Outdoor Barstools

Bar Stools

Outdoor barstools will never go out of trend. If you want to bring the ease of your interiors to the outdoor, then think of buying outdoor bar stools that are especially designed to be placed in the backyard or on the patio. There are certain things to keep in mind while buying the best outdoor barstools since they are usually diverse in nature and range from classic style to most contemporary ones. The same is in terms of prices, quality and material used. Following are these things which you need to answer:

Are they sturdy enough to withstand harsh conditions?

Since the barstools would be outside they should be able to resist the weather elements. In the summer season, it rains quite a lot of time and unless you need to be continuously moving the barstools inside every time it rains you need to determine the good one that repels the weather conditions.

Do they have ability to comfort and look soothing to eyes?

If you are intended to entertain outdoors it is the concern that you find the most ideal barstools in terms of comfort. There are barstools that are fitted with cushions and padding, keeping you happy and relaxed for a long period of time. The stool must also have a high back, enabling the people to relax and sit back .A great means to liven up the backyard is to find a fun and colorful outdoor barstool making you and the guests want to sit there and enjoy the weather and conversation. If you are buying wooden barstools for the outdoor bar, it is to be kept in mind that they have some kind of protective coating enabling them to bear sun, heat, rain and wind. This is also to be kept in mind that bar stools would be placed outside all the day and hence they would heat up. Hence, when purchasing metal ones, buy some kind of upholstery or cushion fixed stools.

Outdoor Barstools

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Outdoor barstools are coming in a great variety than ever before. However, with overwhelming range of barstools, there are certain things to keep in mind while buying the best outdoor barstools since they are usually diverse in nature and range from classic style to most contemporary ones. The same is in terms of prices, quality and material used. Following are these things:

  • Since the barstools would be outside they should be able to resist the weather elements. In the summer season, it rains quite a lot of time and unless you need to be continuously moving the barstools inside every time it rains you need to determine the good one that repels the weather conditions.
  • If you are intended to entertain outdoors it is the concern that you find the most ideal barstools in terms of comfort. There are barstools that are fitted with cushions and padding, keeping you happy and relaxed for a long period of time. The stool must also have a high back, enabling the people to relax and sit back.
  • A great means to liven up the backyard is to find a fun and colorful outdoor barstool making you and the guests want to sit there and enjoy the weather and conversation.
  • If you are buying wooden barstools for the outdoor bar, it is to be kept in mind that they have some kind of protective coating enabling them to bear sun, heat, rain and wind.
  • This is also to be kept in mind that bar stools would be placed outside all the day and hence they would heat up. Hence, when purchasing metal ones, buy some kind of upholstery or cushion fixed stools.
  • It is important and preferred that you match the outdoor barstools with the interior theme since it will create cohesiveness in terms of designing that will be more appealing to eyes.

Outdoor Barstools

Diner Stools

When it comes to outdoor patio furniture, an outdoor barstool is one of the items that can’t be ignored. This is because it beautifully complements the entire furniture and delivers a sophisticated and elegant look. However, many people mistakenly buy outdoor barstool without examining certain factors before they make purchase. The random purchase of barstool will not just be expensive but will also be uncomfortable for you and your guests. Hence, in this article, we will help you determining those buying factors.

Height measurement

You should measure from the base to the bottom of the counter surface. Minus around 10 inches then to examine the optimal seat height. Counter heights usually fall under the range of 23 to 27 inches. Counter height bar stools are used for a counter height bar, which is almost 36 inches tall. The bar height is generally under 28 to 32 inches height. Bar height stools are used for the tables that have 41 to 43 inch height. In addition, spectator or stadium height lies in between 33 and 36 inches. These barstools are combined with tables having height of 44 to 47 inches.

Width measurement

Generally, the outdoor barstool is available in 15, 17 and 21 inch seat diameter. But, the stools having arms might have a broader footprint and should be considered in the measurements you are taking. Measure the width of bar space and account for 6 inches in between every stool for movement. This would also facilitate you determining the number of stools needed.

Features determination

Barstools come with or without armrests, seat back, and are swivel or non swivel, and stationary or adjustable. A minimum arm clearance of 1 and a half inches is recommended for all barstools.

Style determination

The style can be commercial or residential and modern ort traditional. With a lot of options, you can determine the style that suits the space you have in the most effective way.

