Best Places To Add Flair To Your Patio Near Baltimore

June 25, 2013 6:00 AM

Summer on the outdoor patio evolved to become a cultural tradition in the 1950s and 1960s. The modern suburban neighborhood developed following World War II as the baby boom took reign of American demographics. Wishing to get away from the blight of urban decay that was plaguing American cities, young couples headed for the quiet of rural areas located outside of the city limits. Patios became the center of the summer social scene for the suburbanite, and it resulted in the introduction of a line of fashionable outdoor furniture designed specifically for the patio. To add charm to the patio, Charm City has a number of unique retail outlets that offer a wide variety of patio décor.

Watson’s Fireplace and Patio
1616 York Road
Lutherville, Md. 21093
(410) 321-5855

Open seven days a week, Watson’s Fireplace and Patio offers a large selection of patio furniture and patio accessories. From fire pits to chimineas, the store offers California outdoor fire pits ranging in size from a capri tabletop model to larger stand-alone models. Select from luxurious, deep-seat patio furniture that could grace a home’s interior, to wrought iron, wicker, teak, aluminum and other contemporary designs.

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Day or Night Home & Hearth Services
7410 Coca Cola Drive
Hanover, Md. 21076
(410) 782-4070

With outlets in Baltimore, Annapolis and Columbia, Day or Night Home & Hearth Services offers everything from tension market umbrellas to Chesapeake rockers, chaise slings, director chairs, wicker selections, wrought iron and more. Its website offers a five-step tutorial on how to create an outdoor living space. First determine how the space will be used. Will it be pool side, on a covered patio or more exposed to the elements are some of the initial questions that need to be answered. Other considerations include when, how and who will use the space. The store also offers tabletop and portable fireplaces, gas fire pits, grill islands and more.

Leisure Specialties
16208 Hanover Pike
Upperco, Md. 21155
(410) 374-0431

Said to be the largest outdoor furniture and accessories company in the region, Leisure Specialties is locally owned and operated. At its locations in Hampstead and Laurel, the company has a large indoor inventory of patio furniture and accessories. To help customers develop a patio theme, the showrooms feature indoor displays of deck furniture. From decking supplies to patio furniture and accessories, Leisure Specialties is a one-stop outdoor living resource.

Country Casual Teak Garden Furnishings
7601 Rickerbacker Drive
Gaithersburg, Md. 20879
(301) 926-9195

Founded in 1977, Country Casual Teak Garden Furnishings uses green, eco-friendly harvested lumber from countries that practice sustainable timber procedures. Its line of teak garden benches range in styles from utilitarian to ornate, such as Chippendale, Windsor, Windermere and curved bench varieties. The store also offers a line of custom-designed planters, trash receptacles, outdoor cushions and spa, bath and poolside accessories.

Cornerstone Antiques, Consignments & New Home Furnishings
2175 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, Md. 21093
(410) 561-3767

Cornerstone Antiques, Consignments & New Home Furnishings, as the name implies, specializes in indoor and outdoor furniture, along with antiques and pre-owned items ranging from bedroom sets and chests to coffee tables, kitchen furniture and more. The store often features consignment patio furniture including wrought iron, steel/glass, wicker and more. As with any consignment store, its inventory is constantly changing, so check its website for currently offered items.

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