Outdoor Products
In the past patios, gardens and backyards were often barren wastelands, with maybe a chair and grill but nothing more. Today an outdoor space has now become like another room in the house, complete with patio furniture, an outdoor fireplace, garden sculptures, lawn edging and weatherproof rugs and throw pillows. Making a dramatic transition can be daunting, but don’t fret: As long as you consider all the key components — seating, appearance, practicality and storage — your new and improved space will be the ultimate entertaining hub. More 

Create your own outdoor living room.

Bring the comfort of your own living room outdoors by purchasing a comfortable, quality patio furniture set. Weatherproof sofas, chairs, benches and chaise lounges offer an abundance of seating, while side tables and coffee tables give you plenty of space for cups and plates. To mimic your indoor living room even more, buy a sturdy waterproof rug and lanterns or candles — you can even splurge on a fireplace.

Make sure you have plenty of equipment storage.

When you start using your yard on a regular basis, you will surely start to accumulate more and more stuff: pool equipment, gardening tools, seasonal cushions and barbecue grill accessories, to name a few. Save space in your garage by installing a shed to house all the goodies. If a shed isn’t an option, you can buy a bench or box for housing smaller items.

Spice up your garden with accessories.

While flower gardens are beautiful and full of color, they can sometimes use a little more texture and variation. Fountains make interesting focal points and add the soothing sound of running water as background noise. Garden statues and sculptures can add a bit of culture, while birdhouses and bird feeders allow you to watch birds while enjoying the rest of the view. Make sure to place a hammock or bench nearby so you can appreciate the results of all your hard gardening work.

Make it easy to eat on the patio or porch.

In the summertime there’s nothing better than sitting out on the patio with a little bit of barbecue. Make that dream a reality by setting up your own sun-filled dining room, complete with an outdoor table, some chairs and an umbrella for those very sunny or rainy days. Set up shop close to the grill so people can easily munch throughout the day.

Impress with a hot tub, gazebo, fire pit or swing set.

If you’re looking for a wow factor, go big by opting for larger, more dramatic pieces. Spas are a great way to relax after a long, hard day, and they pair nicely with a pool, if you have the space. For the ultimate backyard entertaining, look into getting a gazebo, a fireplace or a fire pit. And don’t forget the kids! Make them happy with a swing set or play structure.
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