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6 Top Picks for a Relaxing Backyard

Backyard living area
A relaxing backyard is something many envision for their home.  Enjoying the outdoors in the privacy and convenience of your own backyard is relaxing and, for many, a way of life.  There are ways to improve your outdoor space, making it a place that is welcoming and integral to your daily life.  Here are six top picks for a relaxing backyard to...

The Captivating Glass Art of Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly glass art
To observe the captivating glass art of Dale Chihuly is to witness something truly spectacular.  Chihuly's work is on display at over 200 museum locations worldwide and graces public gardens and historic sites.  He is a master of his craft and creates truly amazing works of art and architectural structures.  Here is a look at this prolific artist and...

Creative Homes Built Around Trees

Home built around trees
These homes bring a whole new meaning to bringing the outdoors in.  Trees grow inside and patios are built around trees to create a special home that exists side by side with nature.  These creative homes built around trees preserve their surroundings and create a nature-nurturing environment that is beautiful and unique. An opening was created for this tree and then enclosed...

Travel to Tuscany from Your Backyard

Tuscan-inspired outdoor living
Set the scene for large backyard gatherings of family and friends with Tuscan-inspired outdoor living spaces.  Channel the Italian countryside as you sit fireside and travel to Tuscany from your backyard.  Imagine relaxing in a backyard that takes you away to a place of beauty and romance.  Let your cares diminish and your laughter echo as you entertain friends...

She Sheds to Inspire

She-shed
We've all heard of the man cave and even perhaps the diva den.  Now we enter the era of the she shed.  It is generally the man that takes over the garage and calls it his own.  Now women can have their own space detached somewhat from the home.  Introducing the She Shed; the answer to the Man Cave. ...

Outdoor Daybeds for the Ultimate Backyard Relaxation

Outdoor daybed for backyard relaxation
There is nothing quite like a lazy summer day.  One way to enjoy the day relaxing is on an outdoor daybed.  Fresh air, a warm breeze and the scent of the garden immerse you in the outdoor experience.  Doze away or snuggle up with a good book in these outdoor daybeds for the ultimate backyard relaxation. A cozy garden enclosure makes for...

Backyard Fire Pits That Heat Up Your Landscape

Inviting backyard with fire pit
Outdoor fire pits are a great way to add ambiance and warmth to your backyard.  They can last for many seasons, playing a large role in your backyard décor and entertaining.  There are pre-made portable fire pits and those that are custom designed for your landscape.  For the do-it-yourselfer, the fire pit is a relatively easy weekend project.  Backyard fire pits add...

Indoor House Plants and Their Many Benefits

Modern living room with houseplants (interiorgardens)
In addition to adding a bit of green to your home, house plants are very important as they filter the air in your home and provide you with fresh oxygen. This keeps carbon dioxide levels regulated as well as lowers the risk of Sick Building Syndrome, stagnant air, and mold. Aloe Aloe grows to be 3ft high x 3 ft wide...

Front Door Paint Colors for Maximum Curb Appeal

Gorgeous purple front door (mijarespropertiesflorida)
Curb appeal is exceedingly important to homeowners, whether you're selling your home or living happily in it and wish to make a good first impression. A very cost efficient way to drastically change the look of the exterior of your home is changing your front door paint color (and possibly your shutters, if they match). Red is a classic...

Beautify your home with an original vertical garden

The indoor vertical gardens are one of the most popular and fascinating design trends of this and of the next years. A vertical garden, or a wall decorated with plants and moss, can deeply transform each rooms of your home. Moreover, the vertical gardening ideas are the perfect solutions for those who love the garden but do not have...

10 easy tips to light up your home

amazing floating pool light
The choice of the right illumination is essential to create a warmer and cozier atmosphere in any house. Nowadays, the lights are not just a functional elements but they can be real artistic and decorative piece of design that can transform the style of an house. On the market there is a huge variety of lights, available in many different...

Stylish Outdoor Spaces for Modern Living

Beautiful modern outdoor living space
For those who dwell in more modern style homes, you want your outdoor living space to be an extension of your indoor design.  Clean lines, minimal ornamentation and contemporary furniture complement the modern home.  Let's take a closer look at some stylish outdoor spaces for modern living. A view can set the pace for any outdoor living area.  In modern city...

5 Wonderful Backyard Retreats

A cozy and comfortable outdoor retreat
There are times in everyone's life when they just want to escape and go somewhere private and quiet, away from the everyday hustle and bustle.  Why not make that escape just a few steps away in your own backyard?  Here are some inspiring backyard retreats that will have you looking at your outdoor space in a whole new light. 1.  The...

Create Your Own Kitchen Herb Garden

Food without herbs and spices is plain. Fresh herbs add color, taste and a sensational aroma. On top of that, the fragrance of freshly cut herbs complements the the smell of freshly cooked goodies. According to star chef Curtis Stone, growing your own herbs has numerous benefits. Among them is the feeling of satisfaction and pride. “I like being...

48 ideas for recycling old pallets, tires and even the whole cars

Pallets are trending now-a-day as it’s a cheap material that you could find easily for free and that can be used for many Do-It-Yourself projects for your house or garden. Repurposed pallets in your garden   Recycle also your old tires Recycling ideas using car tyres in the garden...from ponds to outdoor furniture. Ever wonder what to do with those old tires? Do you want...

Indoor Swimming Pools to Inspire

Luxury indoor swimming pool
Many of us are aware of the benefits of swimming and dream of the luxury of having our own swimming pool.  However, choosing between an indoor and outdoor pool can be a tough decision.  Here are the benefits and drawbacks of an indoor pool and photos of luxury home swimming pools to inspire you. The major benefit of an indoor swimming pool...

Garden Gates Make a Grand Entrance

Curved stone garden gate
Why have a standard gate into your garden when you can choose something that truly stands out and welcomes guests to your yard with style?  Garden gates can be wood, iron, stone or any combination thereof.  From classic styles to unique custom creations, a garden gate is a notable feature for your outdoor space. Wood gates are the standard traditional way to...

Inspiring Outdoor Spaces to Start Your Summer Right

A luxurious backyard retreat with something for everyone
Summer is just around the corner and the focus moves toward the outdoors – backyard barbecues, parties and simple relaxation.  Here are luxurious and creative outdoor living areas for the backyard and rooftop to inspire you to create your own outdoor oasis. When it comes to outdoor spaces, the best way to make your inspirations come true is to envision...