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Raised Beds for Easy, Low-Maintenance Backyard Gardens

Raised beds enhance a back yard
If you are new to gardening, have limited space or if your soil is poor, raised beds are an easy, low-maintenance option for your backyard garden.  You can easily make wood raised beds yourself or purchase them at garden stores.  You can also use stone and other border types to create this garden style. Raised beds along the fence make...

Backyard Structures for Entertaining

Pergola enhances this poolside space
As warm weather approaches, we begin to move our entertaining outdoors.  You can enhance your outdoor space with backyard structures for entertaining, such as a pergola or gazebo.  These structures not only look great but they offer shelter from various outdoor elements, making entertaining outdoors that much more enjoyable. A pergola can offer partial shade and can be installed on the...

Creating a Cozy Nook Indoors or Out

A corner of the room is all that is needed for a cozy nook
Creating a cozy nook indoors or out is an excellent way to get away and relax.  A small space dedicated to reading or just cuddling up for a nap or quiet time is something we all need from time to time.  Whether you would rather spend that time indoors or outdoors is up to you, but here are a...

Upgrade Your Backyard with an Outdoor Kitchen

If you like to grill and entertain often, or just enjoy the ease of meals outdoors, designing an outdoor kitchen could be a project for you.  They can be simple or on a more grand scale, depending on your needs. Outdoor kitchens are a definite plus when entertaining and can be the centerpiece of your backyard or patio. Outdoor kitchens can...

Ideas for Backyard Dining

Enjoy dining outdoors at home with these inspiring ideas for backyard dining.  If dining under the stars or in the privacy of your backyard on a spring or summer day appeals to you, then create a space that makes this happen. When the weather begins to warm, we all feel the itch to get outside.  Making a special dinner or luncheon...

The Front Porch – An Extension of Your Home

The front porch is an extension of your home so why not treat it as you would other rooms?  You can relax, dine or entertain on your front porch.  Here are a few inspiring ideas for turning your front porch into an inviting and comfortable area to enjoy all year. Decorate your front porch just as you would any other...

Unique Ways to Enhance Your Backyard Living Space

This is the time of year when our thoughts begin turning to visions of springtime.  Now is the right time to start planning unique ways to enhance your backyard living space.  Here are some creative ways to turn your backyard into a haven for entertainment and relaxation. If the outdoors brings thoughts of sand between your toes, turn your backyard...

Terrariums in Interior Design

A terrarium is effectively a miniature reproduction of an ecosystem, neatly encased in a glass or transparent container. Usually these containers can be opened so that you can maintain your plants, but some terrariums are sealed (this will require different kind of plants, positioning, moisture and exposure). Terrariums then are a fantastic decorative element in any modern home. Just how aquariums...

Decorating with Vintage Bird Cages

Add instant charm to your home by decorating with vintage bird cages.  There are numerous ways in which to repurpose antique or decorate with new reproduction bird cages.  From holding mementoes, candles and flowers to using them as planters and table decorations, decorating with vintage bird cages is an easy way to add character. Vintage bird cages make excellent candleholders. ...

Perk Up Your Rooms with Flower Arrangements

One way to add instant freshness, color and texture to any room in your home is to add flower arrangements.  Not only can you use fresh flowers, but incorporating other items from nature such as branches, pine cones, leaves and grasses can make for an attractive display. There’s nothing quite like fresh flowers to bring brightness and finesse to a...

The Repurposed Garden

If you want to spruce up your garden, add character and style to your plantings, repurposed items can do the job.  Old chairs, doors, windows, bathtubs, furniture and various other household items can serve a purpose in your garden. Before you throw out that old broken chair or your child’s bicycle that’s rusting away, think about other uses.  Not only...

Relax with a Backyard Water Feature

There is something so soothing about the sound of trickling or flowing water.  Including a backyard water feature in your landscape is one way to enjoy this natural element in your own environment.  From the most simple of fountains to grand landscaping plans with waterfalls, incorporating a backyard water feature can transform your outdoor space into an oasis. Whether you decide...

Creating an Outdoor Living Space

Creating an outdoor living space expands the home and provides extra room for entertaining or just relaxing in the sun or under the stars.  The appeal of the outdoors affects us all and having a well-designed space just steps away helps us to escape the hectic pace of our lives and breathe in the fresh air with style. When designating...

Amazing Decks and Terraces for summers

Bring the comfort of home and dashing interior design styles into the sunshine with chic outdoor living area. Get inspiration from these deck and terrace design ideas. A Terrace in California This terrace overlooks the Russian River Valley. The terrace is outfitted with designer teak furniture; fade resistant awning and upholstery fabrics. A Balcony in Brussels This lush balcony in an apartment...

Change your Outdoor Space by building Pergola

There are certain elements that can change the complete look of your outdoor space. It is considered that a well-placed pergola would offer breeze and shade. Along with breeze and shade, it is also the most stylish spot for backyard or outdoor entertaining. A Green-covered Pergola A green coloured pergola looks luxurious if decorated with state of the art furniture. Another...

Outdoor Room Ideas

Whether you have a porch, patio or pool, take into account some of these fabulous design ideas for your outdoor living and create a luxurious outside lounge. Beach House Patio A 1960s patio furniture can be used to create a nice patio. This set of furniture is modern without being stark or petite. It easily goes with the setting as there...

Design Ideas for Waterside Homes

Outlined in this article are some of the expert solutions for living by the water. It can be near a mountain lake or in an ocean side cottage. Designers usually try to take the advantage of views but also take into account wind, salt, tide and water table. When it comes to designing, they try to give diversity of areas...

A Treehouse Castle

  Everyone has dreamed of a treehouse when they were little children. We all loved to have our very own treehouse where we could spend the majority of the day. You may have also drawn a rudimentary blueprint and planned out that which tree limbs would support the beams. You may have also inspected the plywood when your father would...
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