Patio Umbrellas - Patio Umbrellas
Tue Jul 14 00:00:00 MDT 2009nolaj Rating:5.0
This is my second lighted umbrella. I love to grill and have dinner outside and this lighted umbrella on my patio table sets the perfect mood lighting for a nice dinner outdoors.
Wed Jul 04 00:00:00 MDT 2007Rating:5.0
The umbrella is the perfect size over our outdoor table. Thus far it is holding up well and provides a goo deal of shade. As an added bonus, we were outside when all of a sudden it started pouring. The umbrella kept us very dry. Thrilled with the purchase.
Tue Jul 05 00:00:00 MDT 2011damzelndisdress Rating:2.0
String broke on second use. Very disappointed. I was hosting an outside event. Didn't have time to purchase another one that day. Waiting to get it repaired, if possible.
Mon Aug 05 00:00:00 MDT 2013wildacat2010 Rating:5.0
We have no porch, and wanted to create a little oasis outside our house. We ordered this shade umbrella (and a separate base) and are very happy we did! The 11-foot umbrella is just perfect for a little bistro table/4 chairs. A great purchase for us!
Tue Jul 20 00:00:00 MDT 2010txbell Rating:4.0
This umbrella is great! The fabric is light and silky, but seems pretty durable. I got the bright red color and it is beautiful, but still shades us well. It makes a fun spot of color in our yard by the pool. The thermometer is very handy and the lights on the underside of the umbrella are very pretty. They work in three different patterns - flashing on and off, a rotating flash where some spines of lights come on, then go off as others come on, or they can be just solid lights. My favorite thing about the lights is that they aren't a harsh bright white, but more of a muted golden color which is very pretty. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is that the power cord for the lights isn?t rated for outdoors so I can?t just leave it plugged in. This is a pain and poor design for an umbrella which is obviously going outdoors, but we unplug it and store it indoors, then just take it outside when we want to use it. Since it is a hassle we don?t use the lights as often as we?d like. Other than that, the umbrella is lovely!
by Staff Writer An outdoor rugs can keep your porch clean, add color to a dull deck, and unify a patio dining area. But first, you'll need to find the perfect one. These tips will help you find the outdoor rugs that will work best for your home, so you can get outside and enjoy your backyard.
by Amanda Mears If you spend a lot of time on your porch, transform it into an outdoor living room with an area rug. Outdoor area rugs are made with water-resistant fibers that won't be ruined by heavy traffic or light moisture. In addition, these rugs are usually resistant to mold and mildew and treated to prevent sun damage. Durable outdoor rugs can make the ground outside a soft place to play by protecting your feet from splinters or small rocks, as well as pull together your patio furniture for a decorated look outdoors. Expand your living space out into the yard by picking out the best outdoor rug for your porch.
by Staff Writer When the weather is nice outside, nothing beats eating dinner or doing other activities outdoors on the patio. Whether you want to have your morning coffee, throw a dinner party or have an outdoor surface for books and projects, patio tables are just the thing for you. There are several factors to consider before purchasing a patio table; fortunately, this patio table buying guide walks you through the process of choosing the best patio table.
by Staff Writer With so much time spent indoors, it's easy to neglect the garden and patio area. Many people don't think about what the space needs until they are using it, and then they might not use it that often because it doesn't have the comforts found in a home. But adding a few garden decor pieces to a patio and yard can make the outside just as comfortable as the inside.
by Staff Writer Create an oasis in your backyard by turning your garden and patio into an outdoor living room. Expand the functional area of your home and take advantage of the space you have in your yard. Creating an outdoor living room is easy when you follow these steps.
by Nina Makofsky A properly outfitted and decorated garden and patio makes a home feel like it has a bonus room or two. In warmer months, stylish patio and garden decor creates the perfect atmosphere for entertaining, dining outdoors or just relaxing and reclining. In cooler months, the patio or porch becomes a beautiful spot to watch the rain and also can operate as a mud room for dropping off outer layers of clothing and boots. Add some seating and accents for a quick patio and garden decor makeover, or invest more time and money in a full patio redesign.
by Shawna Edwards Relaxing on your patio is a treat, and the right patio furniture can help you set the mood for properly reveling in your down time. Imagine sipping drinks at a bistro table or enjoying a family dinner outside at a eucalyptus table-and-chair set. This guide will help you imagine patio dining possibilities for your garden and aid you in picking what's right for you.
