How To Design The Perfect Outdoor Space

It’s almost patio season! Get expert tips from H&H’s Lauren Petroff and Kai Ethier on choosing the best furniture for your outdoor oasis whether it’s a small balcony or sprawling backyard.

Lauren and Kai visit ARD Outdoor to explore furniture options, fabrics and luxe outdoor features, like a fire pit, to help you create the ultimate outdoor space. Learn why planning ahead is key, and discover the hallmarks of good quality pieces that will work for you season after season. Plus, get ideas on personalizing your space with outdoor fabrics.


  1. Sarah Dedo on February 17, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Size, space, number of people that will be using it 90% of the time!

  2. Backyard Living Builder on February 17, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    This is great advice. Our tool deals with number 1, plan ahead and know what you have in mind.

  3. Brenda O'Connor on February 17, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    quality counts!

  4. Leona Denise Designs on February 17, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    1. Plan out your space ahead of time. This includes the size of the furniture and whatever staple pieces you want to include in that space. 2. Know what you need and how you are going to use that space. Wether it’s time by the pool, back yard lounging, or an eating space3. Find your own particular style. country, contemporary or industrial. 4. Personalize it with your own unique spin. Colors texture fabrics so on5. Quality counts. Spend money on quality pieces within your budget. Or you will have to keep replacing your pieces as they get messed up

  5. Logo Bagus on February 17, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    good contents
    I hope you keep update 🙂

  6. The Vegan Wallflower on February 17, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    People you have to click on the link at the end to enter the contest not comment here on youtube..

  7. Kevin on February 17, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    No matter how beautiful or exotic the wood may be in any outdoor furniture… the sun, heat and weather extremes will always make it a maintenance nightmare…unless it’s under a covered porch. Stick with synthetic as much as possible!

  8. Elements Design Studio on February 17, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Great Video. Plan ahead….. and work with a Landscape Architect.

  9. Falls2dUst1 on February 17, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Your main purpose of use of the outdoor space.

  10. Peonies and Fros on February 17, 2021 at 9:21 pm


  11. Karla Dreyer Design on February 17, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    SO gorgeous – I’m inspired!

  12. Simply Stylin on February 17, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Plan ahead…Know your style and map out a plan of what is needed and what it’s uses are for…Lounging,dinning or entertaining! The outdoor space should represent the indoor space…I love that outdoor furniture has come such a long way! So amazing! Thanks for this video.

  13. Susan C on February 17, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    How much space you have.

  14. Norman Sosiawan on February 17, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Girls look like from fifty shades of grey

  15. thejillykilly on February 17, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    1. Plan ahead – Think everything through. Don’t throw things around and hope it works.
    2. Know your needs – Know how the space is going to be used.
    3. Find your style – Casual, Modern, or Traditional, etc?
    4. Personalize your space – Make it to represent you
    5. Quality counts – Think about durability and quality

  16. nadiainthesky on February 17, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Sad that this is only open to residents of Canada 🙁 You have US viewers too!

  17. Ayesha Noelle on February 17, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    I love it! Great tips 😍

  18. James Knoll on February 17, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    "I’m getting totally lost here in the size of it!" -that’s what she said

  19. Jaclyn Harper on February 17, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    What do I need to consider when planning a patio?

    -How I’m going to fit in my conversation set!
    -Where we are going to eat and how much room I designate to my dining area/ conversation area.

  20. AnArchaicSoul on February 17, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    I’m obsessed with outdoor living spaces because I love being amongst nature! Love the furniture!

  21. Diy in South Africa on February 17, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    planing ahead, knowing what your needs are, finding and knowing your own style, kowing how to personalize your space, quility is better!

  22. Loving your Lifestyle on February 17, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    This a good place to start before you start your project.

  23. Draco on February 17, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Size of the patio

  24. Outdoor Furniture Factory in China - MT Furniture on February 17, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    I was pretty impressed by the designs in the video, even though my factory is able to produce almost all of them.

  25. Chaz Evansdale on February 17, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    As someone who wants to build a tiny house and extend my living room outdoors, I really like the suggestions and ideas you brought to my attention 🙂
    1:21 I really like that U shaped design.