Designing Your Small Backyard or Outdoor Space

Homes come in all shapes and sizes. If you have any type of outdoor space you’ll want to transform it into a relaxing haven or a hotspot for revelry depending on your taste. Apartment dwellers in cities and homeowners with small yards may only have a bit of Earth to work with, but with vision and planning, you won’t be limited in the design of … Continue reading Designing Your Small Backyard or Outdoor Space

Garden Ideas for 3 Sizes of Outdoor Spaces

Any bit of earth can be transformed into an elegant outdoor retreat, no matter the size of your potential garden. You may assume that turning a sprawling backyard into a respectable garden is difficult, but wrapping your head around the possibilities of a tiny space and maximizing utility can prove even more challenging. Below are our favorite ideas for choosing outdoor living furniture and creating … Continue reading Garden Ideas for 3 Sizes of Outdoor Spaces

Subtle Ways to Decorate Your Outdoor Space with Red, White, and Blue

The days are getting warmer and the nights are getting longer. Summer is here, and with that comes all the patriotic summer holidays and decor. The colors red, white, and blue seem straight-forward enough to decorate with any time of year, but they can easily be overdone.  Below are some tips on how you can add touches of one of our favorite looks — rustic Americana … Continue reading Subtle Ways to Decorate Your Outdoor Space with Red, White, and Blue

Potential Uses for Your Outdoor Space

You’ve cleared out the creaky plastic furniture, planted fresh new landscaping, and transform your patio into a breathtaking beauty of stone and granite. It’s time for a full-on backyard remodeling project, but a blank slate can prove one of the most intimidating challenges in home design. Once you map out your outdoor space you may find several zones where you can choose to put outdoor … Continue reading Potential Uses for Your Outdoor Space

Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

Summer is approaching, and your dream of hosting the entire family for a July 4th barbecue or evening dinner party in the comfort of your own backyard is about to become a reality. You’re ready to upgrade your lone charcoal grill into a full-fledged outdoor kitchen, but where do you begin? Outdoor kitchen planning means you will expose your appliances, cooking zones, and outdoor dining … Continue reading Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

5 Ideas for Planning a Small Balcony

So you’ve ventured into the heart of a sprawling metropolis to chase your dreams and expand your horizons. The rent is higher, the traffic is louder, and the lawn is smaller. A lot smaller. Many city apartments have no yard space whatsoever, but if you’re lucky you can sign a lease that includes a modest outdoor balcony to decorate and furnish to your liking. Many … Continue reading 5 Ideas for Planning a Small Balcony

Getting the Most Out of Your Yard: Outdoor Fun Ideas

Homeowners with spacious backyards, decks, and patios are counting down the days until the entire family can pack their schedule full of frolicking fun in the sun. Getting the most out of your yard isn’t rocket science, but by planning ahead and a little inspiration you can furnish your spaces with durable POLYWOOD® outdoor furniture for any occasion. Outdoor Fun Ideas As you begin to … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of Your Yard: Outdoor Fun Ideas

Patio Designs for Irregular Spaces

Outdoor patios can take on any shape imaginable — there’s the standard square shape, circular, elongated, and the trickier to work with asymmetrical patios. Whether your home was already outfitted with an irregularly shaped patio or you plan on building one yourself the layout will require a bit of planning and creativity. Before you become overwhelmed remind yourself that round or unique patio designs still … Continue reading Patio Designs for Irregular Spaces

How to Measure Your Outdoor Living Space

So you’ve moved into your new home and are itching to transform your unused, outdoor living spaces into functional dining areas, conversation retreats, and hideaways to steal a quick nap in the afternoon. Before you delve into design decisions and furniture purchases, you need a precise understanding of your outdoor space to properly fill it. Accounting for space is the most important step in planning … Continue reading How to Measure Your Outdoor Living Space

How to Spring Clean Your Outdoor Space

When the final snows of winter melt away and the temperature heats up you may be tempted to declare your patio or outdoor space open for business. But before you invite the neighbors over for a barbecue or a dip in the pool you probably want to freshen up your space, and then bust out the grill. Whether you’ve covered your POLYWOOD® outdoor furniture, left … Continue reading How to Spring Clean Your Outdoor Space