6. Are outdoor rugs everything they're cracked up to be?
Truthfully, no, unless they are made from plastic. They can definitely add life to an outdoor space, but usually only last for one season. However, the good thing about a short life span is that you can change it up each year! –SLC Interiors
They are definitely nice and have progressed in durability over the years. Outdoor rugs
anchor a seating arrangement, just as they do with indoor spaces to bring comfort. They are best used under a terrace to help prevent wear from the sun and weather conditions. The good thing is that outdoor rugs aren't all that expensive, so you can simply throw one away and replace with a new one from time to time. So, yes, I guess they are all they are cracked up to be! –B. Pila Design Studio 7. For a family-friendly yard, is it better to have a pool or a swing set?
Honestly, this decision is more about the parents and how much time and energy they want to put into up keep. Play sets
tend to be a little easier, especially with younger kids, whereas with pools, parents have to be more on guard. In the long-run; however, the pool is probably best as it appeals to all ages from babies to teenagers, and its a great amenity for adults too. –B. Pila Design Studio
This is a tough one, and also a personal decision. Pools
are very high maintenance, but can be the best decision you ever made when the temperatures start to climb. If you are up for the challenges that a pool comes with, we say do both! –SLC Interiors