Backyard Wonderland: Creating a Kids Play Space In Your BackyardBackyard Wonderland: Creating a Kids Play Space In Your Backyard

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Backyard Wonderland: Creating a Kids Play Space In Your Backyard

Having children made me look at my home's backyard from a whole new perspective. As my little ones started walking, I began to see how I could turn my backyard into a playground that was safe and secure for them to play. After spending a lot of time researching the safety and stability of the play structures and materials that were out there, I built a play area that's secure and fun for my kids. I created this site to share all of the ideas that I had as well as some other things I've found over the years to help other parents create the perfect play space to bring the family together at home.

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With the beautiful fall weather just starting to emerge around the nation, many people are in the market for some lovely patio furniture to gather with their families in the cool weather. There are many different types of patio furniture sets, and the type that will best suit your needs really depends on several different things. The determining factors include but are not limited to:

Common Weather Conditions

Depending on where your home is located in the nation, you may be in for some extreme weather patterns. For example, parts of the south are extremely humid, with hot days and regular torrential downpours. Extreme weather can be extremely hard on patio furniture, greatly reducing how long it will last, or look nice. Other parts of the nation have such dry heat that the covering on some people's patio furniture may crack or break and need to be replaced regularly. Talk to a professional in your area to know which type of patio furniture is best for your climate. For example, they may recommend wicker furniture for humid areas or wrought iron sets for extremely hot areas. 

Usage Options

Think about and measure the area that you are trying to furnish before you make any purchases. Many people make the mistake of choosing a set that looks really nice in the studio or store, and yet does not fit in the area they needed it for. Do you have a large family, or do you entertain large groups frequently? Instead of a few chairs, you may need a sectional or full dinner table. For individuals or couples that have a covered patio where they will be spending a lot of time, a nice reclining set may be more appropriate. Do not limit yourself to what you think a patio set should look like, when you may need something a bit less conventional. 


Once you have considered the material your furniture set needs and how you will use it, let your style run wild as you embellish the area. Many people choose to add colorful pillows, luscious umbrellas, and patterned rugs in order to make the space fun and lively. 

In conclusion, you should take the time to really consider the area you are trying to furnish, along with the weather it will have to withstand. Those two aspects along with your personal aesthetic should help you to determine exactly what patio set will work best for you. Enjoy the beautiful weather!