some exception allowed for leaves and general rainfall of course. Therefore, it certainly helps to know some of the best ways to maintain the order and appearance of your outdoor space. In this infographic, we’ve covered the proper way to clean your patio’s weatherproof furniture and prepare them for any upcoming inclement weather or wear and tear. Not only that, but we’ve also got plenty of tips for cleaning different patio materials, keeping your grill in working order, and fending off any bugs looking to set up shop this season.