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28
May

Take Your Outdoor Space to a Whole New Level with these Design Ideas

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May 28, 2014 l Topics:Blogs l By kn

You can take your porch, patio or other outdoor space to a whole new level this summer.  Try one of these outdoor design ideas, and you will be on your way.

 

Organize your Yard into “Rooms”

 

Maximize the use of your backyard by creating different spaces with distinct purposes within the larger space.  Much like the inside of your home has rooms that are better suited for relaxing or socializing, the backyard can be compartmentalized.  Use landscaping and furniture to open up new nooks and possibly an outdoor “dining room.”

 

Let Your Guests Walk on Trees

 

Slices of a tree make a unique walkway for your guests.  The journey from the back door to the deck will be extra special walking on trees.  In lieu of more commonly utilized items such as concrete or tiles, this natural alternative gives your space a park feel.

 

Don’t Forget the Outdoor Fabrics

 

There are numerous enhancements you can make using fabrics.  Once you decide to use fabrics on furniture or pillows or somewhere else, don’t forget to use special material manufactured to withstand the elements.  Outdoor fabrics are created to repel water and resist rot and mildew.

 

Create a Backyard Hideaway

 

Offset the high activity feel of your backyard with a small alcove where you can get away.  Use a small corner and don’t tell anyone about it.  A few well-placed plants and a few special pieces of outdoor furniture give you a secret spot for those days when life gets too hectic.

Your backyard should serve you in numerous ways.  Add new features to the space to maximize your return of outdoor enjoyment.  Let the designers at K&N Sales help you take your patio or porch to a whole new level.
 
22
May

New Cabinets Will Take Your Outdoor Kitchen to the Next Level

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May 22, 2014 l Topics:Blogs l By kn

You are looking for cabinets to augment your outdoor kitchen.  K&N Sales can help you pick out the right cabinet for your needs.  Here are a few tips to consider as you start your search.

 

Make Sure the Cabinets Have Adjustable Legs

 

Most patio surfaces aren’t completely level.  Having adjustable legs on your cabinets will make sure your cabinets don’t wobble.

 

Consider Exterior Trim Details

 

Obviously, you and your guests will see quite a bit of the outside of your cabinets.  Take the time to pick out the trim options that you want to look at for a long time.

 

Check Out the Accessibility of the Cabinets

 

Different cabinets have a variety of features that make the furniture easier to use.  After you determine how you plan to use the cabinets, it could make sense to have roll-out trash bins, food trays or other amenities.

 

Inspect the Durability of the Cabinets

 

Numerous factors affect the longevity of a cabinet.  Inspect the dealer’s specs for the cabinets you are seriously considering.  Doing this will give you a good idea how long you can count on your new purchase to last.

 

New cabinets will help make your backyard a perfect spot to serve your guests this summer. K&N will definitely help you select the product that will be a home run.

 
 
14
May

Prepare a Perfect Spot for Your Outdoor Parties This Summer

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May 14, 2014 l Topics:Blogs l By kn

Summer is almost here, and before it arrives, you want your outdoor kitchen to knock people’s socks off when they visit for your next backyard party.  You want to be a great host and have the whole neighborhood talking, so roll up your sleeves and get your backyard ready.  Here are a few ideas to get you started.

 

Get The Grill Ready

 

Outdoor cooking begins at the grill, so make sure you get yours ready.  Deep cleaning your grill will help it work and make sure it looks its best.  Take the time to inspect the gas tank as well to avoid any problems in that area.

 

Create an Outdoor Bar

 

Whether you decide on a portable cart or something permanent, a backyard bar will let you serve your guests in style.  A sturdy bar lessens the chance of spills.  In addition, it provides a space to organize your accessories.  An outdoor bar is a great complement to your grill.

 

Add A Picnic Table and Benches to the Mix

 

Finding a place for everyone to sit will be easier if you have a classic picnic table and benches to use.  The picnic table offers extra space, and it can be moved to the yard or stay on the deck depending on what you need.  Before you start grilling, make sure you have plenty of space for everyone to sit.

 

Your summer guests will be at your home soon ready to gather around the grill.  Give them an extra treat by making sure that you host them in a perfect spot.

 
 
14
May

Get Ready for a Summer Full of Tasty Treats

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May 14, 2014 l Topics:Blogs l By kn

There is nothing better on a hot summer day, than a refreshing treat.  Whether it’s something sweet or something cool, your family will flock to the kitchen for a break when you ring the snack bell.

 

Grilled Fruit Kabobs

 

Grilled fruit is extra juicy.  Plus, it has a caramelized tasted that will hit the spot.  You can create this treat outside on the grill or on the stove top.  Make sure you have enough skewers for everyone.

 

Creamy Orange Popsicles

 

A cold popsicle will undoubtedly hit the spot.  You can make these simple treats in just about any flavor you would like.  After mixing up the ingredients in a blender, it will be just a few hours of freezer time until the refreshment is ready.

 

Blueberry Lemonade

 

Keep your mixing spoon handy for a unique twist on a traditional beverage.  Adding blueberries makes lemonade a brand new experience.  At less than 50 cents a cup, blueberry lemonade is a delicious treat that can’t be missed.

 

Cherry Pie

 

This summertime favorite puts the spotlight on the cherries.  It’s easy to make and fun to eat.

 

Get ready for a summer full of tasty treats.  Keep your family satisfied with the new treats above.  Happy snacking!

 
 
2
May

An Organized Yard is Even Easier to Enjoy

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May 2, 2014 l Topics:Blogs l By kn

As the weather continues to encourage you to spend time outside, you may feel the need to reorganize your outdoor spaces. The following ideas get you started on this task so you can organize your yard and get back to enjoying it.

 

Throw Away What you Don’t Need Anymore

 

In the garage, in your yard and in your shed, you have numerous items that have outlived their usefulness.  Now is as good a time as any to get rid of them.  Items to consider rusty tools, dead plants and obsolete lawn furniture.

 

Consider a New Shed

 

A new shed in your backyard gives you a chance to add new storage space.  Make a plan to move items from cluttered spaces into the shed.  The extra space can open up all kinds of possibilities for your home.

 

Use The Bucket Method

 

Use labeled buckets to store various kinds of items from your yard.  A five-gallon container serves as a great landing spot for toys, garden tools and other stuff.  When the items aren’t in use, the buckets can be stored on a shelf in the garage.

 

It’s a great time to be outside.  The weather is perfect for lighting the grill and having a party.  Take the time to re-organize your outside spaces, and you will enjoy being outside even more.

 
 

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