Creating an Outdoor Living Space

A 2 minute read, Posted on Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Large outdoor areas can be converted into genuine "rooms" with flowerpots, raised beds, canvas curtains, screens, and garden furniture. Weatherproof patio furniture is a good option for those who do not want to move heavy furniture whenever it rains. Hammocks or suspended chairs are suitable for large patios. Remember, you must have enough space to swing and have a solid support or beam to hang them.

If you have a smaller patio, sometimes a folding wall table with a swivel stand are all that is needed. Stackable stools and folding chairs are suitable for small spaces and are easy to store. Versatile cabinets can be used to optimize space. Watertight chests provide convenient seating and storage space for chair cushions and pillows, for example.

Protect your outdoor area from rain and elements with a sturdy, weatherproof cover. Retractable awnings are fabric or vinyl blinds on a permanent frame. Installing an awning can be challenging, as the frame is usually heavy and must be firmly attached. High potted plants, such as fast-growing bamboo, are also excellent choices for the area. Awnings are made of strong and robust fabric attached to attachment points with ropes or carabiners. You can also plant vines and other climbing plants to cover a trellis or pergola. Plants can also provide shade.

For a Mediterranean feel, use terracotta pots, antique sculptures or wrought iron furniture. And, remember, your choice is based on your budget, your tastes and the properties of each material such as weather resistance - wind, rain, temperature. Benches, made of wood, wrought iron or steel, are a top choice for outdoor areas.

There are garden lounges for all tastes. There are also mini tables and even mini parasols. No matter what you choose, there is always a choice that will make you happy.

Some garden rooms use heavy materials, used to support it during gusts. Therefore, if you do have wind problems choose wooden or epoxy metal furniture. If you do not have wind problems, any material will work. However, one must take into account the issues related to rain and the use of the area. If you live in a region where rain accompanies you throughout the year, do not choose a light material such as aluminum combined with textilene, or polyester fabric coated with PVC, or you will spend more time putting everything away rather than enjoying it. Steel structures, for their part, are treated to resist corrosion. However, be careful when sitting on a steel bench when it is hot, as you may burn your backside.