Summertime and the (outdoor) living is easy | Inquirer Business

Summertime and the (outdoor) living is easy

We can’t always leave the city for the beach or the mountains for that much needed summer escape.  But we can transform our outdoor space at home to serve as a relaxing and quick respite for those days when we feel like we need a change of vibe and hang outdoors.

Whether you have a huge patio or a terrace with limited square footage, getting your outdoor space all set is sure to add more fun to your summer.


Inquirer Property has come up with these summer essentials which await to give you that perfect outdoor setup.



Prep your outdoor space for lounging around and dining al fresco with the right furnishings.  A common concern of those with, for instance, a small condo balcony is ending up with a cramped outdoor space.  You simply need to pick the right-sized pieces, such as a wrought iron or batibot dining set, or those that serve a dual purpose, like an ottoman that doubles as a table and a storage box.

If you’re lucky enough to have a patio that’s spacious, consider getting an outdoor daybed that sets the mood for lazing the summer days away, or a picnic table for dining al fresco.

Cooking equipment

Make backyard barbecue parties and outdoor cookouts a success with the right grill.

Get a tabletop grill if you have a small patio.  For those who aren’t scrimping on space–and budget——there are a stainless steel gas grills which come complete with a sink and even a refrigerator.  You can even choose from a wide assortment of tiles, countertops and bases so you can customize your grill to match your space’s color scheme.


Grilling essentials

Of course, aside from the right grill, you need to have your cooking accessories.  Make barbecuing more convenient and hassle-free by using heat-resistant gloves, tongs and spatula.

If you’re grilling fresh fish and veggies, consider cooking them on cedar planks so that your food is not in direct contact with the heat.  Cedar planks also seal in those natural flavors plus add that nutty flavor.

If you want your grilled meat to have that strong, sweet, bacon-like flavor, use hickory wood chunks.


Make your outdoor space more soothing and relaxing with the help of zen-inspired decor.  You might like to add a small water fountain as the sound of water contributes to relaxing the senses.

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Get your outdoor furnishings and cooking essentials from Wilcon Depot.  The country’s one-stop shop for building and home improvement needs has a wide selection of garden sets for your patio, decor and cooking accessories.

Visit any Wilcon branch near you or see their website, You may also check out their official social media accounts: and

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