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Designing the Ultimate Backyard with HGTV's Matt Blashaw – Part 4 Smart Storage Solutions

Tips for Proper Outdoor Storage

Storage is one one the most important design elements to incorporate into your backyard. The days of storing all of your gardening tools and outdoor furniture cushions in a pile in the shed are gone.

 

Today there are storage solutions on the market that not only will store anything a yard will throw at it but will look like pieces of fine furniture that can enhance the overall feel of your outdoor space instantly.

In order to achieve a yard that feels as cozy as the family room inside your home, all clutter must be cleared and out of site. Consider outdoor storage like your kitchen cabinets. They aren’t shoved into the corner of the kitchen where it’s hard to access and no one can see. They are the cornerstone of every kitchen that are easy to access with a look that will make your kitchen seem like it was ripped out of a magazine. This is why I love the storage solutions from Suncast. Their deck boxes instantly solve any outdoor storage issues and are very DIY friendly to put together. They can store firewood, chairs, gardening supplies and anything else you find loose around your yard. I recommend throwing your outdoor seating cushions in a deck box when they’re not in use to keep them bright with color and extend their life for years.

“I recommend throwing your outdoor seating cushions in a deck box when they’re not in use to keep them bright with color and extend their life for years.”

Pillow and cushion storage
Outdoor couches


They can stand up to adverse weather conditions without rusting or rotting—and will resist dents and bends. The boxes are built to last and designed in a wide variety of styles to suit any taste while complementing any environment. Plus, you can combine coordinating Suncast products like their Aquawinder® hose reel for a more complete and cohesive space without having to worry about clashing colors or styles. Cleanup is super simple with just soap and water. They can be used for extra seating, pad-lockable for security and have integrated gas shocks to keep the lids wide open when grabbing your gear.

So even though huge BBQ islands and sparkling water features are great elements to add into your yard design, incorporating enough storage should be close the top of the install list. With all of the tools and clutter put away, your yard will stop screaming “work” and start singing “play”.