In continuing with our theme of spring cleaning this month,
we’ve got more valuable tips to help you get your outdoor living room ready for
entertaining and relaxation this summer.
These tips for cleaning your backyard oasis involve items such as the
siding on your house, wrought iron furniture, and outdoor furnishings that are
textured as well as made from teak wood.
One area of our outdoor living rooms that is often overlooked is the siding on our house. This forms the backdrop of recreational and entertainment areas when guests are not enjoying the landscape view available from your backyard. As such, it needs a bit of TLC, usually in the form of a power wash, to get it spruced up for the summer season. This should be sufficient for most types of siding in order to get rid of surface dirt and mold stains. Use a solution of water and vinegar to eliminate mildew. While you are cleaning your backyard oasis and concentrating on the siding, use the power washer on concrete or stone steps and pathways throughout your backyard, too.
When it comes to outdoor furniture made from wrought iron,
this material is so hardy and durable that it does not require a gentle
cleaning. A good hosing down is usually sufficient. The only instance where you
may need to use a bit more elbow grease is if your wrought iron furnishings
have been affected by algae from sea spray, which often produces rust. In this
case, a commercial disinfectant and stiff brush are required to remove the
algae and prevent future rust spots. Often, using a wad of aluminum foil when
cleaning wrought iron whisks the rust away due to a chemical reaction. If there
are lots of rust spots, consider painting the furniture or replacing it with
Teak is a very popular material for outdoor furniture in the
San Diego area since it is naturally resistant to mold, mildew and rot. Use a
gentle hand with teak wood furnishings. A mild soap and water solution along
with a soft-bristled brush is your best bet for getting it sparkling clean and
free of any stains. Add a bit of vinegar to your mild cleaning solution to
gently scrub away stains. After you are finished cleaning it, let it dry
thoroughly and apply a sealer to the teak wood.
Items with a Coarse
Some furnishings, such as outdoor lamps, portable heaters
and outdoor fireplace surrounds are difficult to clean due to their textured
surfaces. Try using a cheap paintbrush dipped in a mild cleaning solution to
reach into the cracks and crevices, then spray with a gentle stream of water.
If this cleaning method is not sufficient to get rid of stains and spots, you
may be able to paint the surfaces to give them a fresh lease on life.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about properly cleaning your backyard oasis and the furnishings in it, feel free to call and ask any of our associates. Even if you did not purchase your outdoor furnishings from Hauser’s Patio, we are happy to help you preserve what you have so you can spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less maintaining it.
The concept of spring cleaning applies to more than just the
inside of your home. How about undertaking some outdoor spring cleaning
projects that will get your backyard living room ready for lots of fun this
summer? Here are our suggestions for spruce-ups that will bring your backyard
oasis back to life.
Start With a Clean
Step one of your outdoor cleaning projects is to put away and secure any items that aren’t permanently in place (if you haven’t already done so getting ready for winter). We are referring to things like outdoor lamps, candles, magazines, ashtrays, toys, potted plants, etc. Secure them safely away before you start in on the general cleaning process. If necessary, wipe these items down with a damp cloth or wash them in the sink with a mild detergent solution. While you are at it, pick up any trash that may have blown onto your lawn.
Brush Away the Dirt
More than likely your outdoor furniture, umbrellas and barbecue grill cover are coated in a layer of dust. The best way to (literally) make a clean sweep of your entire backyard living room is to take a stiff brush to any fabric surfaces. This will dislodge loose dirt. It’s important to brush away excess dust and dirt first. Take a moment to sweep pathways, pavers, stone walls and the pool deck, with an outdoor broom, too. Otherwise, you will simply create a muddy mess when you move onto the next step.
Get It Wet
Now it’s time to break out a garden hose. Your patio pavers may be stained and there are likely dead leaves and insects accumulated in the cracks and crevices of furnishings and landscaping areas. A good spray with the hose will remove the majority of built-up dirt and debris. Don’t forget to hit your window frames, screens and shutters, too.
After the initial spray, identify any deeply soiled or
stained areas. Whatever dirty spots are left after the spray down will need to
be tackled with stronger cleaning tools. For upholstery on your outdoor
furniture, start with a mild detergent solution and gently dab at the stain or
use a soft nail brush, then rinse thoroughly with clean water. You could also
try rubbing a bit of Fels-Naptha bar soap over the spots.
