Summer survival guide part 4: relaxing and entertaining on the patio

Summer is, without a doubt, my favourite time of year. In fact, I’m such a summer girl that I’ve often wondered why I haven’t moved myself to a more temperate climate where the hot days and warm nights stick around for longer than a few months. But perhaps it’s precisely the short shelf life we have on summers here in Canada that makes me itch to spend as much of them outside as possible.

5 pieces of outdoor decor you’ll need to create the ultimate...

How do you liven up your outdoor living space so that it's not just a plain jane deck? You can create the ultimate patio with patio furniture and décor.

NEW Nardi Outdoor Furniture – Durability with Style!

    It‘s that time of year again when your thoughts turn to your outdoor space, thinking about entertaining in the back yard, only to realize that your outdoor furniture did not respond well to old man winter.  Rust and mildew have taken their toll.  The cure for this ongoing replacement of seasonal outdoor furnishings is to invest in quality pieces that will stand the test of time and weather. In comes Nardi (coming soon to Best Buy).

Small patio ideas for a peaceful outdoor space

Having a small patio doesn't mean you can't create a peaceful outdoor space. Here are a few ideas you can use to set up your small patio this spring.

Patio heaters designed for every style of patio

The thing about Canadian summers is that, for most us, the heat doesn’t really hold. Our summers last from June through August, and at the end of each day, Canada takes a minute to remind us that we’re really just a chilly iceberg pretending to be cozy and warm for the day! That’s why patio heaters are so important, and here are a few different kinds you can use to cozy up this spring and summer.    

How to create an Instagram-worthy patio

If a patio is created and no one posts about it on Instagram, does it even exist at all? That’s one question that I’d love to be able to answer for you, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to test any theories. If I’m on a patio, my compulsive need to Instagram it is going to win over every single time.    

Design the perfect patio on a budget

Patio weather is finally here and today I'm talking about how you can design the perfect patio on a budget that's beautiful and functional.

Fireplaces vs outdoor heaters: Which should you get?

Having someplace warm to gather around in the backyard is essential. This guide looks at the difference between fireplaces vs outdoor heaters and more.

How to convert a small outdoor space for socializing and relaxing

Even if you only have a small backyard, front porch, or even balcony, there are still ways to decorate to convert it into an outdoor oasis at home

How to Create an Epic Patio

For us Canadians living in the East, the idea of summer seems doubtful. I say this only because it snowed in mid-April (ahem). However, I have faith that summer will arrive eventually and for that reason, let’s get the patio pimping to perfection. If you start planning now, once the heat shows up, you’ll be lounging outside with your favourite cocktail while your friends are scrambling for patio furniture.

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