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How to Reinvent Your Home Inside and Out

Revamping Your Patio, Backyard, Balcony, and Porch

Revamping your backyard and front lawn can become an overwhelming task. From preparing and designing to the execution stage, it can get tiring really quickly.

It’s even worse if you have no idea how to begin and how to do it.

But don’t panic! For this handy guide, you get expert advice and suggestions from the finest gardeners. We’ll help you pick the best furniture, design and styles for remodeling your home.

With this blog, you get some useful tips and guidelines for redesigning your backyard and porch.

First, we guide you through the best styles and furniture for your outdoor area. Then, we show you the finest woods and designs for your chairs, tables, and decking. We’ve also prepared a list of recommended themes to renovate your house from the experts of gardens and flowers.

By the end of this blog, you’ll be able to pick the perfect furniture and models for your own backyard!

How to Reinvent Your Home Inside and Out

Whether it’s your backyard, porch, balcony or patio, you can revamp your home from the inside out. Enjoy your outdoor living experience to the fullest!

Want to take a formal course? Thinking of getting licensed as an expert on all things about gardening? Check these professional bodies and colleges in gardening and floristry:

American Institute of Floral Designers of the AIFD (www.aifd.org).

National Gardening Organization (www.garden.org).

American Floral Endowment (www.endowment.org).

American Horticultural Society (www.ahsgardening.org).

Best Styles & Furniture for Your Outdoors.

Before you go shopping for outdoor furniture, you need to think about what you’re going to use the space for. You’ll need to select chairs, tables, umbrellas, and any other furniture you might need.

If you have a swimming pool or are planning to build one, you’re going to need to look into chaises and daybeds.

If you’re not too fond of the sun’s rays, you should invest in a patio umbrella. You could also set up a retractable cover overhead.

Are you and your family fond of holding BBQ parties and cookouts? You should look into outdoor dining sets and sturdy grills and tables to hold all the food and tools.

Want to set up a playground for your little ones? You could add in dark-toned wooden chairs to match your lawn and hedges.

Not quite sure yet what you want to do with your yard? Already have an idea on how to use your outdoor area but not sure where to start off? Don’t worry!

We will help you select the best furniture and precise materials to style your yard. Take a look at our reviews on different materials for outdoor furniture.

With our help, you’ll be able to create the patio, balcony, porch or backyard you’ve always wanted!

Wicker.

A trusted classic, wicker never fails to provide a warm, homey appearance to your outdoor space.

Coupled with a soft pillow, wicker chairs are terrific for reading nooks and lounge areas. They also look incredible in your balcony or in your backyard.

Metal or Aluminum.

Aluminum is quite the well-known choice for their durable and lightweight material. They are also known for being able to endure any storm or sunny weather. Plus, they are available in varied coatings to complement your landscape.

Steel, meanwhile, is even more durable than aluminum but isn’t as heavy as iron. This makes it great for minimalist or modern layouts.

Last but not least, iron is the toughest type of metal available for furniture. Plus, it’s rust-resistant!

The only drawback to that? You’re going to need to touch up the paint every once in a while. But what a small price to pay, right?

People usually put paddings on metal chairs and benches. This gives them a modern, sophisticated design that won’t need too much maintenance.

Wood.

Recently, wood has been making waves in furniture stores and home renovation catalogs. Its rustic quality and touch of nature’s beauty gives a sense of peace you can only find in the woods.

This organic material of course, needs more maintenance than most kinds of furniture. This is especially true in harsh weather.

Plastic.

Fond of rearranging your patio and front porch furniture now and then? Then this material is the best for you.

Plastic is long lasting and lightweight like aluminum. Given that, plastic furniture is easy to manage and won’t need much upkeep.

Finest Woods for Outdoor Furniture.

Not sure what wood to use for your garden? How about your patio? Your porch? What about your balcony and decking?

We got your back! Here is a checklist of the best types of wood for your outdoor furniture.

Quick disclaimer, though: this short list is mainly for the decking in your porch or patio.

BUT! The comparison between pressure-treated wood, composite and PVC will help you select the best chairs and tables. This will be especially helpful if you’re going to put it outdoors all throughout the year. 

Enjoy only the finest woods for the best outdoor living experience!

Pressure-Treated, Composite or PVC?

There’s a few things you must consider when finding among the three types of wood. The first of which is – what do you want out of the material? 

Do you want something that allows you more room to pick a design? Do you want something that grants you the best value for your money? Or do you want something that gives a balance of both?

Don’t be afraid to mix and match to suit your design as many people do.

Metal bars and railings are also usually put together with wood. They produce a modern, elegant finish with a touch of nature’s beauty.

For pressure-treated wood, you get the most authentic wood planks and patterns. Plus, they have the best prices out of the three options.

But, you’ll have to take more care with these natural wood material. This means you need to stain, seal, and secure them from pests and splinters.

Composite, meanwhile, is a famous substitute to wood.

Its blend of wood and plastic makes it impenetrable to termites and decay. It also has enhanced protection against bending and splintering.

Lastly, PVC can get quite hefty on the pricing since it’s all plastic with wood finishings.

But, it does bring the most protection from the elements and cracking. This also means less maintenance on your part.

Recommended Designs to Transform Your Home.

Got all the supplies and materials you need but don’t know the best way to put them all together? No worries!

We got some suggestions from professionals on finding the best designs for your outdoors area. Here’s a short collection of their recommended designs to revamp your home!

Photo by Mika Sy