Tips to improve the quality of your outdoor space and patio

Written by Nicole Martins

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Creating a sense of enclosure

Creating a sense of enclosure is a great way to make your outdoor space more intimate; it is also a great way to create separation and privacy from your neighbors. Think ofrepparttar walls and ceilings inside your home:repparttar 100013 walls arerepparttar 100014 vertical plane andrepparttar 100015 ceiling isrepparttar 100016 overhead plane. Outdoors these vertical and overhead planes help createrepparttar 100017 foundations to an outdoor room. While you donít want to overdo it or completely enclose your outdoor space, adding elements: shrubs, trees, arbors, trellises pergolas and such in a careful way can improverepparttar 100018 atmosphere of your patio space.

Buying patio furniture and accessories Once youíve measured your outdoor space, donerepparttar 100019 site analysis and figured outrepparttar 100020 area where you will be putting your outdoor furniture itís time to begin reviewing outdoor furniture and accessory options. If your patio is very small, you may only want to buy 1 or 2 chairs or loungers for conversation and relaxing, and a small bistro table with chairs for snacking. If your space is large, you may be looking for a larger seating arrangement: sofas, chairs, coffee tables, in one area and a patio set with umbrella in another. There are many options and styles available and you can learn more aboutrepparttar 100021 materials and brands available by visiting a local patio furniture store or by shopping online. Popular furniture materials include: outdoor wicker, teak, wrought iron, cast aluminum, recycled plastic and casual aluminum. You can buy this furniture individually or as a set such as a dining table complete with chairs. With many patio furniture options to choose from you can easily create an outdoor space that will be well used. Additional outdoor decorating accessories such as patio lamps, fire pits, garden arbors and trellises, and outdoor heaters fit in well to create a great atmosphere outdoors as well as being extremely functional. For example, outdoor heaters will greatly extend your time outside, allowing for more time to enjoy yourself outdoors later into fall, and earlier into spring. Outdoor fireplaces such as: chimeneas, fire pits or even a gas outdoor fireplace create a great atmosphere and focal point, as wellrepparttar 100022 opportunity to grill, heat, or just enjoy hanging out byrepparttar 100023 fire.

Nicole Martins is the editor of Everything Patio Furniture, a patio furniture and accessories review site, which provides valuable tips and information as well as great products for your outdoor space. You can visit this site at

Home Furnishings and Shelving

Written by David Kunstek

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thatrepparttar smallest project involving shelving will take us too much time or aggravation. In fact, shelving units have become much easier to install. They also come in all different types to allow you to findrepparttar 100012 best option for your area. Whether you are planning to install shelving in a closet, inrepparttar 100013 garage, or a decorative unit in your living room, there are plans and designed shelving units you can choose. Many of these shelving units are even carried in your local home improvement stores. What's more, if you can't find justrepparttar 100014 right shelving unit for your home, you simply need to check online for more options. Lastly, if you feel that shelving unit installation is just not for you, you can hire onrepparttar 100015 handyman downrepparttar 100016 street or evenrepparttar 100017 guys atrepparttar 100018 hardware store to do it for you. Adding shelving to your home can be a good experience and a great addition in home furnishing to your home.

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