If you've ever lived in an apartment or a really tiny house, you probably understand the struggle of a tiny outdoor space. Generally, tiny porches are the only type of porches you'll find with an apartment. While a tiny porch is better than no porch at all, sometimes you have to get creative with the small space you have with small balcony furniture and space saving solutions. Luckily, I've rounded up a bunch of ways to make the most of your tiny porch this summer, including DIYs, storage solutions and just plain cute pieces to add to your porch. Continue Reading
Blooming flowers and fresh rain can only mean one thing: spring has definitely sprung! That means summer will be here before you know it. If getting your backyard in order is on your to-do list but you're having trouble getting started – don't fret! You don't need a total landscaping overhaul for your yard to feel refreshed and inviting. Sometimes it's just a matter of hanging up some string lights or creating a simple fire pit. Continue Reading
Shopping for outdoor furniture can be a ghastly task. Why not build your own? Here are five pieces to inspire you to break out the tools!
1. Use pallet boards to create a simple set of furniture. Photo via Harwell Photography.
2. For $30, you can build a beautiful bench from concrete blocks! Photo via Better Homes & Gardens.
3. Working again with wood pallets, this giant succulent table would be perfect on any patio. Continue Reading
In these parts, you need to suck every bit of sunlight out of the day to make it through the winter. An hour in the sunroom can do wonders. The homeowners flipped this sunroom from a hideous sidenote to an unbelievably inviting hangout. And, they accomplished this transformation on an itty bitty budget. See, it can be done.
Fenceposts rot before the exposed wood rots. Lucky for Layout, over on Instructables, that his wife is so resourceful. She’s the one who suggested that this pile of still useable wood be turned into a rustic outdoor table.
Coincidentally, the list of materials he needed for the table was exactly what he had left over from the gate.
4×4 posts approx 6ft long (4)
4×2 rails approx 3ft (2)
Palings (enough to cover a 6ft x 3ft surface)
See his simple instructions right here.
For the past two years I’ve been thinking about a porch makeover. My porch is full of kind of cool collected furniture but the color of the brick walls and the cushions need to be completely re-thought. Thus, I’ve been searching high and low for inspiration.
I ran across this smart makeover for a traditional front porch, complete with a relaxing hanging swing at CountryLiving.com. Mother of three, Heidi King, wanted a spot where friends and neighbors could gather at her Tallahassee, Florida home. Continue Reading
This golf ball-looking thing-y is actually a set of outdoor furniture. Disassembled, it consists of two chairs and a table, but when it’s stacked up, it becomes a piece of sculpture, which would make for a very interesting back yard focal point. Not inexpensive, the Golf Outdoor Stacking Set, available at inmod, will set you back $3,405.
(Thanks for the tip, Giddy!)