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Create the Perfect Patio this Summer

Most of us love to spend our time outside in the summer sun. We love the fresh air on our face and a nice getaway to enjoy a delightful book. This summer create the perfect getaway spot in your backyard! Most people love something that is cute while being on a budget. These three ideas will help start what will be the perfect spot to relax and give you peace of mind because it didn’t break the bank while doing it. These are some “do it yourself” projects that will look good no matter where you live.

The first thing you need to take it easy is a good place to sit or lay down to relax. A nice patio couch will get the beautiful getaway spot set up. Creating a pallet couch is relatively easy to do, it’s often hard to tell that you even used a pallet to make it. Most hardware stores will give them to you if you ask them for it. Do some research on what you want your couch to look like. Such as how high you would like your couch. Are you going to stack the pallets to achieve the height you want or will you put legs on them? After you figure that you can move on to what color or pattern you want your couch to be. Before you go out and get the fabric you want make sure you know the dimensions of the cushions you’re wanting to use. You can either repurpose old ones or buy foam at a craft store. Many times, you don’t even need to sew. Just wrap the fabric around and staple it in. This finishes the first part of your perfect patio.

Many people are coffee drinkers and still buy the tin cans and even if you don’t I’m sure you have some paint cans laying around somewhere. These can be made into perfect lanterns. All you must do is clean them up and fill them with water. Afterwards you’re going to want to leave them over night in the freezer. This will allow you to punch holes in it with a hammer and a nail. You can create little patterns or just place the little holes where ever. After you have punched the holes in them you can place little candles in them and watch them glow around your beautiful patio.

The finishing touch to add to your serene spot is to have plants around you. Putting them in pots and then arranging them in an order that makes it beautiful to be around or that hides the sun is the best. These plants can also be small herbs so that you can use them while you cook during the summer. Or they can be plants like lemongrass which keep the bugs away. You want to plant the right plants so that you aren’t bothered by the summer bugs. This will help you to be able to relax better.

These few things will help you to make the prefect little getaway spot in your backyard. There are always more things that you can add like a little shade to cover you or placing this spot under a tree. No matter where you place your perfect patio these three things will make it look beautiful. Handler Homes builds quality new homes and wants its customers to have quality living. So whether you’re on a budget or you just have the time to do it, this is the perfect project for you!

By Handler Homes 5-30-2017

Summer Is Almost Here

It’s starting to be that time of year again where the kids are almost out of school and pools will soon be full. Needless to say, summer is just about here! So, what does that mean for you? Well, the house needs to be in shape for some summer fun. We have provided some great summer home décor ideas to get your home ready for the season that will soon be here.

Add some color! Winter is cold and dark and a good time to snuggle up with a blanket next to the fire but now that summer is here there is bright sunlight shining through our windows. As you start opening your windows to let fresh air in, think about what color you want to make pop in each room of the house. This will make your home lively and give it that little something that summer calls for. This doesn’t have to be something expensive just a little bit of flowers here and a color matching pillow there. It will bring it together to form a beautiful pop in your home!

Everyone loves the summer sun and being outdoors so this year set up a picnic table. This way you and your family can enjoy summer fun together in the great outdoors as the sun is setting or for a good fresh lunch. Place the table in your backyard around your garden to have the beautiful flowers surround you. Find the perfect table cover and some plates that pop to set it all up for a cute getaway for your family time.

Make a fire pit to sit around and gaze at the stars! This a relatively simple and easy to do. Pick where in your backyard would be the best place to put it. Then figure how big you want the area surrounding the fire pit to be and if you’d like grass, sand, or rock around it. Once you decide where you would like the project you can then begin construction. Most people have grass in their backyards and so it’s easiest to keep what is already there. This will bring down the work and cost of the project. So, if you decide to keep the grass, all that must be done is to cut out a hole from the ground of where you want your pit. Make sure to dig it a little bigger than you want so that the heat doesn’t kill the surrounding grass. Then get some stones and build your pit.

These are a few ideas that will help make summer fun and enjoyable. Get creative this summer and increase the time spent together with your family by embarking on these projects. Your whole family will love and enjoy them throughout the summer. So, bring a pop of color to your home, get a picnic table your backyard, and build a pit to star gaze with the family. Here at Handler Homes, we want you to love the inside and outside or your home.

By Handler Homes 5-9-2017