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Summer Sunroom Fun: An Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration

The 4th of July is a fantastic opportunity for friends and family to gather together. And because it is summertime, what could be better than an outdoor party? Your sunroom provides an essential component of the perfect backyard celebration.

 Even though your guest may eat and mingle in your backyard, set up the food table and paper goods inside your sunroom. Having the food table in the sunroom means there is easy access both to a kitchen area as well as the yard, but it also provides some protection from direct sunlight, wind, or bugs that may want to join your party.  Your sunroom can become a unique expression of the holiday. Do you want a "small-town" feel for your 4th of July party? Use galvanized tin buckets or wooden crates to hold paper goods and utensils. Decorate the table with red, white and blue bandannas, and put tea lights or candles in Mason jars as evening approaches. Decorate the sunroom windows with banners or pennants made from scraps of vintage fabric. 
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Summer Celebrations on Your Patio: 5 Ways to Make Outdoor Living The Best Part of Your Summer

The summer season often leads to living life trapped indoors in the comfort of air conditioning. However, life doesn't have to be this way. You should be enjoying the outdoor air without the discomfort that summer heat brings on your own patio. In fact, you should be hosting all of your summer celebrations in this space! Here are five ways you can make outdoor living in the comfort of your own home happen for you this summer:


Invest in a Patio Cover: Patio covers are one of the best ways to provide your patio with protection from the sun while keeping the space cool and relaxing. Patio covers that are low maintenance and UV protected are best. On top of this, you can even add ceiling fans to help cool the space even more. This way, there is no chance of not being able to withstand the heat of the summer.Invest in a Pergola: Looking for something that brings a bit more light into the space? Consider a pergola, which is open covering for your patio, but still provides the comfort of…

What is Your Favorite Part of Home? How Transition Spaces (Interior to Exterior) Add Comfort and Cozy Factor To Both Home and Garden

During the pleasingly warm weather months, a sunroom serves three important purposes ...

No matter the weather, a sunroom or covered patio provides a transition from indoors to outdoors by allowing sheltered yet open access to both areas.Sunrooms and patio covers allow you to really enjoy your yard and garden by affording sweeping views of those outdoor spaces. Sunrooms and LifeRoom style patio covers add valuable living space to your home -- and this last benefit is one that can last the whole year through if you include a heat source such as a gas fireplace or under-the-floor heating! 
Research shows that nature is good for us. It's calming and nurturing, yet, if we're honest, it's not always cooperative, even during the warm months. A sudden spring shower or summer thunderstorm can send us running for the door, or the backyard mosquito population can make an evening patio barbecue less than perfect. That's where you'll find that having a sunroom can bring you th…

5 Ways Patio Covers Add A Touch of Beauty and A Good Deal of Value to Your Home

As winter takes its final bow, blossoms are bursting from trees, emerald blades are peeking through snow, and daffodils are raising their stately heads. There's no time more exhilarating to be outdoors than during spring's triumphant arrival. A feast for all senses, spring is an invitation into your own backyard. What better place to enjoy the show than from the tranquility of your own covered patio? Here are 5 reasons a patio cover will add both value and beauty to your home, not only this spring, but for years to come.
They Are Magical for Mingling Have you ever cleaned your whole house and invited guests over, only to have them all cluster in the kitchen, or one particular room? The interior of a home invokes a certain degree of privacy, which lends an apprehension to just mill around. Want to get your guests to mingle? A patio cover is the perfect solution. In the open air, guests will feel freer, as covered patios are like rooms without walls. The best patio covers are i…

Sunroom Decorating: Summer and Beyond

It's easy to get caught up in all the newest trends; we're all guilty of it. The only problem then is when your brand new trendy couch just isn't "cool" anymore. Here are a few tips for decorating your sunroom this Summer that will allow you to leave it that way for years to come!
Color Schemes: Soft and subtle base colors allow the natural light from your windows to keep your sunroom bright. Try a pastel color, light gray, beige or eggshell white.  Your primary color will be what is on most of your big pieces, so it's best to choose a color you really love.  Accent colors are where you can go all out! Have fun and just know that these are the ones you can change much easier if you get tired of them later on.   Writer's picks: A pastel blue base with a medium gray primary color and accents of white, bright blue, yellow, light forest green, and a touch of purple-pink.


Furniture:A comfy couch and a cushioned rocking chair are always an excellent idea for y…