outdoor living ideas Tag

Picture-Perfect Ideas for a Patio Garden

From Better Homes and Gardens

Outdoor living and Landscape Design can take many shapes and forms.  From the expansive, sprawling country estate to the compact city lot, proper design and planning can make all the difference in the level of enjoyment the homeowner realizes with family and friends.  This post from Better Homes and Gardens illustrates this point perfectly with this post on Patio Gardens.  The post explains that outdoor living can be enjoyable even if you have no yard at all!

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Five Marvelous Must Have Features for Fall Outdoor

From Shade FX

Backyards are for Summer, right?  Swimming Pools, Barbeques, throwing the ball around;  most of the activity in one's backyard is during the warm Summer months.  There are some very interesting ways to extend the use of one's backyard and outdoor living space, however, says this post from Shade FX.  With the features and ideas in this post, one can convert their outdoor living space into a comfortable, useful gathering space to extend the use of the space and to continue building memories well into the Fall.

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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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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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CANOPIES, PERGOLAS & GAZEBOS. A LOOK AT POPULAR & FUNCTIONAL OUTDOOR STRUCTURES

From Cipriano Custom Swimming Pools

Nothing adds interest, verticality, shade and a focal point like an outdoor structure.  Skilled Landscape Designers will use canopies, gazebos, pergolas as tools in their arsenal to create interest, gathering areas, and to create vignettes in the outoor space.  This post from Cipriano Landscape Design and Custom Pools in New Jersey presents a short treatise on these outdoor structures, and discusses when the various forms of these structures are appropriate to incorporate into an outdoor living space.

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Outdoor Dining Rooms

8 ideas for creating the ultimate outdoor dining area

From Landscaping Network

Outdoor Living is not a fad, its a way for Americans to enjoy their lives while staying nearer to home.  Over the past two decades, the proliferation of Outdoor Living and Outdoor Kitchens has become completely mainstream.  Newer to this idea of outdoor living, however, is the Outdoor Dining Room.  It just makes perfect sense:  If you are going to encourage family and friends to enjoy your fabulous backyard living area and dine al fresco with you, you'll need to make an outdoor dining area for maximum enjoyment.  This post from the Landscaping Network presents 8 wonderful design-inspiring outdoor dining area ideas to incorporate into your own outdoor paradise.

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