Eleni Vivi patio, 2017-09-14 09:12:44. There are a variety of materials and fabrics that you can choose from while making your cushions. Creating a patio cushion is quite similar to sewing a pillow or simple couch cushion. The difference between making patio cushions and indoor cushions lies in the material used. Patio cushions have to be ideally made of materials that damp- and mildew-resistant. Select fabrics that are water-resistant, shrink-resistant, and resist fading. Here is a step-by-step guide to creating cushions for your patio furniture that can accentuate your personal style and creativity.
Rosica Alyssia patio, 2017-09-10 20:30:01. Patios are meant to be places where you can become one with nature. That is the reason why people put a lot of greenery around their patio, add natural pools, and make it as natural as possible. Of course, furniture made from a material like metal or plastic will look incongruous in the patio. (Yet, wrought iron does have some fantastic shapes and does look good in patios.) But, it remains a fact that the only suitable materials for the patio are wicker and wood. Now, since we all know how susceptible wood is to climatic conditions, wicker becomes the best choice. It can be blended with other stronger materials (such as built on a metal frame, or given a glass table top), and made better-looking. Wicker really looks at home in the patio, it merges with the surroundings beautifully.
Janina Alison patio, 2017-09-09 08:12:43. "Hey Joe, there's a crack in your driveway..." I don't know about you guys, but I definitely don't wanna be Joe! Driveways, walkways, patios, etc., are amongst the first things that friends and family notice when they come visiting (that is, if your pet Labrador doesn't go jumping and slobbering over them first!). A lot of work goes into getting them to look right, not to mention time and money. While most of us tend to make a choice based only upon which one is cheaper, there are several other factors―such ease of installation, durability, etc.―which need to be taken into account.
Rosica Alyssia patio, 2017-09-08 20:07:03. Take Measurements of the Area: Take measurements of the area that you want your umbrella to cover. While it is not necessary to cover the whole patio, it is a good idea to provide shade over the chairs or the table. Jot down the measurements in a notebook, which you can take along with you when you go shopping for the umbrella.
Deena Imani patio, 2017-09-10 08:26:23. Additional Contact Point: If your patio door is an old model, it is quite possible that it has only one contact point. This configuration reduces the durability of the wheels as the weight of the glass door is concentrated on the single contact point. You can install an additional contact point to ensure proper distribution of the door weight, which will increase the durability of the wheels. If this project sounds challenging, don't hesitate to hire a professional.
Rosica Alyssia patio, 2017-09-11 08:33:37. Wicker furniture is hard to maintain, since the binding can turn dry and brittle, forcing the structure to fall apart. To help it retain moisture, which is the main binding ingredient, wipe wicker furniture with a damp cloth, twice a week. Use linseed oil to fill cracks, leaving it on overnight. Wipe away the excess the following day using a damp cloth. It is better to have imitation wicker furniture in a patio, since it requires less maintenance and isn't prone to falling apart easily. Caring for wicker furniture takes commitment on the part of the owner. During the nights, cover the furniture using a cloth or tarp, or keep them indoors. Don't leave them out during the winter or when it's raining, or they'll crumble in no time.
Rosica Alyssia patio, 2017-09-08 08:02:53. Wicker is the most lightweight of all furniture materials, with the exception of plastic. Anyway, plastic is not the tasteful person's choice for furniture, so we can leave it out of the discussion. That makes wicker the ideal choice for people who are in the habit of redecorating their patios often, since they can very easily move the furniture from one place to the other. Also, it lasts much longer than wood. Of course, wrought iron will easily outlast wicker, but if you are looking to set up a contemporary and earthy patio, you can leave wrought iron out and bring wicker in.
Deena Imani patio, 2017-09-09 20:17:27. The best type of patio furnishings are made from wrought iron or other alloys. The specialty of this type is that it is resistant to extreme weathering. Wrought iron furniture is also rarely damaged. It is made to last for a long time. So much is the durability that many generations of the same family can make use of it.
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