The patio is a great place where you can bring all your friends and family and spend some valuable time together, telling stories and jokes, regardless of the weather. However, as autumn is quickly approaching you need to make sure that the environment is comfortable, well decorated and warm. Placing a stylish and practical patio heater can help you achieve all of these things. Take a look at some of the most beautiful and efficient patio heaters.
A practical garden is a garden that you can easily maintain without having to spend hours trimming, mowing and grooming it. While the low-maintenance is a key feature, you also have to keep in mind the aesthetic part and create a beautiful area where the plants will thrive and you will enjoy quality time outdoors. Here are some ideas of garden designs that will help you create an interesting and functional area.
Whether you have a large patio and you want to give it a practical use, or you want a kitchen separated from the rest of your house so that you will no longer sense food odor around the house, or you simply want to create a summer area where you can cook and eat with your family, the outdoor kitchen is always a good idea. Once you have it built, you will have to equip it with all the necessary appliances, utensils and furniture that will help you relax and prepare delicious meals. Here are some essential elements that should not lack from your outdoor kitchen.
If you decide to turn your front yard into a haunted cemetery for Halloween, then you definitely need a lot of imagination and some inspiring ideas in order to keep everyone away out of fear and to make your house the talk of the neighborhood. Needless to say, your Halloween costume must match the decor. If you were planing on dressing up as Batman, you might want to reconsider. Instead, go to greathalloweencostume.com and choose a scary costume such as a ghost, a skeleton or something scarier. With that in mind, check out our simple ideas for the ideal front yard Halloween decor:
You can build the tombstones using two materials: plywood and Styrofoam. Determine the size of the tombstone you want to create and also make sure there is enough room to write the epitaph. Trace out the design of the tombstone on your material and cut out the stone. Paint the stone. You can just use a stone texture paint. After the paint has dried, paint the epitaph on the stone with a small brush and black paint. The final step is to attach mounting stakes to the back and place the stone in your yard. Create as many tombstones as you want. The more you will have, the creepier your front yard will look. Nevertheless, if this sounds like too much trouble, you can also create the tombstones out or cardboard. It will look less authentic, but it will help you achieve your goal.
With the tombstones in place, it is now the time to add some creepy ambiance to your Halloween graveyard. In order to make it more realistic you must add some creepy accents such as:
- Place fake bones, skulls and hands around the graveyard.
- Spread fallen leaves around your graveyard.
- If it’s possible do not mow the grass for a couple weeks to give it a neglected look.
- Leave dead flowers on some of the graves for a frightening décor. Another option would be to get fake flowers and wreaths, which are really cheap, and decorate a few of the graves. However,the black flowers are the best option because they are available during the Halloween season.
- In certain shops, you can find scary plastic Halloween figures which can be used to populate your graveyard, but you can also take a more creative approach and buy and dismantle a couple of simple plastic skeletons,and place the bones around the graveyard for an easy “boneyard” look.
- Position some lanterns or electric candles in front of the graves and place a plastic spider or two on top of a headstone or a few plastic rats creeping among the graves.
- Use a fog machine or dry ice to cloak the graveyard into a blanket of fog. 8.Hang moss on your grave stones and other props.