outdoor living Tag

6 Popular Ideas for New Decks and Terraces

From AQUA

Decks, Patios and Terraces can run the gamut from the simple to the sublime.  It is always instructive to follow the latest design trends to garner ideas on how to move one's own project closer to the latter.  This post from Aqua Magazine utilizes some ideas found on Houzz to monitor the latest design trends so you don't have to!

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OUTDOOR LIVING: INGROUND POOL IDEAS SMALL YARDS, POOL DESIGNS FOR

From Rosiehwhiteleybr.com

Smaller backyards can be difficult to incorporate a swimming pool, let alone a total outdoor living space.  The skilled outdoor living designer, however, has tools at his/her disposal that can make a smaller space useable, funtctional, and spectacular.  This post from Rosiehwhiteleybr.com presents some amazing smallish finished outdoor living spaces that will inspire!

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Sun Care Tips for Active Families You Need to Know

From The Socialite's Closet

Sun protection is important for everyone, but it is especially important for those that spend lots of time in the great outdoors.  Whether athlete, waterpark frequenter, or outdoor living lounger, people that are exposed to the Sun's UV rays frequently need to mindfully take care of their skin.  This post from The socialite's closet presents some great sun care tips for these active outdoor families.

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“FALL” INTO YOUR BACKYARD WITH FUN FEATURES

From Swimmingpool.com

For those with heated swimming pools or hydrotherapy pools, the fall swimming pool season can be extended well beyond labor day.  Not Having a heated swimming pool doesn't necessarily preclude one from enjoying the outdoor living space that can be created in one's backyard.  This post from Swimmingpool.com gives some great ideas to outfit one's backyard for ideal outdoor living regardless of the season.

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Pool Shade Ideas: 7 Ways to Cover Your Swimming Pool

From Shade FX

The thought that creating shade around a swimming pool is one that usually escapes most people.  Shade isn't the first thing that comes to one's mind when they envision their own inground swimming pool space.  Luckily, skilled designers are attuned to the crucial fact that creating shaded areas in the proper spots are every bit as important as the areas that receive sun.  This post from Shade FX presents 7 unique ways to provide a respite from UV rays and hot midday sun exposure.

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Backyard Parties: The Tiniest Party Guests

From Pools Spas & Patios

The Fall is a great time to utilize your outdoor living space to entertain.  Having a party for your small kids is even more fun, according to this post from Pools Spas & Patios.  Making the party fun and exciting for your smaller guests will give your backyard and home "cool" status, and will make your children want to spend more time around the house.  This post gives some great tips to make a kids party the best that it can be in your backyard.

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Designing for Fireside Warmth: Tips for Outdoor Furnishings

From Garden Design

Once one has been through a landscape construction or outdoor living construction project, the first reaction is usually to want to utilize the space.  After all, the reason that the homeowner undertook the project in the first place was to have friends and family around in a comfortable, warm environment.  The final touch, and one that sometimes gets overlooked is providing proper furnishings to outfit the space.  This seemingly innocuous detail can make the difference between just having a space and making the space useful and spectacular.  This post from Garden Design gives some great tips to wrap up the final stage of design and construction correctly for the homeowner, and to outfit the space for maximum enjoyment.

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Outdoor Entertaining Tip of the Month: Popular Outdoor Products for Fall

From Belgard

If you live in the Midwest, it seems like the Summer hasn't really even started.  Unfortunately, with the 4th of July in the rear view mirror, the Summer is all downhill from here, and Fall is literally weeks away.  If you haven't had a chance to utilize your fabulous outdoor living space yet for entertaining, this Fall may provide that opportunity.  This post from Belgard provides some essential outdoor products that will make your Fall entertaining season memorable, and easier.

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9 tips for an outdoor kitchen that lets you enjoy the party

From Fox News

Outdoor living is the new great american pastime.  Families want to staycation at home, and are building their own outdoor living spaces to accomodate family and friends for entertaining, fun, and recreation.  Swimming pools are sometimes a part of this formula, but a huge surge in outdoor kitchens has been sweeping the country.  A properly designed outdoor kitchen can make the difference between a flawless entertaining and family experience, and a nightmare.  This post from Fox News gives some practical and ingenious tips for designing the ideal outdoor kitchen for one's own space, considering spaces for prep, cook, serve, and clean.

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