Any items made out of metal or resin can take a stronger
cleaning solution, such as one with hydrogen peroxide. For natural paving
stones, rock walls and concrete, a sturdy scrub brush and undiluted bleach (use
rubber gloves to protect your hands) will help you get to the root of the
stain. Baking soda makes a safe, effective and easy-to-use scrub.
Post Outdoor Spring Cleaning
When your backyard living room is tidy and clean, it is the perfect time to assess what new outdoor furniture and accessories you could use. This is a great time to shop for new sofa pillows, chair cushions, umbrella cover, outdoor lamps and more. You may even be tempted to add outdoor artwork on a bare wall.
Now is the perfect time of year to start these outdoor spring
cleaning projects in your backyard oasis. With a bit of time and elbow grease,
your space will be ready for relaxing and entertaining this spring and summer.
As the seasons change, it’s time to take go outside and take
a good, long look at your outdoor patio furniture and assess its condition. Yes,
it’s time to clean, refresh and restore the furnishings in your backyard oasis
so you can plan lots of fun festivities without worry. We offer several tips
for bringing your patio furniture back to life with minimal cost and labor.
Simple Cleaning Ingredients
There is no need to purchase special products to clean your
patio furniture unless you have very specific and stubborn stains or marks.
A watered-down bleach or vinegar spray solution (1/2 cup to
one gallon water) works very well for cleaning the surface of resin, plastic
and fabric pieces. For mold and mildew on decks and wooden furniture, add a bit
of ammonia, dish soap and baking soda to the diluted vinegar solution and use
an old toothbrush to work it into the wood, then rinse. A simple solution of
dish soap and water can also be used to spot clean upholstery fabric.
For plastic furniture, use that old standby, WD-40. Spray it
on and wipe it off. This conditions the pieces and brings back the vibrant
color and shine.
Patio Furniture Materials
Perhaps the most delicate of patio furniture are those made
from wicker and rattan. Again, a mild soap and water solution is your best
choice. Be sure not to saturate the material. Try using a soft cloth to wipe
off the surface and an old toothbrush to get into the grooves. When finished
with a gentle cleaning, be sure that wicker and rattan furniture is allowed to
dry naturally in the sun.
Hardwoods, such as teak or ipe, can take a bit more elbow
grease. The same type of solution, using dish soap or laundry soap diluted in
water, is ideal for giving these pieces a good scrubbing with a soft cloth or
sponge. Refrain from using teak oil to condition hardwood patio furniture as it
tends to encourage the growth of mildew.
Fabric cushions and umbrellas are perhaps the most difficult of your pieces to spot clean. Start by brushing loose dirt from the piece. Once again, a very mild, soapy solution is your best bet, especially when you don’t know the exact type of upholstery fabric used. After gently scrubbing, rinse the fabric well and allow it to air dry. To avoid stains in the future, treat it with a water repellant protectant spray before use.
If you have aluminum furniture, congratulations! This is a very durable and easy to clean material. After cleaning, simply buff it with a soft cloth to remove water stains.
Time to Replace Your
Sometimes, cleaning your patio furniture just isn’t enough.
Stains that won’t disappear, faded and worn upholstery, splits in wood and bent
aluminum frames are all reasons to toss the old and look for new. You may not need
to replace all of last season’s patio furniture, but do ensure that major
pieces, such as sofas, dining tables and lounge chairs are fresh and safe.
If you have any questions about cleaning and refreshing your patio furniture, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to provide you with extra support for any furnishings in your backyard oasis – not just the pieces you purchased from Hauser’s Patio.
One of the biggest advantages of living in the San Diego area is our weather. We enjoy very temperate conditions year round in southern California, which make it the perfect location to enjoy outdoor activities every month. As spring approaches, we are looking forward to some of the best temperatures of the year. Why not really celebrate this gorgeous place we live by setting up an outdoor office? Here are our tips for doing just that.
Add Some Shade
Although the sun’s rays feel warm and welcoming once the morning fog has lifted, it doesn’t take long for bright sunshine to prohibit getting any work done outdoors. Luckily, you have plenty of options to add shade features for an outdoor office in any area of your backyard oasis.
There are cantilever shade umbrellas specifically made to cover up to four zones at once. Smaller market umbrellas are perfect for covering smaller work spaces, and they are easy to move if you wish to change up your environment a bit.
A patio table with a center hole for adding an umbrella is a popular solution and always provides a good place for setting up your laptop and other office equipment. We recommend opting for vented umbrella fabric covers which allow the wind to freely sail through.
