Outdoor Storage Benches Add Beauty to Your Garden, Porch And Patios

Now that spring is in the air, you will be spending more and more time outside. You would love to have nice seats to sit and enjoy the sunshine and cool breeze – enjoying some snacks and long cool drinks. But do you have enough space to relax in your garden? With gardens tools occupying more space and children spending more time outside playing, there sure will be a space crunch in the garden, porch and patio areas. Outdoor storage containers can do double duty as benches and ottomans for nice and comfy seating as well as to store things handy and ready. You can store garden tools, seeds, fertilisers and water hoses. You may keep seasonally used personal effects like raincoats and gumshoes, and children’s playthings and sports goods. Most of the times, they can be used as dumping place for whatever we think as clutter or extra inside the house.

What would you expect from outdoor storage benches/containers? Wet or warm climate, snow or sleet, rain or shine, they must keep the interiors dry and keep the stored things safe from elements and other hazards. They should serve as additional seats in garden looking pretty with low maintenance year-round. And these containers do that and more. These are usually manufactured out of sturdy but lightweight stuff and withstand the vagaries of weather. There are sturdy wooden containers – long or square; there are metal ones like of aluminium or iron, and there are durable and long-lasting plastic containers. But before deciding on what kind of outdoor storage containers you want, think of what are all the items you will be storing in those containers. All have the options to double as seats with or without cushions and withstand the rigours of 24/7 direct or partial exposure to elements.

Talk to your interior decorator and know what may be a perfect fit for your porch, garden or patio. See what will suit the outside decor and style. How the outdoor storage benches will fit into your landscape designs. How they can add to the overall ambience and in particular, enhance the beauty of the garden and attractions of the porch or patio. How it can help you to keep the house, porch, patio or garden clutter free and well organized. Here are some beautiful and highly utilitarian outdoor storage containers from HAYNEEDLE. Look at the regal looking bench with handles and lift-up lid. How nice the small wicker containers with detachable cushions on the lids! And those plastic containers are quite large and have very comfy seats indeed!

Are you ready to bring home an outdoor storage container/bench which will look perfect and be of great use in your garden?

Wicker Containers with Detachable Cushions on Lids
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This Storage Deck Box Sure Comes Handy
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Smart Looking Storage Box for Keeping Beverages
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Regal Looking Comfy Seat cum Storage Bench
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Handsome Looking Outdoor Storage Wood Bench
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Cool-Looking Comfortably Cushioned Storage Benchcool-looking-comfortably-cushioned-storage-bench

Awesome Sized Resin Wicker Deck Box
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A Sumptuous Storage Deck Box with Wheels
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Relaxing Under Open Sky With Good Outdoor Furniture

When the weather turns balmy, we love to spend all available time outside the home, in the terrace, on the pool deck, under the trees in the garden or in the patio. It may be just the family spending family bonding time together or it may be party time, with all family, friends and neighbors having a great time eating, drinking and enjoying themselves. Enjoying good weather outside our home starts with having quality outdoor furniture – furniture that looks good day in and day out and feels comfortable and cozy when seated. We need the kind of furniture that looks good with little or no maintenance, furniture that stays cool and looks great 24/7 and throughout the year in every kind of weather.

Wicker, bamboo and cane furniture are the preferred choice when you are checking options for outdoor furniture. They are lightweight and portable. Along with engineered wood or metal furniture frames, bamboo, cane and wicker are good choices for seat and back. Today you have a choice of natural wicker as well synthetic made with resin which is sturdier. Easy chairs, dining chairs, ottoman, sectionals or barstools – all are good options for outdoor use and all may be needed if you make a habit of being outdoors as often as you can. A bistro table with high chairs can be a good choice for having a leisurely breakfast. So is a picnic table that can accommodate the variety of dishes children love to have when they have a garden picnic.

It is best to have loose cushions and pillows for outdoor use than buying upholstered outdoor furniture. When the weather turns rainy or squally, you can always bring in the cushions and throws inside. The advantage of having lightweight and portable furniture is for easy storage when not in use. Bamboo and cane chairs with wood or aluminum frame work, or engineered wood frame are eco friendly. Bamboo, cane and other hemp materials are self sustainable as they are never cut off from root and they grow fast ready for a fresh harvest in three-four years.

Here is outdoor furniture from Janusetcie. How cute the ottoman and the deck chairs look? The sectional looks again so lovely. They will look quite elegant in terrace, patio or garden and feel comfortable and very utilitarian while you are entertaining. Which is your favorite?

