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Tips for decorating an outdoor patio space

It was time for my old patio furniture to go and I wasn't really sad about it. When I bought it, I hadn't really considered how we would use the space or really considered comfort. Now that I was starting with a blank slate, I put a lot more thought into my selections. I'd like to share with you a few things to consider when decorating your outdoor spaces.  But first up, here are some before pictures: I was staring off with a really good foundation. Back in the day, this was actually grass wit...
Tags: Crafts, Kentucky, Outdoor, Porch, Patio, Make, Outdoor Living


The Best Sliding Doors For a Smooth Flow To The Outdoors

The benefits of sliding doors go beyond just creating an uninterrupted flow between your indoor and outdoor spaces. With a range of different configurations, glass, and design options to choose from, you can find something for every home style to make a statement.  Sliding doors entered the scene in the early 1960s. The distinctive ‘ranch slide’ was the first design and today, it is synonymous with sliding doors, despite the availability of various alternatives. The versatile design ...
Tags: Outdoors, Fashion, Top, Doors, Sliding Doors, Outdoor activities, Home Life, Outdoor Space, Outdoor Living, Sliding Rooms


Almost everything you need to know about outdoor patio heaters

There are currently about a dozen outdoor patio heaters setup around my very small patio at home. This includes several propane models that would easily constitute a fire hazard if they were all to be ignited at the same time. Fortunately, I'm only running them one at time — as part of my testing regime for the new Wirecutter/New York Times guide to the best outdoor patio heaters. — Read the rest
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Assembledge+ Laurel Hills Epitomizes L.A. Architecture

David Thompson, founder of L.A.-Based Assembledge+ indulged his talents in the development of his own Laurel Hills Home. Comprised of three separate rectangular volumes arranged parallel and perpendicular to each other, the home is grounded in the vernacular of L.A. Modern: single story with relatively low ceilings, deep overhangs for sun protection, floor to ceiling glass walls, and an overt connection between inside and out. In fact, eschewing the limitations of traditional ...
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Eco-friendly Scarborough Home is designed to follow the sun

Set into a steep hillside in Christchurch, the Scarborough Home makes the most of its challenging location by embracing site-specific design. The modern family home is the work of New Zealand architectural practice Borrmeister Architects, which capitalized on the property’s stellar ocean views with a pavilion-like design. Modestly sized at 250 square meters, the breezy, passive solar dwelling also boasts environmentally friendly features including solar panels, rainwater retention tanks and a s...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, New Zealand, Scarborough, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Christchurch, Carousel Showcase, Rainwater Harvesting, Sauna, Stone Walls, Vegetable Garden, Cliffside Home, Cliffside Architecture, Outdoor Living


Turning a Plain Deck into a Screen Porch

I feel like I shoudn’t have a favorite room – it’s like picking a favorite kid or dog. But, if I had to pick, this just might be it. This was the last project (in terms of time and budget) before we moved into our “as-is” house. Most of my budget was already spent inside […] The post Turning a Plain Deck into a Screen Porch appeared first on Your home, only better..
Tags: Books, Home Improvement, Outdoor Spaces, Backyard, Deck, Patio, Outdoor Living, As-Is Project House, My Homes, Screen Porch


Analysis: The Price of a Property Ripe for Summer

With more activities, daylight, outdoor parties and vacations, summer is a precious time of year. Do you have amenities at home that make the most of the season? According to new realtor.com® research, features that scream “summer” can earn homeowners more profit. An outdoor shower, for example, is at a 97 percent price-per-square foot (PPSF) premium—exceedingly high, because most are on properties on the water—while a barbecue grill, associated with summertime, is at 26 percent, and a pool and/...
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Elevated glass-bottomed pool hovers over a second pool in the hip Wall House

An outdoor swimming pool with a glass bottom hovers above the second pool of this gorgeous residence in the Portuguese Riviera. Guedes Cruz Arquitectos designed the entire Wall House as a sprawling, open-plan house that embodies the principles of indoor-outdoor living, with so many gorgeous elements that it’s surreal. On one of its side, the residence features an expansive glass wall that can be opened to create a direct connection between the interior space, the garden and golf course. Wood sl...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Portugal, Green Building, Golf Course, Green Architecture, Glass Facade, Swimming Pool, Concrete, Outdoor Living, Wall House, Guedes Cruz Arquitectos, Wood Slats, Portuguese Riviera Guedes Cruz Arquitectos


Homebuyers: Bring on the Big Yards

Homebuyers today are more interested in houses with space to spare outdoors than those with substantial square footage inside—in fact, 56 percent recently surveyed by Taylor Morrison would settle for a smaller house if it meant they could enjoy a larger yard. Women, especially, favor more in the way of outside space than men (62 percent of those surveyed versus 51 percent), but the preference was reported across generations and by parents and non-parents alike. What characteristics would the out...
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A man named Mule owns 3 mules and travels with them across the western US

Documentary Filmmaker John McDonald is making a documentary about a man named Mule. Mule lives outdoors and owns three mules, and can sometimes be seen walking with them through big cities like Los Angeles. Authorities don't know how to deal with him. John Sears, aka Mule, has been roaming the western United States with his three mules for almost thirty years, trying to find balance between the man-made and the natural world. The 69-year-old and his animals sleep outside, insisting on the...
Tags: Video, Delightful Creatures, US, Los Angeles, United States, McDonald, Silverlake, John McDonald, John Sears, Outdoor Living