Commercial Trash Cans

garbage containersEvery commercial entity produces garbage and trash that must be handled on a regular basis in order to maintain proper cleanliness, health and safety in the workplace. Having the good equipment means to waste management just as it does to the other aspects of successful and efficient business operations. When a business provides its employees and the clients with proper and clean access to waste containers, the building can be maintained very easily and remains cleaner and safer. Commercial trash cans thus become quite a vital part of the office supplies and accessories.

Nothing can be worse than overflowing commercial waste receptacles that seem so pathetic and are quite unhygienic for the health and surroundings. Similar is the case with commercial industries especially those concerned with chemicals and related stuff that must be disposed of instantly before they penetrate into humans through breathing or physical contact. It is mandatory to dispose of the garbage right away and prevent overflowing. Hence, size is also one of the most important considerations while purchasing the commercial trash cans.

It is important which size of trash cans you are going for. If your company is a large scale business with a lot of employees, in more than a single shift, it is wise to buy a big size commercial trash can since it is especially made for the industrial or commercial use. Garbage waste cans must remain covered in order to prevent their content with insects and pests, present in surroundings and air. This is because they result in horrible odor that can spoil the whole ambiance. Custom made can liners also help controlling the odors and leakage. With a lot of variety now available in the market, there is of course no reason not to provide the enough waste container space for any commercial property or building.

Commercial Outdoor Picnic Tables

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Picnic season is coming and with the arrival of spring, many picnic spot managers have been busy in making the picnic spot the best for the visitors and guests. Along with a number of factors like hygienic conditions, leisure activities, customer service etc., one great factor that should be the focus in this regard is the outdoor furniture. When it comes to picnic, it is about a group or a bunch of quite a number of people who want to have some good and comfortable time together. Why not to provide complete amusement and comforts in terms of outdoor picnic tables where they all can sit together and relax? The commercial outdoor picnic tables thus become an important accessory for outdoor picnic furniture.

The commercial outdoor picnic tables are available in a number of varieties in terms of styles, sizes, material used and colors. Nowadays, sunbrella, wood liker timber and oak, plastic, concrete and metals are all being used for making these picnic tables. The style and sizes are also based on a number of factors like the area of the picnic spot and the target audience it has been made for. Usually, the public picnic spots utilize multicolored or bright colored picnic tables so as to attract children. In addition, colors also give a sort of relaxation to the people who want to enjoy the natural open space sitting on some co0ol colored picnic tables.

Since these picnic tables are placed outdoor, the weather conditions might affect their look and quality with time if not properly taken care of. Most of the picnic placed use metal and plastic made commercial outdoor picnic tables which are easy to clean and maintain and possess high durability against the extreme weather conditions. In addition, concrete and wooden tables are also placed in some resorts.

Maintaining Vinyl Based Outdoor Restaurant Furniture

Summer BBQ Party or PicnicVinyl fabric is nowadays a heavily used feature in outdoor restaurant furniture, where it includes outdoor chairs, benches, dining table, sofa sets, bar stools and other related patio furniture categories.  It is an attractive and economic fabric for outdoor restaurant furniture however, if not cared properly; it can be degraded to a faster rate. In this article, we would discuss how the vinyl based outdoor restaurant furniture can be maintained and cleaned with ease.

Though there are a number of alternatives available for protecting, cleaning and conditioning the outdoor furniture, however, vinyl based furniture needs vinyl conditioners that can be used in terms of proper cleaning and care or the conditioner itself may not be effective and fast as it should be.  It is also quite important to consider the fact that what vinyl is and what it is not. This is because vinyl is often confused with other materials like leather, which needs a different sort of care.

Vinyl is the kind of plastic that is developed from salt and ethylene. This is the short form of polyvinyl chloride. PVC can be developed into different kinds and can look like rubber, leather and even lighter edition of ceramic. The weather like material is termed as vinyl and is heavily used in outdoor restaurant furniture, boat and car interiors and clothing. The vinyl based outdoor furniture is popular since it looks good, sophisticated and quite easy to clean and maintain.  Since it resembles leather, it gives a luxurious touch to the restaurant outdoors.

Don’t use harsh or strong chemicals for vinyl based furniture since it is porous and can absorbed the chemicals if not washed and cleaned properly. Make sure you dust or vacuum clean the furniture on regular basis since outdoor restaurant furniture is more prone to be affected from dust and weather conditions.

