Articles Written by Philip Kessler

How to Transform a Boring View Into Your Dream Get Away

How to Transform a Boring View Into Your Dream Get Away

Your home should be a sanctuary — an escape and a stimulation amidst the humdrum and repetitive nature of life. You want it to be the most of everything, your dream getaway. Having a boring view in your backyard may not be your fault, but there are ways to transform it from tragic to terrific. Evaluate Your first step is to really know what you’ve got and what you want. If you’ve got a wonderful screened in pool, you may… Read More »

July 25, 2016 by | Comments Off on How to Transform a Boring View Into Your Dream Get Away

How to Make the Most of Your Gazebo on Rainy Days

How to Make the Most of Your Gazebo on Rainy Days

It’s raining outside. No, really, it’s raining right outside the window right now. It’s falling lightly and the lightning and thunder that follows is receding into the distance, but there’s still a light rain pattering against the sidewalk out front and on the grass out back. There’s something peaceful about it, but there’s no way I can go sit outside with a book or find a dry spot to sit and have a snack and watch nature cleanse itself –… Read More »

July 19, 2016 by | Comments Off on How to Make the Most of Your Gazebo on Rainy Days

7 Tips to Get the Most from Your Gazebo This Summer

7 Tips to Get the Most from Your Gazebo This Summer

No matter where you live, summer sounds like the most outdoorsy of seasons. You’re more likely to spend some time in the backyard whether you’re less than a mile from the mountains or a block from the beach. With a gazebo, you’ll find your options for enjoying the warm weather grow and the more imaginative among us have ways to get the most out of those shady structures. We’ve collected some tips to help spark some super summer memories. Be… Read More »

July 12, 2016 by | Comments Off on 7 Tips to Get the Most from Your Gazebo This Summer

Host the Ultimate 4th of July Celebration in Your Gazebo

Host the Ultimate 4th of July Celebration in Your Gazebo

Fourth of July is on the horizon, and you’re busily getting ready for your party in your new gazebo. Haphazardly throwing together a soiree is not the best idea; instead, you should take the necessary steps to plan it out for a day and night of perfection. Food At Fourth of July parties, most people are looking for summer staples. Including hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs and barbecued chicken is a smart idea. However, you should also include foods that are… Read More »

June 27, 2016 by | Comments Off on Host the Ultimate 4th of July Celebration in Your Gazebo

Gazebo + Take Out Pizza = No Fuss Summer Entertainment

Gazebo + Take Out Pizza = No Fuss Summer Entertainment

Summertime, and the living is easy, right? Long, hot days and sultry nights are calling you to relax, but keeping things loose can be tough if you also want to entertain. Fortunately, you have options. If you have a gazebo, a cell phone, and the number of your nearest pizzeria on speed dial, summer party planning can be as hassle-free as the season. First of all, your gazebo is a natural party hub, a place where guests can get out… Read More »

June 15, 2016 by | Comments Off on Gazebo + Take Out Pizza = No Fuss Summer Entertainment

Material Options for Gazebo Furniture

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There are many factors to consider when determining the best material to use for your outdoor gazebo furniture. Aside from mere aesthetics, it’s important to keep in mind the conditions the furniture will encounter throughout the season so you can maximize your outdoor enjoyment. Ipe wood Ipe is a strong and dense tropical hardwood found in Central and South America. This durable wood is valued for its natural resistance to decay, as well as its natural insect resistance. Ipe also… Read More »

June 6, 2016 by | Comments Off on Material Options for Gazebo Furniture

A New Take on Pool Privacy Screen

Like any other Florida resident, Amy was very familiar with the concept of enclosing one’s pool with a screened frame. Called Florida rooms or screened rooms down in the south, these wonderful inventions keep debris such as leaves and sticks out of outdoor pools while also preventing insects and other critters from entering. Amy and her family have a well-used screened room that surrounds their backyard pool and hot tub. Early morning and late night dips in the refreshing water… Read More »

June 3, 2016 by | Comments Off on A New Take on Pool Privacy Screen

Standard vs. Printed Screen—Which is Best for Your Gazebo?

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Do you look forward to spending time outside in your gazebo? Summertime is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather with family and friends in your gazebo, but your neighbors unfortunately have the same idea most of the time. Sometimes don’t you just wish you could enjoy your outdoor pool or back yard without worrying about who is looking in on you and watching your every move? Gazebo screens are a great solution to adding a either… Read More »

May 29, 2016 by | Comments Off on Standard vs. Printed Screen—Which is Best for Your Gazebo?

9 Brilliant Gazebo Lighting Examples

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The gazebo is a wonderful structure that can add shade, style, and class to any property. Tucked in with your deck or set out in the yard, it can be a delightful place to sit for an afternoon or to unwind after a long day. Make sure that you get the most out of your outdoor structure by including some smart lighting to it. Follow the frame Sometimes, simplicity is the best option. Using C7 Christmas lights, simply outline the… Read More »

May 18, 2016 by | Comments Off on 9 Brilliant Gazebo Lighting Examples

13 Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away This Summer

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Mosquitoes carry all types of diseases, but the chemical compounds found in many repellents have their own risks. If you want a natural solution that’s safe for your family and even the pets, then you may need to get a little more creative and look beyond the drug store shelves. Lovely lavender Dress up your patio by hanging a colorful ribbon from the lights, and then spritz that fabric with lavender oil. You’ll love the scent, but the winged invaders… Read More »

May 15, 2016 by | Comments Off on 13 Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away This Summer