Outdoor Table and Chair
Although a patio table is one option for setting up your outdoor workstation, it doesn’t always fit your ergonomic needs. Take a cue from your indoor desk and office chair. Measure their heights and find an outdoor version that is similar. A table of adjustable height is perfect since you can use it with a variety of different seats. A bar height table might work well since it offers a place to support your feet.
Just be sure that the chair you select offers proper back support and the seat isn’t so wide that you are straining to reach your keyboard on the table. You may want to try adding a lumbar pillow to the chair so that your body is placed in the right position.
An outdoor console might be a welcome addition to your outdoor office, as well. These pieces offer a great place to keep your computer accessories and paperwork out of the weather.
Other Outdoor Office Accessories
Of course, you will want to ensure that you always have proper lighting for your outdoor office. An outdoor lamp, which is specifically designed to hold up well in response to weather conditions such as sun and wind, is a handy accessory to place on your outdoor office desk.
Another helpful accessory is a portable outdoor gas heater. This is especially useful if you want to work outdoors on a chilly, cloudy day or after the sun goes down. Place the heater next to your outdoor office setup and you will be sure to stay toasty warm.
Finally, if you are planning on hosting clients in your outdoor office, consider adding a sectional sofa where your clients can relax in comfort. Add a splash of color with brightly hued outdoor pillows.
San Diego’s temperate climate is the perfect match for your outdoor office. Get it set up today so you can enjoy working outside tomorrow.
There are lots of options when it comes to the type of outdoor furnishings you can add to your luxury outdoor living room – everything from aluminum frames to woven details to deeply cushioned upholstery. Today, we’d like to showcase one of our premier vendors and their products, Patio Renaissance woven furniture, which features all of these and more. Here’s what you need to know about these gorgeous pieces for your backyard, patio or cabana.
About Patio Renaissance
Since 1992 Patio Renaissance has been manufacturing outdoor furniture made from all-weather wicker, aluminum and even tubular slings along with cushions made from care-free Sunbrella fabric. They maintain an active Research & Development department with more than 20 engineers and draftsmen to keep their manufacturing methods up-to-date. The designs are classic and most pieces feature woven details along the bottoms and sides. With a wide array of timeless, transitional styles it is both easy and affordable to furnish your luxury outdoor living room with seating, dining and table pieces from Patio Renaissance woven furniture.
High Quality Manufacturing
Patio Renaissance woven furniture starts with an aluminum frame. This material is sturdy and durable while resistant to elements that tend to degrade other materials, such as sea spray, sun, rain and pollution. The high-gauge aluminum used in Patio Renaissance woven furniture is extruded into tubes and strips, then shaped and powder coated.
When it comes to the woven elements in their furniture, Patio Renaissance uses what they call “Weather Wicker.” This material is made from polyethylene pellets and mixed with UV stabilizers as well as an anti-aging compound to make it extremely durable. Manufactured wicker helps make their products last longer, look better and it provides creative license in terms of adding various colors and textures. Weaving Weather Wicker is actually done by hand at the Patio Renaissance plant, lending it an air of old-fashioned craftsmanship hard to find these days.
Finally, all of the Patio Renaissance woven furniture undergoes inspections at each stage of production. This applies both to the aluminum frame and the wicker weaving process.
Beautiful Patio Renaissance Woven Furniture
At Hauser’s Patio, we carry several of Patio Renaissance’s most popular lines of outdoor woven furniture, such as the Monterey, Firenze, Catalina, Ventura, Newport and Naples collections. These lovely transitional pieces feature classic lines that will never go out of style. By pairing sensuous aluminum frame shapes with eye-catching woven accents and topping each seating piece with gorgeous upholstery, Patio Renaissance hits all the right notes in terms of luxury outdoor furnishings that are perfect for the San Diego environment and Southern California style.
Adding classic designs, a pop of color and a bit of pizzazz to your luxury backyard oasis is easy with the laid-back designs and multitude of collections offered by Patio Renaissance woven furniture.
Homeowners in the San Diego area know that we live in one of the most beautiful areas in the country. We enjoy abundant sunshine, a temperate climate and incredible views of the ocean. But that also means that our backyard oasis is subject to battering from winds, rain, sun and sea spray. And that’s why many of us opt for stainless steel outdoor furniture. Here are further reasons why you should consider choosing stainless steel frames when you next buy furnishings for your luxury outdoor living room.
