Coastal Real Estate Guide April 18, 2014 : Page 2

2 COASTALREALESTATEGUIDEOC.COM APRIL 18, 2014 HOME & GARDEN Ways to Update Your Home’s Outdoor Spaces for the Season (StatePoint) Are your home’s outdoor spaces a viable place to dine, relax and entertain? If not, consider making better use of your patio, balcony, yard or deck by prioritizing this home upgrade. “Your home’s outdoor spaces, like the rooms inside it, should be comfortable, attractive and designed for everyday living,” says Leah Drill, spokesperson for Bed Bath & Beyond. “Don’t underestimate the potential of these areas.” Drill is offering some tips for making your yard your favorite “room” of the house: • Weather resistance should be a top consideration when picking outdoor furniture. Rust-resistant steel and tempered glass are both great options. Wood furniture should be properly treated to withstand the elements. For covered spaces, you have fewer limitations on materials. • Don’t sacrifice comfort or style for weather resistance --the two can co-exist. Use cushions and pillows to brighten modern décor and add comfort and style to chairs, chaises, loungers and benches. For example, Bed Bath & Beyond’s Wildwood Toss Pillows are easy to clean and are made using fabric that is resistant to mildew, fading and stains. • Shade is crucial. Be sure to create plenty of it with strategic vegetation and umbrellas. • Make your patio or deck feel more “homey” and add a splash of color with an outdoor rug. Check the tag to see if the rug is made of polypropylene, which offers staining, fading and mold resistance. Another great feature to look out for is UV resistance. • Don’t make your guests leave a great party to EDITORIAL NEWS GROUP EDITOR Andrea Adelson andrea@lbindy.com DESIGN/PRODUCTION CREATIVE DIRECTOR Sonia Chung sonia@firebrandmediainc.com ART DIRECTORS Jenn Prewitt Stephanie Castro Karlee Prazak Paul Graff PHOTO EDITOR Jody Tiongco SALES ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Scott Sanchez; Cindy Byrne, JoBeth Prudhomme, Ann Gendrolis, julie coleman, Matt Bond, Linda McCall, Michelle St. Amour PRODUCTION MANAGER Tina Leydecker tina@firebrandmediainc.com PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Katie Essenfeld ADVERTISING & CIRCULATION: TEL: 949 715-4100; FAX: 949 715-4106 OFFICE MANAGER Cyndy Mendaros Whether you’re updating a small balcony or outfitting a spacious yard, there are plenty of ways to increase the comfort and functionality of your home’s outdoor spaces. MAILING ADDRESS: 250 BROADWAY; LAGUNA BEACH, CA 92651 TEL: 949 715-4100; FAX: 949 715-4106 head inside every time they need a new beverage. Make your patio complete with an outdoor bar. • Give the space a centerpiece with a gas burning fire pit. It’s a great place for guests to gather. CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Allan Simon CEO & EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Steve Zepezauer 31423 Coast Highway #21, Laguna Beach Luxurious Coastal Living at Laguna Royale Breathtaking ocean views and “beach cottage” charm in Laguna Beach! Upgraded and beautifully maintained 3 bedroom beachfront condominium in Laguna Royale offers stunning ocean, Catalina, coastline, and white water views, along with cool breezes and opportunities for whale watching. With 24 hour security, heated pool, spa, fitness center, and direct access to the beach you can enjoy coastal living at its finest! Offered at $2,150,000 To see more visit www.CondoAtLagunaRoyale.com Call Scott and Manpreet Day today for more information!

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(SatePoint) Are your home’s outdoor spaces a viable place to dine, relax and entertain? If not, consider making better use of your patio, balcony, yard or deck by prioritizing this home upgrade.<br /> <br /> “Your home’s outdoor spaces, like the rooms inside it, should be comfortable, attractive and designed for everyday living,” says Leah Drill, spokesperson for Bed Bath & Beyond. “Don’t underestimate the potential of these areas.” <br /> <br /> Drill is offering some tips for making your yard your favorite “room” of the house:<br /> <br /> • Weather resistance should be a top consideration when picking outdoor furniture. Rust-resistant steel and tempered glass are both great options. Wood furniture should be properly treated to withstand the elements. For covered spaces, you have fewer limitations on materials.<br /> <br /> • Don’t sacrifice comfort or style for weather resistance -- the two can co-exist. Use cushions and pillows to brighten modern décor and add comfort and style to chairs, chaises, loungers and benches. For example, Bed Bath & Beyond’s Wildwood Toss Pillows are easy to clean and are made using fabric that is resistant to mildew, fading and stains.<br /> <br /> • Shade is crucial. Be sure to create plenty of it with strategic vegetation and umbrellas.<br /> <br /> • Make your patio or deck feel more “homey” and add a splash of color with an outdoor rug. Check the tag to see if the rug is made of polypropylene, which offers staining, fading and mold resistance. Another great feature to look out for is UV resistance.<br /> <br /> • Don’t make your guests leave a great party to head inside every time they need a new beverage. Make your patio complete with an outdoor bar.<br /> <br /> • Give the space a centerpiece with a gas burning fire pit. It’s a great place for guests to gather.

The Campion Team

 

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