by Craig Blake Sitting outside on your patio furniture on a warm summer day can be very relaxing; patio furniture can also turn your back yard into the perfect gathering place for a summer barbeque. However, patio furniture is not something you want to replace every spring. With proper care and cleaning, you can enjoy your outdoor patio furniture for many years. When outdoor furniture is purchased new, care instructions are usually included. Over the years, these instructions have a tendency to get lost. Instead of throwing up your arms in surrender, use the following tips to maintain your outdoor furniture.
by Lindsay Wilcox Relax on your patio throughout the heat of summer when you buy sun shades for your home. With a large patio canopy, a few outdoor sun shades and patio umbrellas, there's no reason to stay inside during the hottest days. Read on for a few reasons to buy patio sun shades this season.
by Staff Writer Whether you want an outdoor sanctuary or an entertaining area, an outdoor dining set will help you create a pleasant atmosphere. Outdoor dining furniture and dining sets come in a wide range of sizes and materials to fit your yard and lifestyle. Read on for tips on buying an outdoor dining set for your home.
by Lindsay Wilcox Relax outside after a long day with comfortable outdoor rocking chairs. Whether you want the classic elegance of wooden rocking chairs or a vintage vibe with wicker rocking chairs, the following suggestions will help you find the perfect patio furniture for your home. Read on for tips on buying outdoor rocking chairs.
by Andrea Sparks Patios are turning more and more into outdoor living areas, complete with all the comforts of the indoors and the fresh outside air. This gives you many more options when it comes to decorating your garden and patio. Read up on some of the hottest trends in patio design to get some inspiration for your own outdoor space.
by Staff Writer Sharing a meal with family or friends outdoors is a refreshing change from sitting around the dining room table. Bistro tables add elegance and charm to any outdoor patio, balcony, porch or garden area when entertaining. When set for two, a cozy bistro set encourages conversation in close proximity. Whether you're sharing a meal with an intimate date or having brunch with a few friends, bistro tables make the experience quaint and enjoyable.
by Amanda Mears Summer nights are ideal for hanging out on the patio, but you can still use your outdoor space when cooler temperatures hit by adding a fireplace. To get the same warmth of a brick-and-mortar fireplace without the commitment or cost to build, try using an indoor/outdoor fireplace. These portable fireplaces are often heated by gel fuel and provide the right amount of warmth for fall and spring weather.
by Staff Writer Create comfortable outdoor seating with hammocks and swings and turn your patio and garden into more living space. Hammocks are the classic image of relaxation, but shopping for hammocks and swings can be far from relaxing, especially with the many different types available. Let this buying guide help you find the perfect additions to your outdoor furniture that will bring the luxurious relaxation you have always imagined.
by Andrea Sparks Outdoor hanging planters make any outdoor space more beautiful, and planters allow you to have more plant variety in your yard, since some plants grow better in planters than in the ground. You can place pots and planters anywhere in your yard, but you'll want to pay attention to whether your plants are sun or shade plants, as well as where the pots will look best. Here are some ideas about places for outdoor planters to help you beautify your yard.
by Amanda Mears Outdoor rugs generally require little maintenance. They are made to dry quickly, resist fading, and clean easily. To get the most life out of your outdoor area rug, however, it doesn't hurt to do some regular maintenance. Here are some tips on keeping your rug looking like new.
by Staff Writer Do you want your garden furniture to be as modern as the decor inside your house? After you've worked to decorate the indoors with the latest trends in home furnishings, you'll want to make the outside match. With these tips, you can make your garden as stylish as your living room.
by Andrea Sparks Relaxing in a hammock is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend an afternoon. It's easy to add a one to your own backyard if you have a place to hang it and the right hardware. Read our hammock buying guide as well as the following tips to learn about hammocks and the best places to hang them.
by Lindsay Wilcox Add tropical texture to your windows when you buy bamboo shades for your home. These eco-friendly blinds and shades can easily dress up any room and create a laid-back vibe you'll love. Whether you want traditional Roman bamboo shades that pull down to cover the entire window or bamboo blinds to let natural light into your rooms, the following suggestions will help you find the bamboo blinds and shades that will complement your space. Read on for tips on buying bamboo shades.