The Hammocraft introduces a new way to enjoy and relax out on the open water

The Hammocraft takes traditional hammocking to extraordinary places. Hammock over water on a SUP board, paddle board, kayak or river raft, and reach a whole new level of relaxation. The post The Hammocraft introduces a new way to enjoy and relax out on the open water appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Lay out in a hammock while floating on the water with the Hammocraft

The Hammocraft takes traditional hammocking to extraordinary places. Hammock over water on a SUP board, paddle board, kayak or river raft, and reach a whole new level of relaxation. The post Lay out in a hammock while floating on the water with the Hammocraft appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Life doesn’t get much more chill than swaying above the waves in a Hammocraft

The Hammocraft takes traditional hammocking to extraordinary places. Hammock over water on a SUP board, paddle board, kayak or river raft, and reach a whole new level of relaxation. The post Life doesn’t get much more chill than swaying above the waves in a Hammocraft appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The Real Wheel helps you travel farther off the beaten path

The Real Wheel is the ultimate outdoor gear transport cart — capable of traversing rugged terrain and doubling as a table and cooler. For your next beach vacation or camping trip, the Real Wheel will help you haul your gear further. The post The Real Wheel helps you travel farther off the beaten path appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Camping, Trends, Outdoor Living, Beach Gear, The Real Wheel


Personalizing Your Home: 5 Ways to Add Character to Your Home

It’s easy to fall into the temptation of theme and uniformity when you decorate your home to reflect both style and class. However, amid color schemes, paint swatches and complete furniture sets, a personal touch can be lost. Below are 5 ways you can rescue your home life from the doldrums of too-perfect and bring it back to a cozier place of just-perfect-for-you. Be Bold with Your Favorite Color During childhood, the answer to the question, “What is your favorite color?” is regarded wi...
Tags: Outdoors, Fashion, Home Decor, Curtains, Home Life, Home Decorating, Outdoor Living


Update your back yard living space on a budget

Long, sunny days means more time spent outside playing and entertaining. As my husband put it last week, “If it isn’t raining, I’ll be outside until bedtime for the rest of the summer”. Here are some tips to change your back yard style without breaking the bank (because we all need to save our dollars for the wine and margaritias we want to enjoy on the deck, amirite?). Clean Up Boy that sure sounds like an easy concept but it really does help. Pack up anything that isn’t decoration and desi...
Tags: Summer, Blogging, Tips, Giant Tiger, Outdoor Living


Refurbish a folding card table and metal chairs

I honestly have no idea why anyone would manufacture chairs that were this color. White or black would have been a much better option but I am going to assume they had their reasons. We’ve used these for quite a few years when we have larger parties and they are very sturdy and function well. I was, however, very tired of their sad look. I decided to paint them when I recently acquired an inexpensive, round folding table which we will get to in a minute. I LOVE this Adirondack color (availabl...
Tags: Crafts, Outdoor, Ikea, Party, Orange, Sunkist, Don, Orange Slice, Make, Maxx Gloss, Outdoor Living


Beautifully renovated Lisbon home integrates indoor and outdoor life

The architects completely restored the three-story structure, including an attic, two exterior patios and a large terrace on the middle floor, transforming it into a comfortable single-family home. They brought new life to the beautiful detailing and rustic quality of the structure, but have also reorganized and adapted the spaces to better suit the needs of a modern family. Related: Recipients for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Named for 2013 The entry area provides access to both the u...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Lisbon, Restoration, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Patio, Adaptive Reuse, Open Plan Layout, Outdoor Living


How to Create a Fun Kid-Friendly Garden

Image Source: homezilla.net   Gardens have to fulfil a number of requirements, but if you have children, the garden usually becomes their outdoor playground. When the weather is fine, kids love to play outdoors. They have the space to run around, chase the dog, and kick a ball around. The trouble is that a lot of gardens are totally unsuitable for children, so if you want a garden the kids can safely play in, read on for a few tips. Install an Artificial Lawn Grono artificial grass is perfect...
Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Fashion, Gardens, Playground, Home Life, Play Area, Playhouse, Outdoor Living


Outdoor Living: Tips and Tricks for Keeping Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard

Image Source: www.callpauls.com   It is always great to spend some time outdoors when the sun is shining, but mosquitoes can quickly ruin the party, when they come to join you with their itchy stings and disease-carrying potential. When you are being plagued by bugs like mosquitoes, there will be plenty of us looking up pest control in New Orleans, or wherever you happen to be, so that you can enjoy your day in the garden without any problems. Here is a look at some things that you can do to de...
Tags: Yard, Outdoors, Fashion, New Orleans, Backyard, West Nile, Home Life, Outdoor Living


6 Tips for a Chic and Functional Outdoor Space

  When the weather is nice, you can add a significant amount of living space to your home, with the right outdoor design. The goal is to create decks, patios, terraces and other outdoor spaces that are chic, stylish and great to look at, but that are also functional. The best outdoor spaces not only look fabulous but also tend to be useful, comfortable and well-appointed, much like an indoor living room or gathering area. Below are six tips that can help you achieve that perfect balance when you...
Tags: Outdoors, Fashion, Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor Living


5 Simple Ways to Have the Best Yard on the Block

Let’s face it; not everyone is born with a green thumb. In fact, some of us have thumbs so black that merely touching a plant causes the poor thing to immediately wither and die. For homeowners who long for a beautiful yard and garden this causes endless amounts of frustration, especially if every other yard on your street looks like it came straight from a magazine. However, there is hope for the horticulturally challenged. For instance, it’s entirely possible that you’ve simply not become fam...
Tags: Outdoors, Gardening, Featured, Flowers, Gardens, Home Life, Outdoor Living, Yard Decor