About Stainless Steel
Stainless steel, as a medium for furniture, is a heavy metal. The only metal used in outdoor furnishings heavier than stainless steel is wrought iron. This metal alloy of steel, chromium, nickel, silicon, aluminum, molybdenum and carbon also has chromium added in order to resist rust.
Stainless Steel Outdoor Furniture is Durable and Strong
One of the reasons stainless steel outdoor furniture is more durable than most other materials is that it is both heavy and strong. Of course, all types of metal will be more durable than media such as wicker, resin or wood. In the midst of a storm rolling in from the Pacific, stainless steel furnishings won’t blow away. Stainless steel furniture will not dent easily. As a bonus, these pieces can stay out on your patio year-round because weather will not adversely affect them. When you buy stainless steel outdoor furniture, you are making an investment for the long run. The only thing you will need to replace are the cushions – it will literally almost never wear out.
How to Care for Stainless Steel
Perhaps one of the best features of stainless steel outdoor furniture is that it is very easy to care for. You can easily wipe it off with a damp rag to whisk away dust and dirt. For a buildup of dirt, add a drop or two of dish detergent to water and spray down the frame of your outdoor furniture and let it sit for a few minutes. After rinsing, apply a thin coat of liquid auto wax in order to keep the finish protected. If a piece of your powder-coated stainless steel outdoor furniture does get chipped, be sure to use a touch-up product so that it is not exposed to the weather. Remember that the powder coating finish helps prevent rusting.
Stainless Steel Looks Good
When it comes to the style of your stainless steel outdoor furniture, this material lends itself nicely to contemporary designs. The stainless steel itself is sleek and fairly easy to mold into sensuous shapes. When it is powder coated, stainless steel outdoor furniture frames can take on a completely different look via lots of color and texture choices.
For strong, durable, good-looking pieces, it is hard to beat stainless steel outdoor furniture. Let’s take a look at the possibilities by stopping in to browse through our extensive showroom or take a look at all the inventory we have posted here online. Isn’t it time you upgraded your luxury backyard oasis with stainless steel outdoor furniture made to last?
If you are in the market to add luxury outdoor furnishings of timeless style with ultra-comfortable seating and superior durability to your backyard oasis, then you need to take a look at pieces from the Brown Jordan Connexion and Wave Collection. These sleek and sensuous designs are perfect for your contemporary San Diego outdoor living room.
Brown Jordan Connexion Collection
Brown Jordan came up with the most innovative concepts in luxury outdoor furnishings when they designed the Connexion Collection. Each gorgeously styled piece in this collection connects to another so that you can form seating arrangements that work perfectly in your space. Available pieces are chairs, loveseats, sectional sofas and chaise lounges. There are also ancillary pieces, such as ottomans, occasional tables and coffee tables. When it comes to versatile and attractive seating, Brown Jordan Connexion is the collection to shop.
But this handsome, contemporary collection is more than just a pretty face. It is crafted with cutting edge technology to form sturdy aluminum frames that easily stand up to any weather our coastal climate brings. The upholstery is made from Suncloth material, which is specifically designed to resist rot, water damage and fading from the sun. Suncloth upholstery is available in many different vivid hues and interesting patterns that complement your beautiful patio or pool deck.
Brown Jordan Wave Collection
Another extremely popular collection from Brown Jordan is the Wave. So named because the style of each piece mimics the flowing shapes found naturally in the ocean, these seats and tables provide a striking addition to any San Diego backyard oasis. The extruded aluminum frames are designed with broad proportions and graceful silhouettes. The contoured seats of Wave chairs, lounges, stools, ottomans and rockers are made for ultimate comfort. Even people of larger size will find these seating pieces accommodate them more than adequately.
There are plenty of tables in various sizes and shapes to enhance those comfy seats, too. The Wave Collection is perfect for an outdoor dining area. Add Wave end, coffee or occasional tables to a seating group in front of an outdoor gas fireplace. No matter where you put these pieces, the tables and chairs are sure to cause a stir with their sinuous shapes and ergonomically designed seats. When your backyard oasis overlooks the ocean, the Brown Jordan Wave Collection is a natural addition.
This year, why not take your luxury outdoor living room to the next level with some of the finest outdoor furnishings money can buy? Add pieces from the Brown Jordan Connexion and Wave Collection to your backyard oasis and then sit back – in ultimate comfort – and wait for the compliments to roll in.
