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Big Buys To Create The Ultimate Backyard Bash

If there is one universal truth it is this: nothing beats a good old backyard bash. Nothing. That’s a fact (like an actual fact; not one of those facts El President Trump loves to spew on Twitter). There is just something extra special about being in your little slice of the great outdoors, enjoying the winning combination of good food, great drink and perfect company; the weather holding up as laughter warms the air even more than the setting sun.

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But no matter how good your food is or how amazing your cocktails are, they can only go so far in marking this occasion as amazing. That’s because creating the ultimate backyard oasis requires you to create the ultimate backyard oasis.

If you don’t know what we mean by that, then read on for our top tips on what you need to play hostess with the mostess at your next garden bash.

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Win In All Weathers

It doesn’t matter whether you in live in a small locale that enjoys fantastic weather all year round or somewhere that is susceptible to more rain than the poor Vampires in Twilight; being able to pull off a garden bash in all weathers is important. We’re talking shelter and shade. It could be that you get an open structure built at the bottom of your garden, something with a solid roof and drop down walls, or it could be that you decide to do something extra unique and get a yurt. Either way, these will allow you to party on no matter what and remain chic the entire time.

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Next Level Chef

If you really want to be the hostess with the mostess then being able to spin plates is a talent you need to master. That means being able to cook and entertain simultaneously, and the easiest and coolest way to achieve this is by looking at some outdoor kitchens and picking the one that will suit you best. We’re talking about bringing all the comfort, ease and luxury of the indoors out. It could be something as simple as adding a barbecue, a table, and some seats, or it could be as intricate as installing a completely furnished kitchen finished with modern appliances and seating. Whatever is going to snazz up your backyard most and make your meals stand out that much more, that’s what you should look at investing in.

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Must-Have Heat And Light

It doesn’t matter that your big little bash has landed on the hottest day of the year, the evenings always tend to drop off a few degrees, which is noticeable even when you’re six cocktails down. That is why you need ramp up the luxury you offer to create a splash of extra comfort and get some heaters dotted around your eating area. The other thing you can do to add to the ambience of a warm evening is get your lighting on point. That is an absolute essential when it comes to summer parties. Lanterns, tea lights, string lights and just about anything else that will lead the charge in creating an Arabian Night’s vibe.

What could be better (and warmer) than eating a nice Moroccan Tagine you’ve cooked outside, fine wine slipping down a treat, and the fire pit keeping you toasty as little lights flicker about around your outdoor space.

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Nursery Bedding – the Ultimate Luxury Bedding

Planning for the new arrival is a big part of preparing for a new addition to your family and you want everything to be just right. Shopping for the perfect nursery bedding and décor can be a challenge because there are so many adorable choices it can be hard to settle on just one. The good news is that you really don’t have to get locked in to just one look for baby’s room, especially when you use home textiles to create the decor theme.

It can be tempting to get very specific in terms of wall treatments but painting the room a bright color or wallpapering it with a juvenile print can be very limiting. Babies grow quickly and their tastes and needs evolve; the darling baby print or patterned wallpaper that seemed just right will soon become dated. A better choice is to paint the walls a neutral tone such as buff, eggshell or cream because this way you can easily repurpose the room by simply changing furnishings and décor. If you really want to personalize the nursery there are many modern removable wall borders and wall art designed specifically for temporary use; these are especially helpful if you live in an apartment or are renting a home and need to leave the walls in pristine condition.

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Decorating with home textiles opens up a range of possibilities – use area rugs, window treatments, pillows, throws, slipcovers and bed clothes to add colors and prints to your heart’s content. As your child grows and tastes change it is easy to revise the décor by switching out individual items or starting out fresh with all new home textiles.

Perhaps you simply can’t decide on a particular crib ensemble – there’s really no need to settle on just one because changing the look requires little more effort than making the bed. Generally a crib ensemble includes a crib skirt (which is like a bed skirt), a fitted crib sheet (starting from $— at www.bedbathandbeyond.com) and one or more crib bumpers.  Experts recommend three sets of sheets for any bed with one on the bed, one in the laundry and one set at the ready; when it comes to crib sheets savvy parents know that four or five sets will ensure you are never caught short because laundry chores can get backed up.

It can also be tempting to go over the top and invest in luxury bedding for your little prince or princess; while this looks great in the fancy home décor magazines, it often simply is not practical. Look for baby bedding that is machine washable because sending it out to the dry cleaners is costly and time consuming.

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Bathroom Accessories and Stuff

Bathroom is one of the most important parts of our house, so we tend to improve and make it comfortable the way we wanted. We add some fixtures and furniture around it, my mother recently add a shampoo and soap holder in our bathroom. It was a bit expensive but she is satisfied seeing it attached to our bathroom with different brand of shampoos, conditioner added to it like kneipp products – www.smallflower.com.

Kneipp offers natural products and remedies, including truly natural herbal bath salts and essential oil soaks, body washes, lotions and skin conditioners, as well, they are effective body care products because of its botanical and pharmaceutical contents.

Finding a Reliable Home Improvement Store

Shopping is something that we all enjoy. Different stores will typically provide for different needs. When it comes to needs that involve each of the different areas of the home, there is no store more important than home improvement stores.

When we shop, we tend to look for stores that specialize in different areas of life. If food is needed, we look for a great food market and if clothing is needed, we look for a great clothing store. The same holds true when we are in need of something to improve the look and feel of our home.

Home improvement stores provide a much needed service to homeowners throughout the world. As with most other specialty stores, home improvement stores provide, well, home improvement merchandise and supplies. You wouldn’t go to the local area market to purchase a new pair of jeans so you shouldn’t go to a general merchandise store to purchase something needed in the home.

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Now this brings up a completely different subject and that is utilizing the services of a general merchandise store when in need of a home improvement item. There are people who settle for the merchandise carried in a general merchandise store and they simply don’t know what they are missing out on. While the merchandise and supplies carried in a home improvement store are all specialty, name brand items, the merchandise and supplies carried in a general merchandise store are typically low end, no name items. They might be cheap but they usually don’t last very long at all.

There is no substitute for a great home improvement store and this is a fact that will not change soon. There are many different needs that can come about in the home and when they do, the best place to fill that need is at the nearest local area home improvement store.

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