Backyards have never been more important than they are now. After a long day of working from home, Arizonans need a place to vacation from home while observing social distancing practices.
Luckily, Arizona already has the most beautiful spring weather for a backyard vacay. All you need to do is find your bliss by creating a space that feels comfortable, relaxing and fits your lifestyle.
Here are a few tips to elevate your patio:
Furnish the Dream
No matter how much space you’re working with, the key to setting the vacation vibe is sitting in the most daydream-worthy chair, chaise or couch. Look for furnishings built of fully welded frames of electrostatically powder-coated rust-proof aluminum or all-weather resin wicker. When it comes to cushions, try to find ones with chambered backs that can provide lumbar support and won’t slouch with age. For exterior fabrics, Arizonans should prioritize anything that is a solution dyed acrylic, UV-tested and consider getting a cushion that has a Crypton protective barrier. This protective layer can make a cushion waterproof, stain resistant, anti-microbial and dust-proof — perfect for a low maintenance Arizona backyard.
Dine in Style
Treat your family to a restaurant ambiance without leaving the house with a contemporary outdoor fire pit filled with cobalt-hued fire glass. Whether you’re enjoying a nightcap after work or making s’mores with the kiddos after school, a safe and elegant dining- or balcony-style fire pit is appropriate for all occasions.
Sense of Appeal
Have a list of house projects piling up? A great outdoor speaker system will keep you motivated or help set the mood when you’re ready to sit back and bask in your sense of accomplishment while lounging among stylish throw pillows. Accent rugs, side tables and pillows are all subtle and easily customizable ways to make your backyard your own oasis in the desert. –By Sheri Kennedy. Kennedy is purchasing director at Paddy O’.