Planning for outdoor living now


The time is now (summer) to shop for your outdoor furniture for your patio, terrace, or balcony.

Comfort and relaxation…this is what outdoor living is all about. If you really want to make an impression, build your outdoor living retreat from the ground up. Consider flooring, plants, furniture, pillow, fire pits, umbrellas and awnings. There are limitless choices in colors, finishes and excellent materials – most outdoor living elements are made out of weather materials that resist degrading in the Wisconsin heat and humidity.

  • For your flooring, you can have a concrete or an interesting cement finish, wood planks or plush lawn. Outdoor area rugs are also available to soften the flooring.

  • In your design scheme, plan for an area with tables and chairs – a more casual lounging area for just chilling out. Explore all the materials available, including teak, faux wood products, powder coated aluminum, glass, stone, and formulated outdoor fabrics that are mildew and fade resistant.

  • For your dining are, use washable cotton table linens or even paper napkins as well as unbreakable plates and glasses. 

  • For the landscaping, consider blooming flowers that add not only color, but great aroma too! A lush landscape can add intimacy and privacy.

  • For sun covering, you can use great umbrellas, a shading structure built, or install an awning that comes out from the side of the house – or strategically planted trees!

  • Accent pieces that add to your outdoor ambiance include throw pillows, outdoor lanterns, water features, fire pits, candles and flower arrangements.

Don’t forget the grill or outdoor kitchen! Who doesn’t like cooking and dining in the summer – everyone enjoys the easy, relaxing feel of outdoor dining. 

Earth Care Windows offers window treatments for commercial and residential clients. Our complete window covering selection provides solutions for every style and budget.

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