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Seating that can with-
stand the elements is a must, but it’s also a good idea to be realistic regard- ing out-of-season storage. When it’s time to put your furniture away, do you have enough storage space? Choose furniture designed for the outdoors that’s easy to both store and care for. What kind of furniture will get the most use?
Make sure to try seating before you buy. A simple stone bench, picnic table or wooden chair may look fine, but if you want to make the most of the outdoors, choose a couple of options offering maximum comfort.
Shade is your best friend when trying to keep any outdoor or semi-outdoor space pleasant. If you don’t have shade trees to block the sun during peak hours, an awning, canopy or shade cloth works well. Retractable awnings are very practical, as you can use them only when needed. Even a large table umbrella — strategical- ly placed — can help provide relief from the sun.
Take note when your space is sunniest, and what
direction the sunlight pri- marily comes from, so you’ll know where to install your shade cloth or awning.
To help cool an outdoor area or semi-outdoor space like a garage, an evaporative cooler like the Portacool 510 is a great option. A compact evaporative cooler differs from an air conditioner be- cause it works with water and the ambient air to natu- rally cool areas like your deck, porch or patio. Unlike a fan, this type of cooler doesn’t just blow hot air around — and it’s not a mister, so the area around it won’t get wet. You can use it in a variety of outdoor settings to help keep people (and pets!) cooler on hot days.
Even better, it is mobile and compact with rubber- ized wheels, so it can be moved into any space where you need cooling comfort.
Strategic accents, wheth- er visual, functional or sen- sory, can be effective in cre- ating a mood. Choose either calming or vibrant colors, depending on your desired effect. Plants and flowers are an easy addition to round out your space. For the ul-
timate patio or deck oasis in the evening, a string of fairy lights or vintage-style bulbs is a simple lighting op- tion with a big impact, and lanterns or solar path lights can add extra charm and ambiance. Lastly, a good sound system can make an enormous difference. Set up high-quality and easy-to-use speakers, so you can listen to music or the big game.
On the flip side, if your outdoor area is all about creating DIY projects or working on hobbies, set up a sturdy worktable. Make sure you have all the supplies you need nearby in water- proof containers, and install appropriate lighting in case you need to keep working after sunset.
When preparing your outdoor space, don’t be afraid to make it your own. Outdoor spaces offer tons of flexibility when it comes to design and purpose, but don’t forget to make it com- fortable.
Visit to learn more about outdoor cooling options to make the most of your time outdoors this summer.
This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.
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