In addition to the table and chairs, bring a small, lightweight piece to use as a sideboard. A piece like this antique washstand, with a hallow interior, can also help with storing and transporting food and tableware. Wooden crates are also fantastic for this.
A portable sauna is made of western red cedar that is naturally rot resistant and antimicrobial. The Surf Sauna is built to accommodate two to eight people and although it's built for winter surfers, it can be used for other activities beyond surfing. The hardware and chassis are made from galvanized and stainless steel, according to the New Hampshire-based company.
Take your fire feature with you wherever you sit outside with this DIY by Linda Nortje of With a Blast. Make this project with minimal supplies: a wooden frame, steel cut mesh, glass panes and a smokeless cooking gel as fuel.
Consider using a portable caddie to gather and store balls, building blocks or action figures, so you can bring the items right to a playroom table or your backyard. As your kids grow out of their toys, the caddie can be used for holding utensils, garden tools or for a gift basket.
You've got your portable grill but what about storage space for all of the extras that the grill requires? The Sherpa Camp Table & Organizer is a portable kitchen cupboard with a rollout aluminum tabletop and four padded bags to keep everything organized during storage and transport.
Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorne, who host the podcast One Bad Mother, stash snacks everywhere they go. “I have them in my car, my purse, diaper bags, under the couch cushions, everywhere,” says Ellis, whose go-to snack is granola bars. “I keep a stack of Trader Joe’s fruit leathers in my purse for emergencies because they’re cheap, lightweight, non-perishable, take up no space and my kids love them any time,” says Thorne.
Old World porter chairs, known for their high canopied backs and sides, are given a dramatic update with fresh, bright colors, like this trio of Namib porter chairs by Brabbu in deep orange, raspberry and wine.
A circular patio design that is large enough to hold a fire pit and seating for up to six people still retains a sense of intimacy in this design from YardApes, Inc. that takes advantage of the sweeping backyard views.
Rain gardens can even pop up and work effectively on parking lot areas. After removing asphalt, a rain garden basin could be built along this parking area of Totem Ocean Trailer Express, a shipping and cargo company at the Port of Tacoma, Washington. A traditional rain garden basin planting features a mix of shrubs, perennials and ground covers. The green container is a rain garden in a box. Rain gardens at this site handle roughly 250,000 gallons of rain water runoff annually, which reduces the amount of toxic pollutants washing into nearby Commencement Bay. If designers can build a working rain garden on a parking lot, you can make one work in your yard.
This chic porter's chair has a domed egg-like shaped back with pink patterned fabric and acts as a focal point in the room against lavender walls and a black floor. The small black bookcase, purple and lavender pull-up curtain and lavender rug create a cohesive background for the unique chair.
This modern home boasts two entrances. On the right side of the home, a walkway leads up to an elegant front entrance that guests will use upon their arrival. On the left, a car port allows the homeowners a safe, dry place to park their vehicles, and also offers them their own private entrance to their home.