After a long and arduous winter, many Torontonians are longing to lounge outside. As the weather gets warmer, our heavy parkas disappear, insects reappear, and the wafting scent of charcoal and barbecue sauce becomes more prominent. But since we’re not in barbecue season quite yet, the months leading up to summer can be spent searching for the best backyard accessories to get your home BBQ ready.
Here are some appliances and accessories to consider as you’re preparing for backyard gatherings this summer:
Fashioned after a stained-glass window, Pier1’s Casabelle Round Rug rug is a scene-stealing focal point for your outdoor lounging quarters. Though some wouldn’t traditionally think to put a rug outside, outdoor carpeting can make your backyard space feel more homey and comfortable. The intricate design is durable enough to withstand outdoor conditions and can easily be cleaned using a garden hose.
The Tour Path Lamp from Ethimo emulates the timeless simplicity of Italian architecture with classic and durable enamelled terracotta for the body and clear glass for the filter. The subtle path lamp lets off dim, intimate mood lighting that won’t disrupt star gazing. The lamp is available in a wide selection of colours to suit your space and can be used with energy saving lightbulbs. Try them poolside!
Uncomfortable seating is a BBQ party killer. Patrick Norguet’s Knit Collection for Ethimo merges indoor comfort with outdoor scenery to establish a backyard that rivals your living room. Knit seating combines teak or black mahogany with a synthetic woven fabric to make for seating that is both snug and sturdy.
The Halo CoolTouch focuses safety, efficiency and design in a way that has not yet been explored by other barbecues. Halo’s Cooltouch is an easy-to-clean barbecue that cooks longer with less fuel. As implied in the name, it is cool to the touch, harbouring convection, conduction and radiation to keep its surface cool and prevent any barbecue accidents. Lastly, the removable metal bowl makes for hassle-free cleaning so that you can enjoy gatherings without worrying about tedious cleanup afterwards.
When the Sun gets to be too much, CB2’s Eclipse Natural Umbrella creates the perfect shadow over you and your guests. The iron base is easy to move and the sturdy polyester canopy casts two meters of shade and can raise, lower, and tilt to suit the sun’s intensity. The poles, base and hardware are all rust-resistant, making the entire umbrella built to last.
This summer, you can take backyard lounging to another level with the Gårö / Fredön Hammock from Ikea. The hammock comes equipped with a wheeled stand for easy mobility when it comes time to use your outdoor space for other summer activities. Most newer communities don’t have old trees that are sturdy enough to comfortably withstand the weight of a hammock, so the stand is a useful and affordable alternative for homeowners who want to enjoy the serenity of a hammock but don’t have the resources.
We hope these accessories make your summer BBQ get-togethers a huge success!
Source: The Toronto Star