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June 26th, 2013 - Sprucing up the Patio

Summer is officially in the air, but before it gets too terribly hot, you should definitely take advantage of the great outdoors. For this edition of Today's Home, I'm going to show you how to make your back porch the perfect space for entertaining.

If you want to spruce up your patio, we have a few different ideas that may help you out. First of all, create lots of different sitting arrangements. We have two chairs in the shade along with some art on the wall for those that do not want to be in the sun. There is no excuse why you can't come outside and sit here in these comfy chairs.

As you turn the corner on the outside of this home, two more chairs are in the sun for those that like to sun worship. We even have all different types of pots. One of them is full of herbs.

I love growing herbs in pots because they love good drainage. Plus, they like it when the pot warms up during the day. Not only do these plants look awesome, they are also very functional because you can harvest and cook with these right at the Barbecue not too far away.

Next, we have a fire pit. What are you gonna do with a fire pit in the summer time? A lot of us just cover them with tarps, put them under our decks, or put in our garage. Why not drill a hole in it, fill it with potting soil, and use it as a planter for seasonal color? Then, when fall comes, you can empty it back out and use it as a fire pit again.

We also have a sitting area at the table that the homeowner made herself with a big red umbrella for shade. Even her fence is decorated. She did this great picture frame and put window boxes in the middle of it, making living art. Now when you bring all these different details and elements together, you have one great patio that you and your family are guaranteed to enjoy.

 

April 26th, 2013 - Redesigning your Bathroom - watch now

April 12th, 2013 - Decorating a small room - watch now

April 5th, 2013 - Using a Pre-emerge in your flower beds - watch now

March 29th, 2013 - Using a Pre-emerge - watch now

March 22nd, 2013 - Getting Your Bulbs to Bloom - watch now

March 15th, 2013 - Open your horizons - watch now

March 8th, 2013 - Freshen up a room - watch now

March 1st, 2013 - Picking out Art - learn more

February 22nd, 2013 - It's all about Symmetry and Balance - learn more

February 15th, 2013 - Buying new furniture - here are some tips

February 8th, 2013 - Impress with a grand entryway! Learn How

February 1st, 2013 - Utility Rooms are so handy - watch this

January 25th, 2013 - Decorating Children's Rooms - Learn some tricks

January 13th, 2013 - Backyard Makeover - watch this

January 4th, 2013 - Children's Crafts Rooms are worth their wait in gold - learn more

December 21st, 2012 - Perfect Poinsettias - check them out

December 14th, 2012 - A different kind of flower - watch this

December 7th, 2012 - Less Frilly Christmas Trees - check these out

November 30th, 2012 - Decorating the Mantle - Chris shows you how

November 23rd, 2012 - Decorate your kitchen - Christmas Kitchen

November 16th, 2012 - Shopping for decorations - let's go!

November 9th, 2012 - PVC Decorations for your yard - very easy to do!

November 2nd, 2012 - Bottles in Your Yard! What fun!

October 26th, 2012 - Add fun to your yard - Chris shows you how

October 19th, 2012 - Lighted Pumpkin Project - click here

October 12th, 2012 - How to make Fake Pumpkins look Real - click here

October 5th, 2012 - Decorating for Halloween - click here

September 28th, 2012 - Seasonal Home Makeover - click here

September 21st, 2012 - Building a Comfy Room - click here

September 14th, 2012 - Updating the Kitchen - click here

September 7th, 2012 - Making some changes around the home - click here

August 31st, 2012 - No Lawn Backyard - click here

August 24th, 2012 - Courtyard Creation - click here

August 17th, 2012 - Natural Retaining Walls - click here

August 10th, 2012 - Builiding a barrier out of plants - click here

August 3rd, 2012 - Unique House Colors - click here

July 27th, 2012 - Low Maintenance Plants - click here

July 20th, 2012 - Backyard Putting Green - click here

July 13th, 2012 - Savvy Storage Solutions - click here

July 6th, 2012 - Use Tropical Plants - click here

June 22nd, 2012 - Love Thy Neighbors - click here

June 15th, 2012 - Create a Wine Cellar - click here

June 8th, 2012 - COLOR in the Garden - click here

June 1st, 2012 - Awesome Custom Railings - click here

May 26th, 2012 - Spring Blooming Bulbs - click here

May 18th, 2012 - Fire Blight - click here

May 11th, 2012 - Turtle Pond - click here

May 4th, 2012 - Synthetic Grass is something to think about! - click here

April 27th, 2012 - Ordinary concrete blocks of beauty - click here

April 20th, 2012 - Make your own Hypertufa - click here

April 13th, 2012 - Unique Alligator Skin Walls - click here

April 6th, 2012 - Two great looks for your yard - click here

March 30th, 2012 - Shining light on collectibles - click here

March 23rd, 2012 - Bring Spring flowers indoors - click here

March 16th, 2012 - Terraniums are all the rage - click here

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flowers are here - click here

February 24th, 2012 - Vines on Trees - click here

February 17th, 2012 - Creating a Great Water Feature - click here

February 10th, 2012 - Buying Pottery in the Winter - click here

February 3rd, 2012 - Trimming in your yard - click here

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