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Must-Haves to Make the Perfect Backyard for Entertaining

Summer is the time to enjoy your outdoor space, whether this means just sitting outside with a good book or throwing the best party of the summer. If throwing the best summer party is on your to do list this year, we have listed the must haves to make your backyard ideal for entertaining.
Outdoor Weather-Friendly Speakers Music is a must have when hosting a summer party. However, nothing is more tedious than moving indoor speakers outdoors for the day, only to forget them and destroy them days later after a summer storm arises. If throwing parties with the sounds of summertime ballads in the background is your thing, outdoor speakers are a must have. From high tech speakers hoisted on the walls, or hidden speakers nestled neatly amongst your garden and shaped like rocks, there are many speakers on the market to fit your style. Whatever you choose, we suggest finding one that is completely wireless and runs solely on Bluetooth and solar powered. This will ensure an easy installation and…

Late Summer Blooms to Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds

It is not too late to make your outdoor space amazing so you can enjoy the rest of your summer. Bringing nature into your backyard creates a calm and cooling vibe to help you relax all summer long. Butterflies and hummingbirds are the perfect animals to create the perfect relaxing feeling you might be looking for. We found the five best blooms that will attract all the butterflies and hummingbirds to your backyard this summer season.


SUNFLOWERS The most obvious flower to add to your outdoor space are tall vibrant sunflowers. This flower couldn’t be more perfect to invest in now as it’s blooming season begins now and lasts through fall. Sunflowers are easy to maintain; all they need is to be planted in an area with high sun-exposure and watered lightly. Sunflowers can be purchased at any home improvement store such as Lowes, at your local Walmart store, or a flower nursery near you.

COSMOS Cosmos is another flower that will help attract mystifying hummingbirds and colorful butterflies. Co…

Why a Sunroom Should be your Next Addition!

Ever want to create your own personal nook? Adding a sunroom to your house allows you to do just that. Nothing transforms a home like a sunroom. Space is added. Sunlight and nature are brought in, but even more so, family fun just seems to follow. Your sunroom becomes the bright, friendly place for gatherings, game nights, parties, quiet chats or time alone.
Designed for year-round living, our solarium, patio enclosure and sunroom designs can be customized to fit your lifestyle and will enhance the beauty and value of your home. Traditional and contemporary sunrooms and conservatories will add light, elegance and a spacious look that will blend perfectly with any style home.
Natural Light and Adding Space Fill your home with natural light and add the space you've always wanted – with one easy sunroom addition. Four Seasons Sunrooms, patio rooms and conservatories will bring your home to life! Enjoy the beauty, serenity, and energy of nature, all year-round, in a sunroom addition from…

Amazing Ways to Illuminate your Pergola

Don’t let a dark or dimly lit pergola stop your outdoor summer fun once the sun goes down. During those long summer months, when company stays throughout the night, you need to make sure you have the best lighting to keep the party going. We’ve compiled a list of the top four best ways to illuminate your pergola to keep the party going well into the night.
Built in Lights We understand that adding a pergola to your backyard is a big decision. Do it right from the start by having built in lights installed directly into your pergola. This ensures that you when it gets dark out, you won’t need to scramble to turn find lighting or retreat indoors. With a flick of a switch, you can host company all summer long, day or night, with ease! Four Seasons Sunrooms & Windows offers puck lighting for all our patio covers and covered pergolas.
String Lights If you already have your pergola installed but overlooked installing lighting, don’t worry! String lights are so easy, whimsical, and budget-f…

Our Favorite Privacy Solutions for your Backyard

Summer is your time the best time to hang out and spend time with the people you love. Making sure your backyard is quiet and free of prying eyes is a must. We found the best solutions to create privacy in your backyard so you can enjoy the time with your family and friends while maintaining your privacy.
Fountains: Natural Zen Adding a fountain to your backyard is a great way to keep out the peeping toms, while maintaining a natural and organic look. As an additional bonus, adding a fountain creates a white-noise effect, masking out unwanted external noises. With a wide range of variety, styles, and prices, there is a choice of fountain for every home style from east to west.
Fences and Walls When it comes to privacy, low-hanging fruit options are fences or makeshift walls. Putting up a fence or wall allows you to enclose your backyard from neighbors, strangers, and animals (both domestic and wild). If a boring old wall or fence isn’t your style, our favorite creative option is a “l…

Utilizing Curtains on your Pergola

Summertime is the best time, but while the days are long, the summer months are unfortunately rather short. Don’t let the heat keep you from going outside; with the creative use of outdoor curtains on your pergola, you can have the privacy you need this summer, while keeping both the sun, wind, and bugs out. This will not only keep you and your family safe but will protect expensive outdoor furniture.
There are massive differences between indoor and outdoor curtains, in both style and fabric type. For outdoor curtains, our favorite options feature cotton canvases, polyester blends, acrylic and olefin. In fact, Olefin is considered a prime fabric to use. Research has shown that because of its lightweight, soft, and extremely durable weave, Olefin does not fade and is sure to last.
Providing Shade from the Sun Sitting outside in the summer heat can be tiring. Adding modern curtains to your pergola will keep you safe from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Not only is this perfect for a quiet r…

