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Ready to Get Outdoors Now? Here are Some Tips to Extend Your Outdoor Season…

  Are you feeling the need to get outdoors earlier this year? You are not alone! Here are a few ways you can extend the time you can enjoy the fresh air and your outdoor living spaces a little longer. Roof and enclosures With strategically placed outdoor living walls, wind blocking structures, and roofs (such as gazebos and pergolas) you can protect your outdoor living spaces from the elements while still being able to enjoy the brisk fresh air and nature as it peaks its head out from the bleak winter. When creating new areas, consider attachable walls and windows for fall and winter. Enclosed porches, whose walls and doors can be removed in summer, can make your outdoor space ideal all year round. Warming Elements Sometimes, even with the peak of the sun, the air can be too brisk.  When choosing outdoor furniture, consider outdoor fabric covers that can easily warm up, and don’t hold the cold as easy as metal and concrete. Consider outdoor rugs to break the chill from the patio stones and decks. Firepits, fire tables, electric fireplaces, patio heaters, and outdoor blanks can make your experience more enjoyable. Hot tubs can keep you warm and outside too! Many even enjoy this outdoor feature in the throws of winter. Lighting For those shorter days when it gets darker earlier, while we wait for [...]

Outdoor Living Trends…

With isolation of being cooped up inside all winter, comes the need and desire for a change of location. As we make our way into the second quarter of 2021 and lockdowns and restrictions are out of our control, there are still some things we can do to keep sane. Extending our living space to the outdoors is one of those ways. Here are some outdoor living trends we are seeing on the horizon… Front Yard Living Spaces Our homes are often our oasis and a way to hide from the world, to recoup and venture back out. It makes sense that backyard privacy has in the past been a trend for decades as life got busier and busier. It also makes sense, that as we crave more human contact, we are moving to the front yard, to visit and feel a part of the world, while still practicing social distancing. We are seeing more and more entertaining areas, with outdoor furniture looking more and more layered and an extension of our indoors. Inviting and welcome, is not just for selling and resale curb appeal, we are adopting this feeling for everyday living, as we hope for the return of social interaction.   Gardens + Sustainable Living The impact of todays consumer goods has many thinking of sustainability. Food and resources. It is reported that more and [...]

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