Tips for transforming your patio for summer
Summer’s fast approaching and patio improvement is on the top of many to-do lists! In fact, over half of Americans are planning to improve their outdoor living spaces during the ‘Year of the Yard’. And although a recent national survey revealed 90% of Americans consider their outdoor living areas more valuable than ever, a whopping 88% are dissatisfied with their lack of comfort, function and style.
However, this can be easily rectified – and the team at MAD Design USA have some simple tips to help transform your outdoor space.
“Durable, comfortable, versatile outdoor furniture with complementary designs, textures and hues, combined with heating solutions that effectively warm the entire patio to create an inviting ambiance can simply and dramatically alter the space,” says Stephane Thomas, Director MAD Design USA, whose brands include Blinde Design, EcoSmart Fire and radiant heating solution HEATSCOPE®.
Every piece of Blinde Design’s indoor-outdoor furniture range has been designed to make patios of any size more comfortable, functional and stylish. “Comfort-wise, all our generous-size armchairs, sturdy bar stools and multi-configuration modular sofas have soft supportive seating and optional scatter cushions. And as every piece is crafted from hard-wearing weather-resistant materials, like natural teak and steel with high-performance outdoor Sunbrella® fabric, they retain their good looks for years,” says Thomas.
To further improve the function of any patio, Thomas recommends flexible settings with pieces that can be easily repositioned to suit your needs and each occasion, whether it’s a family get-together or entertaining friends. Thomas recommends creating settings with any combination of Blinde Design’s chairs, sofa modules, and durable lightweight Fluid™ Concrete coffee tables, which come in a variety of shapes, heights and sizes.
Next step is heating. According to Thomas, while most people know heating is essential for creating comfortable and inviting patios, many find it difficult knowing which heater to invest in. “Combining an eco-friendly, clean-burning EcoSmart Fire Table or Fire Pits with a HEATSCOPE® radiant heater means you enjoy the warmth and visual appeal of gently flickering flames and a consistent soft sun-like warmth throughout your patio. This is because radiant heaters discretely and quietly heat people and surfaces on the patio, not the surrounding air, which also makes them effective and energy efficient.”
And for a finishing style touch? Bring the garden onto your patio with unique and stylish Blind Design Fluid™ Concrete planter pots with rope embellishment to create cool, fresh green vistas.