Woven Wicker with Synthetic Resin

Wicker Sofas and Wooden Table

White Wooden Sofas with Cushions

Straight Chairs with Bench for Dining

Simple and Elegant Dining Set for Exteriors

Pretty and Long Sectional in Synthetic Wicker

Deck Chairs in Synthetic Resin Wicker

Deck Chairs in Metal Frames with Loose Cushions

Circular Ottoman in Wicker and Side Table

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Innovative And Portable Swimming Pool Design

Summer is in and now it is time to spruce up outdoors for hot summer days. What can be more refreshing than taking a plunge into the cool waters of your own swimming pool? You can lounge around whole day on your personal deck sipping Pina Colada. Gone are the days when only rich and wealthy people could afford a swimming pool of their own. Now even those who do not want to spend a fortune can afford their own swimming pool. While in-ground swimming pools may be costly to design and build, above ground portable swimming pools are within the reach of everyone. A wide variety of fiberglass or heavy gauge vinyl in-ground pools are also affordable. Portable pools are easy to install, low maintenance and as durable as walled swimming pools. They come in all shapes and sizes to fit in any space. Portable above ground pools are equipped with steps, built in seats and water features. They also offer custom decks and natural landscaping options. Beautifully designed liners give them a custom designed look.

Before installing a pool, leveling of the site is necessary. Spread a layer of sand on properly leveled site to give it a firm foundation. Next step is to assemble the walls and secure them with firm support. This gives the shape to the pool. Once framing of the pool is done, plumbing and installing electrical system takes place. And the last step is to install vinyl liner. Fix it in a proper way so that there are no wrinkles or air pockets. Fill up the pool with fresh water and it is ready to install ladders and filtration systems. Add some landscaping and do up the deck. Do not forget to install safety features and the pool ready to take a splash.

While selecting a portable swimming pool, make sure that it is in harmony with the surroundings. Whether your backyard is a big open space or an enclosed quarter, select a pool design that blends with the outdoors of your house. Keep some space to move around and also position the pool in such a way that it gives the best view. Color selection and lighting are equally important factors as they set the mood. By selecting right kind of colors and lighting you can create a sophisticated space that is relaxing and also perfect to invite your friends and entertain them. As per your style and personality, you can create your own private lagoon to indulge in.

Swimming Pool Design in White

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Swimming Pool Design with Stoned Deck
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Swimming Pool Design Surrounding Palm Trees
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Swimming Pool Design with Lounge Chairs
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Swimming Pool Design with Diving Board
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Swimming Pool Design Above Ground
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Wonderful Looking Wicker Furniture for Outdoor Use

With fine weather, most of us love to spend more time outdoors. Whether it is relaxing after a stressful day at the office or holding a weekend entertainment for friends and neighbours, outdoor areas – like patios, pool decks or terraces are ideal places. Whether you have ample place outside with landscaped exterior with swimming pools, outdoor kitchens, huge gardens with shrubs and plants or it is a small size terrace, you need good sturdy outdoor furniture.

Two Accent Seats with Side Table

What kind of furniture you can use outdoors? Wood, metal or wood and metal combo or bamboo and cane are the materials that are normally used for outdoor furniture. Not all outdoor areas will have shelters always, so you need to have furniture that cans stand the weather when it turns rainy or windy. It is essential that not only the furniture need to be unaffected by weather, but it needs to look good too.

Synthetic Resin Lounger with Cushion

Stripes and Cushions

One of the most popular choices for outdoor furniture is bamboo or cane furniture. These are environmentally sustainable. Bamboo and canes are not like hardwood trees – taking decades to grow into an adult mature tree. They rejuvenate themselves very fast. Also a bamboo or cane is never cut off from root when harvested for furniture use. The roots are left and these grow within two-three years which can be again harvested.

Splendid Looking Seats and Ottoman

Bamboo and cane are good choices for outdoor furniture. Both can stand water and weather completely. They are light, and quite durable. They can be maintained easily. They can be treated with protection against mildew, frost and rust as well UV rays. They are portable and can be moved easily if need be. They are totally recyclable and also they are environmentally sustainable.

Semicircular with Coffee Table

Today there are synthetic resin products used for wicker furniture which look very much like original wicker made from bamboo or cane stalks. These synthetic resin wicker chairs are as sturdier as the original bamboo and cane furniture. The most popular option is to have aluminium frame work for outdoor furniture and use synthetic resin fibre for making the seats etc.

Semi Circular Lounger

Here are some wicker furniture pieces from Velago Patio Furniture. Look at the very pretty looking lounge set – no doubt your patio will look so pretty with that or with the two seater sofas. These are made of aluminium frames and resin wicker hand woven. Check what is your favourite for your outdoor use?

