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Treasure Garden Umbrellas

Treasure Garden Umbrellas

  A patio umbrella will help keep you and your guests cool without glaring UV rays, often making outdoor temperatures feel up to 10 degrees cooler. However, they offer homeowners so much more than just shade. Outdoor umbrellas make it possible to use and appreciate your pool, backyard, garden, or patio area throughout the seasons, shielding you from the sun, and even rain. They give people some much-needed privacy from the prying eyes of their neighbors. They also protect your pets and elect ....

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Coastal-Friendly Outdoor Furniture

Living by the beach is wonderful, but it does come with its own set of challenges. Specifically, harsh weather patterns like high winds, drying saltwater, and quick-moving coastal storms. So, how do we resist these elements & enjoy the view? The answer is simple. Expertly engineered beach-friendly furniture.   It is important to choose tough materials for coastal climates and furniture that will withstand the elements like teak, extruded or cast aluminum, and resin wicker furniture.    ....

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4 Outdoor Living Trends for 2022

  Many of us now depend on outdoor spaces to provide additional living space.  We want a peaceful escape, and a place to connect with nature. Weather permitting, a wide variety of activities including work, play, cooking, relaxation, and entertaining are all moving outdoors.     1. Outdoor Workspaces   Remote working is here to stay—so why not try setting up an outdoor office space.  It could be as simple as choosing the right outdoor furniture to accommodate your needs or tran ....

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The Benefits of an Outdoor Umbrella

  There are many things to consider when buying a patio umbrella. Outdoor furniture allows you to enjoy nature, without sacrificing style or comfort. As spring and summer arrive, you’ll spend more and more time outside entertaining or lounging poolside. To keep you and your guests cool and protected from the hot sun, it’s important to have ample shade.    Solar radiation can dramatically change the temperatures of an object that it hits, heating it far above the actual air temperat ....

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The Benefits of Teak Wood

  Teak is known for its high density, close-grain, high natural oil content, and its natural golden-brown color. These characteristics have made teak a popular construction material for thousands of years. Teak furniture is naturally weather-resistant because of the high natural oils and close grain of the wood. Combined, these factors make teak exceptionally resistant to the damaging effects of moisture, the sun, pests, mildew, and fungus.     Natural teak wood is a porous material. ....

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A Simple Guide to Outdoor Furniture Care

  You’ve spent weeks selecting the perfect frames, finishes, fabrics, and accents. It’s finally finished––your outdoor oasis is complete! Before you sink into those soft cushions, read this: our simple guide to outdoor furniture care. Take these 5 important measures for outdoor furniture care now, and you’ll thank us later when minor stains, spills, and scratches are easily resolved.   1. Pre-treat furniture before use. Just like your health, preventative measures are often the ....

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THE BEST OUTDOOR FURNITURE MATERIAL FOR WHERE YOU LIVE

Furnishing your porch, patio or sunroom in the right outdoor furniture can increase the longevity of outdoor enjoyment. However, some outdoor furniture material may hold up better in warm, dry climates rather than cold, wet climates. So, what’s the trick to choosing the best outdoor furniture material? Take a look at your weather. While most outdoor furniture material is designed to withstand regular wear-and-tear, some materials may be more (or less) suitable for your environment. In Virg ....

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Outdoor Project: Four Tips for Creating an Ideal At-Home Retreat, from Willis Furniture

As spring turns into summer and the days get warmer, it’s the ideal time to transform your patio, deck, garden, or even your entire yard into a serene lounge space. Think about setting up your outdoor living space much like you would when planning your interiors. These days, we’re spending a great deal of time at home: Not only are we working from home and relaxing there in the evenings, too, we’re also hosting small, distanced gatherings in our outdoor spaces and planning staycations. H ....

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How to Create a Welcoming Front Porch

Your porch should be an extension of your interior decor while also creating curb appeal for passersby and approaching guests alike.  Here are 5 ways to create a relaxing and welcoming front porch: 1. Landscape and Seasonal Blooms Even though they’re not on the porch itself, the plants you include in the landscape leading toward your front door can have a huge impact on how your porch looks and feels. From the street, colorful plants create a great focal point and also help to add privacy ....

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How to Keep Your Outdoor Furniture Looking New

Patio furniture is bound to take some abuse from the elements, especially in Virginia Beach, as well as all the local cities of Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk and even the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the Eastern Shore of Virginia are impacted by the salt water of the Atlantic Ocean and  Chesapeake Bay. Salt water creates a unique challenge in caring for furniture use outside on patios even if it is an open sunroom space. That’s why it’ ....

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