Bar stools, balcony stools, pub stools, bar chairs, patio stools – whatever you call them, these higher-than-standard seats are a popular addition to many San Diego luxury outdoor living rooms. There are many special places in your backyard where stools fit right in. Here are our tips for buying the right bar stools and balcony stools for your space.
What is the Difference in These Types of Stools
Let’s start out by saying that the biggest difference you are likely to find when shopping for stools is whether they are made to cozy up to a counter in your outdoor kitchen or an outdoor bar. Your counter is more than likely shorter than a bar you have out on your patio and the stools for each application are a different height, as well.
As for balcony stools, many people refer to them as such because a balcony is the perfect place for a tall table and chairs. The extra height allows you to see over the wall while enjoying a meal or beverage al fresco.
To be sure you are getting the right stools for your outdoor living room, start by measuring your bar or table. Of course, this is not necessary if you are planning to purchase a complete set. But if you have an existing table or bar, you will want a stool that is 10 inches less than the height of the tabletop. This is typically 30 to 36 inches from the ground.
How Many Do You Need?
Here’s another to think about – how many barstools will fit at your table. You want everyone to have adequate elbow room and be comfortable sitting next to each other. The size of your table determines how many stools can be arranged around it. The rule of thumb is to allow 26 to 30 inches between each stool, measuring from the center of one seat to the next. If your table buts up against a wall, you should leave 14 inches from the center of that stool to the wall itself.
What’s Your Style?
Now that you know the size and the number of balcony stools you need, it’s time to go over the fun part: choosing the style. At Hauser’s Patio, we offer a broad range of styles in barstools, everything from very traditional to contemporary and plenty of styles that are considered transitional. Whether you are trying to create a luxury backyard oasis that resembles an island resort or you prefer classic good looks, we have plenty of bar stools and balcony stools to fit your style.
Wrap It Up With Perfect Details
Finally, decide on which details will work best for your space, your needs and the level of comfort you desire. For us adults, cushioned stools are the softest for our bodies, but if you have kids, count on the cushions getting soiled. Other details to consider include armrests (best if you have a lot of room), swivel (to add another level of comfort) and type of upholstery (we recommend beautiful and durable Sunbrella fabric for the outdoors).
We hope this guide has helped you understand the various features and differences between bar stools and balcony stools and how to fit them into your backyard oasis.
As you plan to renovate or just revamp your backyard oasis this year, it’s important to select outdoor products carefully. There are certain factors you need to take into account, such as durability, sustainability and style. Turning your backyard into a luxury oasis is an investment in your lifestyle, and that’s why we recommend teak outdoor furniture as one of the best investments you can make in high quality outdoor furnishings for your home.
Durability of Teak Outdoor Furniture
When you invest in classically styled outdoor furniture for your backyard oasis, you want to be sure the pieces will last for years, or even decades, to come. And you want them to keep their good looks with minimal care and upkeep.
Thanks to teak outdoor furniture being made from close-grained hardwood with high oil content, these pieces are naturally resistant to rot, insects, acidic and alkaline substances as well as the ill effects of water, sun and frost. Teak wood is both strong and heavy. Teak wood’s density contributes to the furniture’s sturdiness. Teak outdoor furniture is far superior to any made with particle board, which is easily damaged by water. A light sanding and polish every couple years or so keeps it beautiful. Because these pieces are so durable, they could easily last for a century or more and be considered treasures to hand down to your grandchildren.
Sustainability of Teak Wood
While there is much demand for teak outdoor furniture due to its superior qualities, many manufacturers now turn to teak plantations to supply this wood. This leaves old-growth teak wood to flourish in forests. Because the trees are resistant to termites and insects, the wood continues to grow for a much longer time than other species, allowing West African and Indonesian forests, where teak grows as a native plant, to thrive.
Perfect for Warm, Wet Climates
Did you know? Teak outdoor furniture actually moderates heat. In the middle of a hot summer, the wood still feels cool to the touch; on a cold day the opposite is true. This makes teak furniture pleasant to touch, in addition to its naturally silky wood feel.
Teak wood is also resistant to water and moisture – a big bonus here in the San Diego area. This is due to its high oil content and a reason why craftsmen have been using teak to build decks and flooring for ships over centuries.
Teak Outdoor Furniture is Beautiful
And finally, a big advantage of teak outdoor furniture is its aesthetic appeal. The straight grain combined with its richly toned gold color makes it easy to turn teak into a gorgeous piece for your backyard oasis. It pairs nicely with gold-toned metals and doesn’t cause an adverse contact reaction due to moisture leakage, as many other woods do. Teak outdoor furniture looks lovely combined with nearly any color or pattern of upholstery.
