Tip of the Month by Denise
It is not too early to start thinking about your outdoor space. Whether you want a refresh or a complete overhaul, now is the time to plan!
- Start by assessing your outdoor space – you will need to take some measurements of your patio, deck or sunroom. If it is a new build, work from the plans as you don’t have to wait until the work is finished to begin the process. You want to be able to use your outdoor space as soon as its ready! Make sure you note any doorways, stairs or windows.
- Think about how you would like to use the space. Just because you have always had a dining table, doesn’t mean you have to continue with one. A dining table and chairs take up a fair bit of real estate and if you find you rarely sit up to a table to eat, you might want to introduce some comfortable seating with a fire table or coffee table instead.
- Utilize magazines and online design sources to start a “file” of outdoor spaces you love. Don’t analyze – just tear out or bookmark pictures you are drawn to. You will soon see that there is a theme to the looks you have saved.
- Come to Shop The Lake with your measurements, dreams and wish list. We will zero in on the best furniture to suit your needs and budget.