As the summer temperatures draw people outside of their new home to their patios, decks, porches, verandas, and yards, these spaces take on the function and fun of living spaces. With that comes the need to keep essentials at your fingertips (or easy to locate spots) so when the need arises for bug spray or coasters, you can still be outside enjoying the outdoors. Here are some clever ideas for stashing everything you need to live it up in the great outdoors this summer:
Vintage locker bins are an inexpensive way to store extra gardening supplies. A coat of fresh summery pastel yellows, greens and blues create a charming country look for your outdoor décor. Best of all their vintage look is durable and can last season after season. Enjoying summer in your new home is always better when the things you need are easy to find.
Having additional seating options for your outdoor gatherings is an essential component of outdoor entertaining in your new home but where to store the extra seating? Versatile seating options for your outdoor living space means having furniture that serves double duty. These ornamental garden stools which can be used as occasional tables can fill in as stools when the need for extra seating arises.
Dinning outdoors in your new home is one of the pleasures of summer. But what if you don’t have much room for a designated dinning space? This dinette set does double duty: The chairs scoot right into the table when not in use, so it looks and functions like a buffet.
Coffee Table Cooler – Whether your new home has a wood deck, brick patio, or wrap-around porch, there’s a solution out there for your individual storage needs. Here, limestone has been carved to create a roughhewn coffee table that doubles as a handy drink cooler.
Using storage benches in your new home both inside and out is a great way to tuck away summer essential items. By using small baskets inside an outdoor bench like this can act as dividers, keeping everything in its place. Outdoor storage benches, especially backless benches, are easy DIY projects if you’re on a budget or can’t find exactly what you need.