Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 24, 2007
For years of stress-reducing relaxation, OldHouseWeb.com recommends that homeowners consider creating an outdoor living space. OldHouseWeb.com, a how-to site offering ideas, articles and resources to old-house enthusiasts, has articles on home garden decor and home improvements. Information on the site includes lists of professional home improvement contractors as well as articles and advice for do-it-yourselfers.
"With spring in full swing, now is a good time to plan an outdoor living space that will entertain throughout the seasons," said Allison Beatty, a home renovation expert and columnist for OldHouseWeb.com, a top site for old house enthusiasts. "Instead of traveling for a summer vacation, invest in a beautiful outdoor living space that will pay dividends throughout the year," Beatty recommends.
An OldHouseWeb.com article entitled, "Creating a Garden Refuge," says that "the main intent is to create a world where you can be free of stress while in your refuge." The article lists the steps to follow when designing an outdoor relaxing space, including choosing the site carefully, creating a focal point, ensuring privacy, and choosing furniture and accessories to accommodate a variety of activities (http://www.oldhouseweb.com/gardening/Detailed/753.shtml).
"Imagination, time, and creativity are the keys to formulating an enticing outdoor retreat," according to "Outdoor Comforts," an OldHouseWeb.com article. "You don't have to be a design expert to create an exterior living space that is functional and fashionable" (http://www.oldhouseweb.com/gardening/Detailed/756.shtml). OldHouseWeb.com has articles and advice on topics such as victory gardens, cottage gardens, landscaping, outdoor lighting and furniture, and garden decor.
Plants and trees are powerful enhancers of mental and physical well-being. An article in Psychology Today finds that office workers with a view only of other buildings and man-made objects get few psychological benefits from the view. "Throw in a few trees and some landscaping, however, and workers report more enthusiasm and less frustration with their jobs." The writer adds, "They also take fewer sick days and are generally in better health."
OldHouseWeb.com is a complete old-house remodeling interactive Web site offering old-house enthusiasts how-to resources spanning several industries from cabinetry to architecture. OldHouseWeb.com includes before and after renovation pictures, feature articles, a product showcase and an active forum featuring thousands of questions, solutions and successes.