Enhance your Outdoor Space with Budget-Friendly Decor Ideas

For some, time spent in your backyard is limited to only a few months out of the year. In North Eastern states such as New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, it’s safe to say that the only opportunity you have to enjoy your outdoor living space is between May and September. Because of this, over-spending on outdoor luxuries such as lounge chairs, table-top bars, and décor isn’t a top priority, and is often overlooked. We get it! However, you don’t have to settle for low-quality furniture and décor because of it. We compiled a list of our favorite outdoor furniture to give your outdoor space a design upgrade on a budget, so you don’t overextend and over-spend in preparation for this coming summer season.
MODERN FURNITURE WITH A SIMPLISTIC STYLE Modern is in. This year’s trend yearns for sleek, simple and sharp lines with neutral and earth-toned colors. If this style is your “cup of tea”, this 7-piece Rattan Sofa Set from Wayfair is for you. Seating 7 of your closest fri…

4 Tips to Throw the Best Memorial Day Outdoor Party

The kickoff to summer is finally here. Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. Americans have been celebrating Memorial Day since May 30th, 1868. Wow, it’s been 151 years. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared Memorial day’s birthplace in Waterloo, N.Y. Many people celebrate and honor soldiers for their duty in the armed forces. Everyone celebrates in different ways so, here we have the best tips to help you throw the greatest Memorial Day party for your friends and family.

Tip #1: Food, food, and more food. Everyone one loves a good barbecue and it being the start of the summer it might be the first of many. Go to your local super market and pick up some hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and chips. These are all the essentials you need for your party. Before your start the BBQ grab some finger foods to be passed around, so your guests don’t get too hungry. Some of the best finger foods include crackers and cheese, a simple shrimp platter with red sauce and some tomato…

How to Embrace the Hue that's always on Trend: Blue

The color blue has been a popular color for quite some time now. A lot of people are incorporating it into their homes, clothing, and just their overall lifestyle. Luckily summer is here, and this is the best time to start adding some blue into your outdoor space keep your home trendy!

If you’re not sure if you’re going to like it, start off small. Add a little blue into your life with a blue accent pillow to put onto your couch, or blue potted flowers in whichever shade of blue you prefer. Feeling bold?  You could also add a blue area rug at a diagonal to not only elongate the space, but also help to make the room pop. Revamping a kitchen or dining area with a small pop of blue hue is also very easy and cost-effective. Our favorite additional is blue salt and pepper shakers; this is a fun and easy way to test out if blue is for you.

However, if you're ready to make a bold statement and are looking for a more robust and "in your face" way to bring on the blue, there is a…

Designing Your Outdoor Living Space for a Small Yard

Summer is finally here, and a lot of people avoid having guests over because they feel their backyard is too small (and hence, hard to design properly). Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with your friends and families despite the size of your outdoor living space. We found the top renovations you can make to your backyard to feel bigger, and allowing you to enjoy may summer days (and nights) together with all your friends and family.

This first idea is something everyone can do. It's a minimalist's dream and by just keeping your space mess free, avoiding clutter and only keeping out the essentials, you too can replicate this look. By putting away the stuff you don’t necessarily need it will make your backyard feel much bigger. One idea to help condense some of your things is to buy big plant containers to remove many small ones.

One of our favorite ideas to make your backyard feel bigger is to use a focal point. Add one thing into your backyard that you lo…

Add Tranquility to your Patio Cover with these Zen-like Fountains

Many people like to express themselves in different ways. Are you looking for some new ideas to add some personality to your outdoor patios and gardens? Summer is almost here, and outdoor BBQs and summer pool parties are about to begin. It’s time for you to add some relaxing Feng Shui to your backyard. We found the best four Zen like fountains to add into your summer tranquility.



The first fountain is one of the most popular ones. It is the alpine rock waterfall. The gray stones you see are actually made of fiberglass. This is used to help prevent against cracking or neutralizing over time in the hot summer sun. This fountain gives you a ton of options. You can adjust the flow of water to create soothing sounds to add that peacefulness to your backyard. You also have the option to add in some LED lights. These are perfect for when you have company over in the summer. This fountain would be ideal in any backyard.




Next, we have the thinking gnome. This is also a very popular fountain t…

The 5 Most Amazing Climbing Plants for your Pergola

The nice weather is finally here! Outdoor barbecues, family events and picnics are right around the corner. This means time to decorate your backyard. Creating a nice focal piece for all your friends and family to see.Each individual climbing plant gives a different look but is something people will be talking about. Having so many different types will help for you to express your personality. Here are the five best climbing plants for your pergola.
The first one is Honeysuckle. It is a beautiful orange flower. It has an extremely huge vine that would cover any pergola. It also tends to have a longing fragrance and the smell seems to multiple when the sun sets. Leaving your backyard smelling incredible. The honeysuckle seems to have over 180 different species, and all have big vines and grow at crazy rates.
The next type of climbing plant that would be great for your pergola is the classic rose. It tends to be the favorite for most gardeners. These roses harvest a feeling of tranqu…