Creating a dynamic, social environment in your patio and garden can be challenging. But improving your space can make outdoor parties a lot more enjoyable, and can hugely increase the usable square footage of your house. If you find yourself disconnected from the people at your party, or feel that your outdoor space just isn’t suited for entertaining and social, check out these tips and set up your patio for entertaining!
Many who live in cities and dense urban areas don’t have much in the way of outdoor space to work with. However, often not much is needed, as long as you have some creativity! In this article we will look at eight dreamy balconies that would be absolutely fantastic to cozy up in and read a book, or to have a cup of cold brew with a friend.
Some of these balconies would cost a great deal of money to build or furnish, while others are quite simple and inexpensive.
There is always a tension between wanting a beautiful, modern, serene outdoor space and paying for that design! It’s easy to look on Houzz and Pinterest and see gorgeous modern outdoor space after gorgeous modern outdoor space, while knowing that the price tag for those spaces is incredibly high. For this reason, we have put together several budget modern patio ideas, thoughts, and inspirations.
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This week’s PatioZen is all about water. In this article, we will look at several different pondless water features for patios and garden areas, and consider how these work in their environment.
Water features provide stimulation to the senses. The sound of the water rushing through the environment, and of course the visual interest the water provides are the most significant sensual impacts of a water feature. But there is also the touch of water mists hitting those around the waterfall, the taste of water, and the smell of the change in moisture levels.
Lining the walls, fence areas, and trellises with plants can turn a drab space into a vertical garden soaring with life. These living walls have become more and more common, and there are several DIY and commercial designs going in every direction. These designs range from suspended pots and plant holders designed to be mounted on walls, to the creative use of old pallets, picture frames, furniture pieces, etc as plant holders.
This week’s PatioZen focuses on giving some ideas to gardeners looking to implement these sorts of Living Wall systems. We have mostly stuck to spaces and ideas achievable by amateurs, as opposed to professional garden designers.