Many of us are living in smaller spaces and bringing the outside in has never been more relevant. Outdoor furniture sets should be durable and able to withstand some wet weather. The perfect outdoor settings are often made of wicker and rattan, and with summer coming it is time to choose our table, chairs, and outdoor furniture, and set up our outdoor dining table sets.
Transforming the Courtyard off the Kitchen
Extending into the kitchen garden will take some planning to provide suitable plantings and some shade. Have a shade sail erected above the area to give protection against the hot summer sun. Using potted plants in the kitchen garden courtyard will enable you to move the plants around. Otherwise, plant some low-care shrubs and flowering plants. An outdoor sofa set is essential in this area, get one with removable cushions to take indoors when the weather changes. You will be able to create a beautiful space to relax, following that dip in the pool, or when guests come to call.
Outdoor Furniture Sets
The outdoor wicker recliner is ideal to sit back in after lunch and with a classic approach to style and the right palette, you will feel as though you are in the Hamptons. Use some blue for your cushions on the sun lounge. Use stripes of blue and white, and other geometric designs. Avoid floral as we want a nautical theme for summer. With a bit of careful planning, you can carry the design off to perfection.
Invest in a blue and white dinner set for summer and once you are outdoors you will feel as though you are on holiday in your lovely space.
The Outdoor Kitchen on Your Deck
A carefully planned outdoor kitchen can bring all the cooking area onto your deck, including the pizza oven BBcue, sink, fridge, and ice maker.
meal preparation will be so much easier when all these items are built into your patio area. Entertaining becomes so much better with everything at hand, and the right outdoor furniture sets it off beautifully. Maximize the use of stainless steel for easy cleaning, and install a push-button roller cover over the top of the deck to ensure that you can also cook out when it is raining. Put in a stainless steel grill and a wooden work table and you are ready to spend the next six months outdoors. Purchase a rolling cart to increase storage space outdoors, and start practising with the p[izza oven, the children will love it and want pizza every night.
The Cooler Months
The cold weather is easily overcome by using the outdoor firebox. You can gather around the warmth of the fire and the right lighting will ensure a successful evening on your outdoor sofa set beneath the night sky. Designing an outdoor kitchen can be a simple design or a grand plan. if it is built in, it can be a fully functioning space and once you have functionality the rest is easy. There are now so many fantastic features to include that if you are selling your home it will increase its value enormously.
Outdoor Dining Table Sets
Outdoor living areas expand your space and enable more people to gather comfortably for family events. Louvre roof and insulated roofing options will enable you and your family to use the space all year round. Your guests can sit on the lovely dining chairs and chat while you put the final touches to the meal and your partner prepares and cooks the meat. When casual dining is possible it enables everyone to play a part, and entertaining is fun for everyone. Cleaning up becomes quicker and easier as a few stains won't matter. Grilling foods enhance the flavours and a simple salad and grilled meat make the perfect weekend dinner for everyone without the expense of dining out.
At the end of the evening just wipe down your lovely outdoor dining set, and take the cushions indoors for next time.
Investing in an outdoor kitchen while your family is young is a great way to entertain without spending too much money on elaborate three-course meals when a grill and salad on the deck is just as nice.
Your Outdoor Sofa Set
A set of outdoor sofas are perfect for entertaining the whole family, and Grandma and Grandpa will be able to lie back and snooze after Sunday lunch around the pool. Once you start to embrace the outdoors, you will wonder why you didn't do it sooner, and your whole focus will shift to creating the perfect outdoor entertaining area. Have some potted herbs around the deck for easy access to fresh produce when you are cooking. Hanging baskets are a good place to keep the herbs away from family pets, and are easily watered with a watering can.
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Spending More Time Outdoors
Many of us don't spend enough time outdoors, and once you have the built-in kitchen on the deck you will be outside every day.
Choosing the right outdoor furniture is easy, as there are so many outdoor dining tables sets to choose from, and you will need to start researching now as Summer is getting nearer.
Many older homes were built without any relationship to the outdoors. If you have one of these homes it can be quite easy to have a pair of French Doors put in to lead you outside.
A registered tradesman should do this properly, but it is often not expensive, especially when replacing an existing window with French Doors.
The right outdoor furniture will set your space off to perfection with elegance and style and will elevate family gatherings to a whole new level.
A simple trellis over the area planted with a grape vine makes a cheaper roofing option. Grapes are amazing as they grow shady leaves and bare fruit in Summer and lose their leaves in Winter to let the sun in. Making them a cost-effective asset for your outdoor dining area.