How to Create the Perfect Patio

By CSL Staff
August 11, 2016

City style and living magazine how to create a patio

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Brighten up your patio with these tips and products

3 Ways to create the perfect outdoor living space Aaron Jarosz, The Home Depot, Senior Merchant, Seasonal, tells you how

1 BE YOUR OWN WEATHER SPECIALIST
>> keep climate in mind when choosing outdoor furniture. If you live in a windy area, select heavier furniture; if you experience regular rainfall, look for aluminum furniture with increased corrosion resistance. To lengthen the life of outdoor pieces, store patio furniture when the weather isn’t in your favour.

2 SET THE MOOD
>> Lighting is key in any space– indoors or out. Solar powered lights are a great option and help save on energy bills. Plus installation is easy as there is no
wiring or plugs to worry about.

3 CREATE A SPACE WITH A PURPOSE
>> How you plan on using your outdoor space will determine furniture requirements. Do you want to host parties, relax, or create a children’s play area? With the wide selection of outdoor furniture, you can get creative: replace chairs with recliners, loungers or even hammocks. Decorative accents are also essential! Include colourful pillows or outdoor rugs to brighten up your space.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

BrinkmannMedallion 5 Burner 50,000 BTU Gas Grill Barbecue, $499;

Hampton Bay Bayou Lattice Lumbar Pillow;$16.48;

Hanging flower basket;

Brown Jordan Marquis Patio Loveseat

PERFECT PALETTE

Behr Miami Weiss, T14-3

Behr Hipsterfication, T14-9;

Behr Ocean Liner, T14-1;

* All products available at The Home Depot Canada,

In partnership with Home Depot


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