It is the age of calm, clutter-free spaces inside and outside our homes. Contemporary decor is full of simple, clean lines and a roomy feel. Think IKEA furniture and the tidy up job you do when your mom is coming over. This trend totally translates into the backyard as well, […]
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I asked my dear friend Bryan Tomczuk, owner of Bryant Landscape Design in New York City, how the heck he can make tiny Manhattan balconies look like such lush outdoor spaces. Not all of us can afford a penthouse garden, but I still wanted to know what those homeowners request […]
Time to dust off your patio set and revel in spring weather. Here’s a few tips from the Washington Post to get iron, teak and plastic in shape. Wrought iron: If you see rust damage, scrub off as much as possible, ideally down to bare metal, with a wire brush. […]
One of the latest trends in outdoor decor is making the backyard feel like an extension of the home, complete with furniture. When choosing outdoor furniture, the biggest concern is making sure that is weatherproof and sturdy enough to stand up to the elements, whether you live in a sunny […]
What does it take to transform a non-descript concrete and brick patio? Handmade by Alissa made a seat cushion and created some pillows of interesting fabric to instantly upgrade her outdoor area. The sad before pic after the jump.
Concrete patios can be the foundation for a brick patio but also serve as your primary outdoor surface. You’ll need the proper planning and supplies to finish this job but with some patience you’ll have an outdoor surface that should last for the lifetime of your home and require little […]
Cement patios are commonplace in homes across the country. In the Southwest they are particularly popular since lawns are hard to manage in the heat and cement patios are easy to clean and maintain. Take a look at your patio this Spring and follow these steps for making it more […]
A popular outdoor upgrade is installing a brick patio. The color and texture that brick provides will bring warmth to your patio and will always contrast nicely with a lawn or woodchip landscaping. A brick patio can be installed over a weekend after you’ve decided on type of brick, setting, […]