When it’s time to upgrade your backyard oasis with lovely and durable teak outdoor furniture, we urge you to contact us so we can show you the many styles and options.
How long has it been since you’ve taken a good, long look at your backyard oasis and found ways to make it more comfortable, more efficient and more livable? With the advent of the new year, now is an ideal time to perfect your perfect outdoor living room. Try these tips for enhancing the outdoor space you have.
The Right Furniture in the Right Place
You will never truly relax in your perfect outdoor living room unless you have the right furniture arranged in the proper places. Think about where you spend the most amount of time. If it’s poolside, then a set of chaise lounges on the pool deck is perfect. If you prefer to bask in the warmth of a fireplace or fire pit, then plush armchairs, which can be moved to take best advantage of the flames, are appropriate. Wooden benches placed in the garden allow you to enjoy the sight and smell of your favorite blooms. On a covered back patio, a sprawling sectional sofa allows a maximal number of people to enjoy the outdoors.
Many people don’t consider the “floor” part of their perfect outdoor living room. Outside of pavers, concrete and pebbles, you may also want to scatter throw rugs to make the ground more comfortable for your feet. Rugs are the ultimate in low maintenance outdoor flooring and are easily replaced when they are worn or faded.
Outdoor Dining Room
Design your perfect outdoor living room for more than just relaxing, gardening or swimming. A dining area is a must-have, especially if you enjoy entertaining. Be sure the area is covered by an overhang or shade structure. Choose the type of outdoor dining set you prefer, anything from the classic wooden picnic table to a full-sized dining table plus chairs. You may also want a small bistro set outside the doors to your patio for a convenient place to enjoy your morning coffee or an afternoon cocktail.
A hot trend this year is to open your kitchen and dining area to the outdoors, creating a seamless transition between indoors and out. In this case, a smaller dining set or a grouping of pub height table and barstools would be appropriate.
Focus on the Garden
A cozy little nook nestled in amongst the flora of your outdoor garden is a welcome respite from the stress of the day. While wooden or concrete benches are the traditional choice to place along a garden pathway, they are not the most comfortable of seats. Mix things by up by placing a deeply cushioned rocker or glider along with a handy end table near a particularly pretty setting. Add an ottoman for your feet and a colorful shade covering for ultimate relaxation.
Take Cues from Resort Design
Who knows how best to make people feel comfy, cozy and pampered but high-end resort personnel? Next time you take a vacation, take note of how they group seating pieces and where they put things like fire pits, standing propane heaters, greenery, lighting and even artwork. Take lots of pictures so you can emulate the same effect at home in your backyard oasis.
The perfect outdoor living room is yours to be had with a bit of forethought, planning and a nod to what makes you feel most at ease.
Amidst all the New Year’s resolutions we tend to make, here’s one that is far easier than losing weight, quitting smoking, getting in shape or any of the other popular promises we make to ourselves. We’re talking about taking your San Diego backyard and patio and turning these spaces into an ultra-comfy place for entertaining, playing or just kicking back. The place to start is with seating arrangements. Take a look at the innovative furnishings we’ve outlined below and decide which ones would look best in your luxury outdoor oasis to upgrade your outdoor seating.
Chaise Away the Blues
If your backyard oasis includes a pool (or even if it doesn’t), several chaise lounges provide a perfect place to perch before or after your swim. This is a practical starting piece to upgrade your outdoor seating.
For a comfortable lounger the perfect size for you and your significant other, think about adding a double chaise. The Classico Adjustable Double Chaise by O.W. Lee is, just as its name promotes, a classic design that fits into any style of outdoor décor. It is characterized by gracefully arching wrought iron frame details. Choose the upholstery fabric from dozens of gorgeous colors and patterns.
For a truly unique and oh-so-stylish option in chaise lounges, the Tres Chic model from Tommy Bahama Outdoor is at the top of our list. With a stunning design that incorporates ergonomic curves to fit your body, this outdoor lounge chair is both piece of art and ultra-comfortable seat. Opt for at least a pair poolside as everyone will want to give this chaise lounge a try.
Rockers and Gliders
There are few more cozy and relaxing seating options than an outdoor rocking or gliding chair. The soothing motion is perfect for a lazy afternoon or an evening spent in front of the outdoor propane fireplace or fire pit.