Commercial Bike Racks

Bikes at UC Davis campus

 

A commercial bike rack is the contemporary outdoor furniture to which the commercial bikes can be safely attached for the purpose of parking. The bike racks might be a freely standing entity or these can be attached with the ground or some kind of stationary object like building. Indoor bike racks are usually used for the personal bike parking while outdoor bike racks are usually seen in commercial areas. General kinds of bike racks include the Serpentine, Inverted U, Grid, Bollard and Decorative. The most secured and effective bike racks are the ones that are able to secure both the wheels and the frame of the bike by using the bike lock.

Commercial bike racks can be manufactured from a number of materials. Weather resistance, durability, functionality and appearance are extremely important factors for the material of the commercial bike rack. The construction materials can be recycled plastic, stainless steel, thermoplastic and steel. Every material has certain advantages and disadvantages and every material is unique in terms of appearance and qualities.

The visibility of the commercial bike racks, enough spacing from the pedestrian traffic and automatic parking, nearness to destinations and weather coverage are all vital elements that determine the usefulness of the commercial bike racks. These elements help increase the application of the bike racks and ensure the bikes are safely parked. Many different kinds of styles are to match the environment. Specific details like tubing diameter, bolt size, length, height and many other things differ with the manufacturer. As far as the commercial bike racks styles are concerned, the manufacturers also offer customized bike racks for catering the needs of the businesses in an exact manner. Commercial bike racks are also useful in managing the space especially when there is little parking for comparatively bigger workplace staff.

How To Have Your Cooking And Your Nice Weather Too

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January 27, 2016

A home simply cannot exist without a kitchen. The kitchen represents the heart of the home, whether a house, apartment, condo, or mobile home. People like to spend time in the kitchen because of easy access to nearby food, which draws in other people that want to interact with others. As a result, the kitchen can start to feel crowded and cramped. When using the hot stove, the kitchen can uncomfortably heat up, especially in the summer time. For homes in regions that allow for ample outdoor living, opening the kitchen to the outdoors brings life, light, and air into the home. Combine with contemporary outdoor furniture, and your kitchen can turn into the best place to host a party from.

Open up the indoors to the outdoors with glass-pane barn doors. This creates a focal point where people can move between the spaces, and the elegant doors easily slide apart instead of taking up space that conventional swinging doors do. Glass doors allows light in and outward viewing, and the doors will remain aesthetically pleasing, even after the sun sets. Sliding glass doors and screens take up no additional space, so they effectively increase the home’s square footage. For homes where sliding glass doors would look out of character, consider French doors for classic alluring charm. To accent these French doors, design a special garden feature, such as a trimmed hedge or a fountain, to line up with the view from the inside.

If you do not have the option to work on the doors of your place, why not take a look at the windows? Bifold windows and folding glass wall systems fold up, which allow you to open up the kitchen to allow the breeze and the sun in, especially if you keep potted herbs near the window. Folding windows have minimal frames, making them a great choice for modern and contemporary homes. Additionally, add an outdoor bar right outside the window. From the outside, folding windows provide an ideal spot to create an outdoor bar with pass-through access to the kitchen. Position the outdoor bar under a wide awning to provide some cover from the sun, and rain where applicable.

In a home where you cannot physically work on the doors or windows? Try to think of other ways to add light to an otherwise dark space. In a kitchen or an open-plan space without windows, you will want to add light at the end of the room. Instead of sliding or swinging doors, have doors that fold back accordion-style. Glass doors always make the kitchen and patio feel more spacious and welcoming. Even for small or narrow kitchens, glass doors at the end of a kitchen offer an enticing view of the backyard. When closed, the additional light and view can make the narrow space feel bigger.

Able to go big? If you have a larger budget and more control over the home, go big by opening up some walls of the home. As an extreme, open up an entire side of the home near the kitchen.  Glass doors can fold away to the side, or can roll up into the ceiling like a garage door. Do not forget the curtains in case you want to close up the space later on. Additionally, roll-up doors can fold up too, like airplane hangar doors. Fancy homes even have roofs over the kitchen that completely retract, kind of like a sports arena or stadium. This places the kitchen in a spot where it can completely have the sunlight, while functioning as an indoor kitchen when needed.

