Make the Back Yard a Place Mom Can Relax

My Garden Life
April 17, 2013
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A furnished patio, deck, porch or balcony is a very special place. It invites you to step away from life’s busyness, to slow down and relax, and gives you a bit of connection with nature. It can even make your indoor space more comfortable with the sense of having an extra “room” – without the stress of dusting and vacuuming it!

Patio furniture pieces can be found to fit any style and budget, as well as the available space. Café or Bistro tables and chairs are small enough for balconies or cozy porches. Large patio dining sets, chaise lounges and side tables can be combined in multiple ways on the deck, patio or lawn to accommodate your seating, lounging, dining and entertaining preferences. Gliders, swings and hammocks entice with an extra layer of relaxation, in almost any location. Free-standing or table umbrellas have you covered for cooling, portable shade.

As you decide on your perfect pieces, know that today’s patio furnishings are made with sturdy, weather-resistant, easy to clean materials right down to the fabric on toss pillows, cushions and umbrellas. General clean up can be done with a quick “squirt and wipe” with surface cleaner or a shower from the garden hose. It’s also easy to freshen up the look of your outdoor space by switching out cushions or umbrellas to suit your changing style or even the shifting seasons, in warmer regions.

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