When you spend time in your backyard oasis, the goal is to relax and enjoy the time outdoors. It may be that your outdoor space needs a bit of help in that regard. How plush is your furniture? Do you hav enough shade to over all the areas where it is needed? How about heat for those cool nights when an evening breeze blows in off the Pacific? Consider these backyard upgrades for ultimate comfort so you can fully enjoy every minute spent under the San Diego sun or moon.
Backyard Upgrades: Elegant Furniture
Not every upgrade to your backyard need cost a pretty penny but when it comes to the furniture, this is not the place to skimp. Outdoor furniture is an investment. It should be durable and of classic style so that you will be proud to own it for years or even decades to come. High quality furniture can easily be refurbished or renewed at a later date, extending its value.
What should you look for in durable yet comfortable outdoor furniture? It should have a sturdy frame made of all-weather wood, such as teak or bamboo, or a manufactured material such as aluminum, powder-coated steel or wrought iron. For chairs, lounges, sofas and other seating pieces, ensure that the cushions are quite deep and that the back of the pieces also feature upholstery. Choose weather-resistant fabric, such as Sunbrella, which comes in a wide array of colors and patterns and is specially made to keep its bright hues and material integrity throughout the seasons.
Backyard Upgrades: Shade Features
Another type of outdoor furnishing in which you will want to invest wisely is shade features – and have lots of them. After all, you can’t truly be comfortable in your outdoor living room if the sun or rain is relentlessly beating down. A variety of shade features, such as traditional market umbrellas, brightly colored shade sails, cantilever shade structures, parasols and canopies all work together to provide exquisite shelter from sun and rain whenever and wherever you need it. A mobile umbrella on wheels always comes in handy to get shade in just the right spot. Add lights to a patio umbrella to provide soft illumination after the sun goes down.
Backyard Upgrades: Comforting Heat
Although it may be difficult to remember right now, there will be plenty of nights when a source of heat is just the thing to increase your comfort outdoors. Opting for a grand gas fireplace that becomes the focal point of your backyard oasis is one way to ensure it’s easy to provide a romantic glow along with ambient warmth. But if you don’t want to go that big, there are plenty of other options in hearth and outdoor heating products – everything from infrared heaters installed around the perimeter of a pergola to a fire pit made for cooking and modern, stylish fire urns, fire bowls or fire columns. Freestanding propane heaters are another option that makes it simple to move the heat closer to where you and your guests congregate.
These are just a few backyard upgrades for ultimate comfort. We invite you to visit our showroom and find even more or simply shop online for high quality outdoor furnishings and accessories. Whatever you are comfortable with, the professionals at Hauser’s Patio can make it happen.