Optimize Your Indoor-Outdoor Flow to Improve Party Space

Wooden table and chairs on open terrace in modern villa house

January 4, 2016

When hosting a house party, a host should never neglect the outdoor space. As long as the weather permits, the outdoor space adds a significant amount of space where guests can roam and hang out around. Between the front yard, indoors, and back yard, each space can practically represent its own unique party. However, the path between each space usually has doors in the way, representing bottlenecks that can cram up space. Hosts would always love to double or triple the size of the house to accommodate more people or at least make it more comfortable for them to enjoy the increased space. However, having too much space means more to clean up, and hosts would prefer to have a nice cozy home to live in between parties. Crafty hosts should optimize indoor-outdoor space for function and efficiency.

Outdoor spaces adjacent to your primary entertaining rooms add value to your home and provide more space for people to move around in. Thus you will want to design these spaces well to make it easier for guests to move around in. Using both the indoors and outdoors does not necessarily innovate, but having an open-floor plan creates more space to entertain and allow your guests to feel more comfortable. For example, furniture arranged around a perimeter instead of in the middle of a yard opens the space up for guests to roam. A larger opening to the outdoors than just sliding doors invites guests to venture outside to take advantage of the outdoor space. Especially with the back yard, a bigger opening can turn into a great investment that not only adds great value to your home, but allures guests to check out the back yard. Large pocket or accordion doors can clear space while creating a visual barrier. Simply opening these doors can instantly double your space.

When planning the design of the outdoor space, plan it as you would indoor space because you want an outdoor space that you would want to spend as much time in as the indoor space. If the land and space allow for it, plan your space under a patio roof. A covered outdoor area doubles as an outside room without ignoring the outdoors. As an additional room, you will not want to obstruct it physically or visually. Try to keep the spaces on the same level to make the outdoor space flow into the home. If you cannot achieve this due to the house’s build or the land, make sure the steps can accommodate multiple people. Otherwise, consider matching flooring material between the inside and outside. For example, use the same tile material for the outside floor and the floor or the room that it connects to. If the outdoor space has a view, arrange your contemporary outdoor furniture and indoor furniture to take advantage of the view. Orient the indoor furniture to look outside through the adjacent outdoor space. As long as you optimize your house for space, your home will have more value based on its function than aesthetics. An efficient design does not cost any more to construct than stylish design, but it feels so much better to live in.

Enjoy the Outdoors by Watching Sports in the Patio

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November 23, 2015

At any point throughout the year, a professional sports league has a season under way. Between the big three American sports of baseball, basketball, and American football, anyone can always find a sports game or sports news program on the television set. While attending actual games provides an immersive fan experience, most sports look just as good on television, as they capture the best shots from multiple angles. For those who live in areas with a mild outdoor climate that can allow for a television outside, they get to enjoy the sports games while lounging on the patio furniture, enjoying food by the pool, or entertaining outdoors.

Homes in warmer climates will certainly have more options as far as outdoor entertaining goes. If the patio can contain it, a television can fit right in to the patio. The room that lets out to the patio should come with windows that open up to provide a more open feel to the home. If your backyard has a decently sized lawn, take advantage by setting up outdoor furniture on the grass, or set a towel or mat down and have a seat right on the grass. Even during the winter, most of these options remain a solid choice for outdoor entertaining. Areas with wetter weather will want to take advantage of the patio space to stay dry.

Bring the feel of a sports bar right to your home by turning your patio into an outdoor bar. If the kitchen sits right next to the backyard, use the kitchen’s window as a serving station. A bar counter, bar stools, and multiple screens all lend towards a great venue for watching sports. Homes with a swimming pool can even allow people to enjoy the games while taking a dip. When the weather starts to drop, a pool heater will keep swimmers warm, while a fire pit can maintain heat for those above the water.

Having transparency not only makes a space appear larger, but also allows people to potentially see the television from further away. Large glass doors would allow people outdoors to view a large-screen television indoors, and vice versa. Glass doors also allow the adjacent room to seamlessly blend in to the patio. To display a screen to more space, use a projector screen. Some upscale homes may have the screen built in to the home and can scroll from the ceiling or wall. For homes without this feature, a portable projector screen from an office supplies store will suffice. Homes with a large blank wall can even function as the screen itself. Lastly, to save money while enjoying the outdoors, opt for simply a projector and a small screen to set up outside.