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Plain White Cushions and Wicker chairs

Dining Table or Conference Table

Complete Seating Solution in Wicker

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Wonderful Wicker Furniture Weaves Magic in Your Home And Garden

What is wicker furniture? How is it made? Is it any way different from the cane or rattan furniture? These are some common questions asked whenever the subject of wicker furniture or cane/rattan furniture is mentioned. While cane furniture is made of individual cane poles fixed to frames, wicker is made from weaving natural vines and barks wrapped around frames. Both are very popular choice of furniture – for outdoors but nowadays for indoors as well. Until recently both rattan and wicker furniture were made from totally natural materials. The frames were made of strong and sturdy natural canes bent to desired shape by heating it to high temperatures. In Asia, even today, wooden and cane frames are used and traditional natural fires from bamboo, cane, and willows are used for weaving and the wicker furniture is totally hand-made from 100% natural sustainable green products.

But today, almost all wicker furniture are made using sturdy high-quality light-weight aluminium alloy frames or in some cases heavier steel frames. And the wicker used to wrap around the frames is mostly synthetic. Recycled plastic/resin, vinyl or vinyl/resin is used for making synthetic wicker material. Resin synthetic wicker equals the wicker woven from natural fibres in looks but is sturdier and ages more slowly. It is also naturally water resistant. A good quality wicker weave should be tight, uniformly woven, close together without any visible gaps and have a smooth finish. It is flexible but quite strong. But it is advisable to keep the wicker furniture under cover in shade in extreme weathers. It is easy to clean; just vacuuming it lightly and wiping with a moist cloth should be sufficient. Occasionally a lick of varnish may help. If the cushions can be removed, the frame can be quickly washed with water and wiped dry to remove any spills etc.

Here are some beautiful and wonderful looking wicker furniture pieces from Pierantonio Bonacina. Look at the flowing chaise lounge in natural shade. How beautiful the ottoman looks? Don’t you think you would like the hanging chair in your terrace? The corner sofa set will add to the beauty and ambience to any living room! Comfortable, chic and highly sophisticated-looking wicker furniture is light, strong and durable; looks very beautiful and elegant and is easy to maintain. Coupled with contrast coloured or elegant white cushions, they are things of beauty giving joy forever. When properly taken care of, the wicker furniture lasts for long years giving excellent service. Don’t you think you would love to have some wicker furniture at your home?

Wonderful Looking in White Wicker
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Wicker Easy Chairs
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Portable Wicker Hanging Easy Chair
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Flowing Wicker Chaise Lounge
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Cozy Looking Wicker Cabin & Ottoman
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Corner wicker Sofa Set with Coffee Table
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Comfy Two-Some in Wicker
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Wonderful Wicker Ottoman in White
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Pair of Wicker Side Tables
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Charming and Pretty Cottage Style Furniture

During earlier days, there were no architects to design a home in country side. Simple cottage style house structures were erected by the craftsmen with plain walls and slanting roofs with support beams. Doors would be flat panel boards. Bead board wall panels were used to cover plain walls. Windows were designed with shutter and panel system. Simple cabinets or open shelves were used for storage or showcase purpose. Furniture, cabinets, wall panels and support beams were painted white to make the home look bright and cheerful. Element of simplicity is retained in today’s cottage style home design also.

Just like cottage home design, cottage style furniture is also utilitarian, simple in design, made from natural materials and comfortable. It looks rustic and romantic with cozy feel. It can be a new piece of furniture or a vintage one. Even second hand pieces or objects picked up from flea market and garage sale make great addition to your cottage style furniture. Cottage style furniture is made of white pine, birch, oak or poplar wood with worn off edges and distresses look. There is very little or no carving or ornamentation. They are painted or refinished with white paint. Rustic looking hardware and adornments such as glass knobs, crystal knobs, metal pulls are used with the furniture. Shutter and panel style design looks classic for a cottage style furniture.

Another characteristic of cottage style furniture is that they are multifunctional. Outdoor furniture such as wicker chairs or sofa can be brought inside the house. In fact a wicker rocking chair is a great addition to bedroom furniture. An old cabinet can serve dual purpose of storage and as an entertainment center to place a television set. Old cabinets in kitchen can be used as storage and as kitchen counter. In dining room old cabinets can be used as side tables. An old trunk looks perfectly good as center table. A vintage table paired with a stylish chair can be used as writing desk. An armoire has multi purpose depending on its placement in different rooms. In bedroom it can be used to store jewelry, clothes etc. In living room it can be used to place television. In study it can be used as a bookcase. Similarly side tables are used for storage or to display decorative accessories. Farmhouse bench makes a comfortable coffee table. Cottage style furniture with distinctive features looks charming anywhere and everywhere.

Room designs by Dorig Designs

Cottage Style Furniture Window Seat
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Cottage Style Furniture Outdoors
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Cottage Style Furniture Open Shelves
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Cottage Style Furniture Kids Room
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Cottage Style Furniture Dining Table
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Cottage Style Furniture Chair Table
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Cottage Style Furniture Cabinets Window Shutters
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Cottage Style Furniture Bedroom
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Cottage Style Furniture Bathroom
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