Your outdoor glider gets even comfier when it is a Veranda Cushion Swivel Glider from Castelle. This seat features deep upholstery in your choice of color (isn’t the rust pattern shown a real show-stopper?) along with two softly supportive bolster pillows.
The front porch rocker is a ubiquitous part of many a childhood home memory. But there’s no need to settle for Granny’s old wooden model; today’s outdoor furniture manufacturers have updated the style and durability of this classic seating icon. Take a look at this beauty crafted rocking chair of natural brass. This is the Kantan Brass Rocker from Brown Jordan and it’s nothing like the rockers you are probably used to see on the front porch. Although you may want to display this gorgeous piece there, you will certainly want a pair in your luxury backyard oasis, too.
Finally, there is one more seating piece we wish to showcase to upgrade your outdoor seating in 2019: a tree seat. Although this style may have been around for some time, the sheer genius of its design and the ability to take advantage of a natural shade source make this Glenham Semi Circle Seat by Barlow Tyrie a perpetual favorite.
Now is the perfect time to start planning on renovating your backyard oasis for the new year. Upgrade your outdoor seating with unique and stylish options as a great way to jump start the process.
Do you have a she-shed or man cave in your backyard? These nifty spaces are often treated as an extension of your luxury outdoor living room, bringing some of its elements indoors while sharing space with the outdoors. As such, it should be richly appointed and contain all the furnishings and accessories necessary to be a comfortable retreat.
Add a Touch of Warmth
When the outside temps cool down, you are sure to want a heat source within your she-shed or man cave. The easiest solution is to add an electric Infratech heater. This compact heater is safe to operate inside or out. It is 90 percent efficient, so a great source of heat for a small space. You can also augment the heater with a switch that allows you to simply flip it to turn the single or double element heater off and on.
Of course, the most important feature in a comfortable space to call your own is the furniture. We recommend a deeply cushioned sofa and side tables. If you don’t have enough space for a full-sized seating piece, a two-person glider or pair of rockers or recliners nicely fit the bill for comfortable seating. A beautifully designed Curve chaise lounge is another option. A café table and barstools make for a lovely place to enjoy a cup of coffee while looking out the window (which is adorned with a curtain or shade, of course).
Extend the Comfort Outside
Every great man cave or she-shed needs a front porch, so you can easily move between the indoors and out. Equip the porch – which probably has a small footprint – with no more than a couple of Adirondack chairs so it isn’t too crowded. Provide shade with a market umbrella, rather than a permanent porch covering, since you can easily replace the fabric portion and change up the looks as you wish. Include a small table for drinks and space for a cooler to keep your beverages handy and cold.
Include a Soft Touch
While you may be using your she-shed or man cave as an additional work space, it should include lots of soft elements for the utmost in comfortable lounging, as well. Think lots of deeply cushioned recliners or chairs and stacks of durable outdoor pillows. A plush rug keeps your feet warm and clean.
All the Accessories
While you may be concerned mainly with the furnishings in your fun shed, don’t forget that appropriate outdoor accessories are necessary to finish it off. You will need adequate lighting if you are using the space for working on projects. Besides overhead lights, consider adding some artful lamps to occasional tables scattered throughout. Artwork in the style of your choice on the walls helps make it feel more homey. Things like a bar cart, stocked with plenty of beverage options, or lazy Susan gives your she-shed or man cave a sophisticated touch.
Isn’t it time you treated yourself and upgraded your she-shed or man cave to a wonderfully furnished and comfortable place to hang out and de-stress?
What better time to showcase one of our fabulous manufacturers, American Fyre Designs, than mere days before the official start of winter? Our inventory would not be complete without the variety of fire tables, fire pits, fire urns and other stylish outdoor furnishings that bring warmth and mesmerizing beauty to any luxury backyard oasis.
About American Fyre Designs
At Hauser’s Patio & Rattan, we take the process of vetting the manufacturers with whom we do business seriously. Making the decision to bring American Fyre Designs onboard was a simple one. Their products are composed mainly of GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete), a modern material that adds strength and durability to outdoor décor. With more than 30 years’ experience crafting high quality outdoor fire pieces, American Fyre Designs is a company that stays on top of manufacturing innovations while providing cutting edge engineering and design expertise. They produce some of the most unique, yet practical, pieces for staying warm on a chilly San Diego night.
