Exciting news! After living with a backyard that was essentially a mosquito haven and where you could barely distinguish the grass from the weeds, we are embarking on a fun outdoor renovation- and of course I am going to share it all with you here.
In anticipation for all the work ahead of me I naturally did a ton of research on what I would want to include in a modern, small space, outdoor oasis in the city. If you are about to take on an outdoor project here are a few fun outdoor gadgets your family will love you for!
1. WEBER GENESIS GAS GRILL
Outdoor entertaining really does begin with the meal, doesn't it? And in the summer, who doesn't love a barbecue. Now I am no chef- far from one- but I must be honest, I feel like I am Cordon Bleu trained cooking at this beast. Our family got the Genesis Gas Grill model, which has ample grill space for a large family like mine. Food cooks efficiently and evenly and my favourite thing about it is its stylish black colour.
2. HONEYWELL OUTDOOR AIR COOLER
In high heat temperatures, it can actually be a bit hazardous for some people to be outside. At 3 months pregnant, I basically need to live in front of a fan in the summer- so I am thrilled that we are adding an outdoor air cooler to our backyard. We have been using it inside while our backyard is an excavated mess- and it is a pretty powerful beast. Filled with water either from the tap or directly from your garden hose, it cools the air down by ten to fifteen degrees and can cool 320 to 800 square feet. We are placing ours right next to our seating area, which will be so helpful to ward off bugs as well- and keep my small kids and pregnant me cool in high summer heat.
3. HUSQVARNA AUTOMOWER
This is just a neat product. Yard work can be sweaty and exhausting- but with this little robotic friend it doesn't have to be. The Husqvarna Automower does as the name suggests- automatically mows your lawn for you while you put your feet up. You establish a boundary line, set the length of grass desired, and the lawn mower goes to work, designed to operate rain or shine. The unit also comes with an anti-theft device incase anyone tries to remove the mower off your property.
4. WALMART SOLAR LIGHTING
In a similar way to interior design, how you light a place can really enhance and highlight the design. We're putting in inexpensive pathway lighting that operates with solar power and automatically turns on when it gets dark. The result is ambient lighting where you need it. Solar lighting has also come a long way in its design with decorative pendants in clusters like this one. And of course, when your decorative accents are priced so affordably like they are at Walmart, that is always a bonus.
Stay tuned as I share the progress of my backyard- I cannot wait to get out there with my family!
Special thanks to the brands mentioned above for partnering with me on my backyard renovation. After doing lots of homework in the area of outdoor renovations, they are brands I am enthusiastically excited about and happy to share with my audience.
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