Make Your Outdoor Space More Functional

   In many parts of Canada, patio season is coming fairly soon. In others (namely BC), it’s already a! If you enjoy sitting out on your deck relaxing, barbecuing, shooting the breeze with friends, listening to music, or whatever, click on through for a few ideas on how to make your outdoor space more functional. With some of the ideas you’ll find here drawing you outside, you may never want to enter your home again!

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.    

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).

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.

5 Patio Decorating and Design Tips and Tricks

Patio decorating is one of my favourite things. It means that winter is over and we can start focusing on summer and enjoying outdoor living. Here are a few tips to kick off your patio decorating.

Get outdoors earlier: how to warm up the patio

It's still chilly, but if you want to get outside and sit under the stars, all you have to do is warm up the patio with an outdoor fireplace or heater.

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.

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.

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

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