If you want to enjoy your backyard to the fullest, you may need some outdoor living products. These can help make it more comfortable and fun.
We’re not all blessed with a sensational view off the backyard, but it doesn’t matter. Even if all you have is a balcony on the back of your apartment, there’s so much you can do to make that space welcoming and relaxing.
If you live in a hot area, you can put an oscillating misting fan (Home Depot) on your patio, balcony, deck or in your backyard. It connects to a garden hose and sprays a fine mist to cool off a decent-sized area. You can use multiple fans to cool a larger area.
You can also get a misting system that works without a fan. This is basically a hose with nozzles spaced at intervals to put out a fine mist.
Having a shelter on the patio or backyard can be wonderful for providing shade and maybe keeping the bugs away.
A canopy tent is the most affordable way to shelter a part of your yard or patio. It’s less expensive than a permanent structure like a pergola or gazebo.
There are lots of reasons to pick a simple tent that can be put away when you’re not using it rather than a permanent structure. For example, you might have a patios that’s in front of windows, so any structure on it would block natural light from those rooms, for example.
It’s also a good option if your HOA won’t let you put up a permanent structure, or you just don’t want anything permanent. Maybe you’re not planning to stay in your current house for much longer and want a tent you can take with you.
You can also add mosquito netting to your canopy if you need it in your area.
Sometimes all you need is a patio umbrella. Some of these hook to patio tables while other stand independently. Most can work either way. Either way you’ll need a table or stand that has a place for the umbrella to connect. Check out patio umbrellas at Home Depot or Amazon.
Clamp-on umbrellas are another option, and they don’t need a connection for the umbrella. You just clamp them onto a table, chair or heavy planter.
If you like to throw parties in your backyard, you should consider some entertaining/hosting options.
Outdoor bars can be a terrific addition to any patio, balcony or backyard. They don’t take up much room, and they can add some style and ambience, as well as a convenient place to fix drinks. Check outdoor bar prices at Target.
But if you’re pressed for space, a potting bench with a sink can serve as one when you need it. It will do double duty for gardening and entertaining.