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One of the best ways to create a warm and inviting outdoor space is to incorporate the use of park benches into your outdoor decor. Whether they are simple or grand, park benches send a subtle message to your neighbors and guests that you want your outdoor space to be appreciated and enjoyed by all.
Park benches are an open invitation to slow down, to linger, and to enjoy the beauty that has been created in spaces such as gardens, ponds and orchards. They present more than just the opportunity for outdoor seating; park benches help to create breathtakingly beautiful outdoor rooms that can be used for meditation, relaxation or for visiting with friends and family. One cannot help but to be drawn to these spaces as they walk by, or as they admire them from a nearby window. They are ideal gathering places for not only the family, but for your friends and neighbors as well.
Park benches can also be used at the main entrance of the home. By strategically placing a park bench along an entry path or in an entry way you send an open-armed message of welcome that will not go unnoticed by all who visit your home.
Although park benches can be constructed from a wide range of materials, they are largely constructed using wood from the teak tree. Teak is a hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood which is both resistant to the elements and requires little maintenance. This wood is naturally resistant to insects, warping, splintering and the elements, which makes it an ideal wood for creating furniture. With teak, there is no sealing, no staining, and no finishing, and the individual pieces crafted from teak remain beautiful and useful for decades.
And park benches are available in a vast array of styles that can be perfectly matched with your space, personality and budget. You can choose from distinguished styles such as the Hyde Park teak bench which is mirrored after the original English park bench. This park bench's classic proportions are fashioned from heavy teak stock which makes the bench ideal for spaces with a high amount of traffic, and the bench's graceful lines and high-raked back design affords comfort and a dignified beauty that is truly exceptional. If you are looking for a park bench that is a little more romantic with flowing lines and smooth contours, perhaps the Marlborough park bench is for you. This bench's graceful curved lines and scrolled arms make it a breathtaking addition to any outdoor space.
Decorating with park benches is also very affordable. Expect to spend anywhere from $400 to a little more than $1,000 to obtain a high-quality park bench, but at the same time, expect to get a durable piece of furniture that will bring you decades of enjoyment.
So if you are looking for that added touch which will add warmth, comfort and unsurpassed beauty and grace to your outdoor spaces, maybe a park bench is exactly what is in order.
Jennifer Akre is a successful business owner of numerous furniture websites such as http://www.SimplyBenches.com. Her websites offer product and information about park benches and other outdoor and indoor furniture for your home or patio.
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Nontoxic Pest Control for Your Home and Garden
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The Garden As Healer
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10 Tips to Care for Your Antique Ceramics
To care for your antique ceramics you need a gentle touch and they'll last you a long time. This month we'll give you some useful tips to help you care for them.
The Rich History of Chrysanthemums
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The Sundial - Garden Ornament or Exotic Timepiece?
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How To Grow Luscious Tomatoes
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Creativity with Ponds
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