Specializing in Unique Designs
One thing we love about the products from American Fyre Designs is their vast array of fire features in all shapes and sizes. Think beyond the standard fire pit or outdoor fireplace for pieces that are real showstoppers as features in your luxury outdoor living room. They produce everything from fire tables to fire urns, fire falls and pieces that combine both fire and water for a very mesmerizing and fantastical take on this unlikely combination of elements.
What American Fyre Fire Features Do You Need?
With so many gorgeous and useful fire features available from American Fyre Designs, you may have a hard time deciding which you need in your luxury backyard oasis. Fortunately, we can help with that.
For those of you with a spacious backyard, an outdoor fireplace is a must-have. Even if you have a fire pit or other fire features, a fireplace is the anchor to your outdoor décor and the place where guests will congregate during parties. Its large size means that it has the ability to heat large outdoor spaces, which is essential for a Christmas, New Year’s or Valentine’s Eve party.
Fire Pit and/or Fire Table
If your backyard is on the smaller size, then a fire pit or fire table might be just the right option – and you can use these all year long. Because they are available in so many shapes, sizes and heights, an American Fyre Designs fire pit or fire table fits perfectly in any outdoor living room.
With either style, you can use the edges of the top for placing drinks and plates, which makes them very handy, especially during parties.
Fire Urn, Fire Bowl or Firefall
For a truly dramatic effect in your backyard oasis, add several unique fire features, such as a fire urn, fire bowl, or firefall (which is similar to a waterfall). These gorgeous pieces help light pathways and corners while also providing warmth. They look great in any size backyard or patio. These are the American Fyre Designs fire features that add a very dramatic element to your outdoor living room. Think of them as the accessories that finish off your outdoor décor.
Now is the perfect time of year to shop for beautiful and practical fire features from American Fyre Designs – just in time for all your holiday parties and beyond.
For all the people on your holiday gift list who live locally, why not give the gift of outdoor décor this year? Most of us spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying the temperate San Diego weather so gifts that enhance our luxury backyard experience are always welcome. Here’s a short guide filled with lovely gift ideas for everyone on your list.
Although historical records vary, the name of this nifty item will forever be associated with an inventor’s (Thomas Edison or Thomas Jefferson, take your pick) daughter by the name of Susan. Regardless of your gift recipient’s moniker, they are sure to appreciate this item which always comes in handy when entertaining outdoors. Choose from a selection of natural materials – wood, stone, aluminum and more – and even a square, as opposed to round, shape. Include a nice bottle of Scotch and perhaps a set of barware to make this an even more appreciated gift.
Who would love a lazy Susan? Bosses, coworkers, clients, newlyweds, neighbors.
Here’s another handy outdoor décor item: a serving cart. Anyone who entertains often knows the value of this piece of furniture for making rounds with an array of drinks, glasses and condiments. There are many styles to choose from, everything from a classic, metal cart to one with a more sophisticated, midcentury modern vibe. Include a bottle of your favorite wine and perhaps a package of cocktail napkins and swizzle sticks to help your gift recipient get their new bar cart stocked.
Who would love a serving cart? Family members, clients, friends, neighbors.
No backyard oasis in San Diego is truly complete without decorating the walls. While everyone thinks about the furnishings they need for patios, pool sides and cabanas, they rarely stop to consider embellishing bare walls. Outdoor artwork is made specifically to withstand weather conditions and resist sun fade. There are literally hundreds of pictures from which to choose. Surely there is at least one or more that perfectly suits the taste of everyone on your gift list.
Who would love outdoor artwork? Bosses, coworkers, clients, family members, friends, neighbors.
A small, mobile fire feature, such as a fire urn, fire bowl, fire table or even a patio heater is a practical and gorgeous gift. There are plenty of ways to customize these mesmerizing outdoor décor accessories, such as using fire glass media, adding a windscreen or including a grill cover. Who couldn’t use a fire feature in their luxury outdoor living room? With all the unique and modern styles, the hardest part will be deciding who gets what.
Who would love a fire feature? New homeowners, newlyweds, neighbors, friends, family.
These are just a few of our suggestions for fantastic holiday gifts that anyone on your list would be happy to receive. We invite you to come in and visit our showroom for even more ideas on useful, practical, yet beautiful gifts to enhance anyone’s backyard oasis with exquisite outdoor décor.
In the spirit of the season, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the things for which we are most thankful. Although we’ve only listed eight here, there are so many more. We hope that you will take the time to reflect on the personal blessings in your life throughout this holiday season.
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