Courtney Mueller -- Casual Living, May 13, 2005
This year's National Hardware Show promises to rise to the occasion, spanning two venues in the heart of Las Vegas. In the lawn and garden departments, expect a variety of introductions, from grills and casual dining sets to garden containers and other outdoor accents. Here is a sample of designs buyers will see at the show.
Following the mixed media trend, the Roma Collection from Ratana Trading merges teak, aluminum and resin for a modern dining experience in silver, gray and neutral tones.
GardenGlo Patio Planters from Patio Living Concepts can double as beverage coolers and more, with molded resin construction in hot colors like Lemon and Frost.
Masterbuilt's Electric Veranda Grill is perfectly suited for apartment and condominium dwellers, with a controllable 1,650-watt heating element that will cook at high temperatures.
From Creative Woodwork International, Rebecca Kolls' Seasons Mission Mod deep seating group features classic eucalyptus wood slats with contemporary angles for a totally modern and modular outdoor living ensemble.
Garnet DuraCord Rope on the Original Pawleys Island Hammock from The HammockSource offers the soft feel of cotton, while maintaining resistance to harsh outdoor elements.
The Optima Pro from Fiesta Gas Grills has a three-burner system highlighted by an auto-ignite feature that works like the dial on a gas kitchen range.
Elegant and serene, the Double Lotus Flower Fountain by Haddonstone USA will provide a relaxing atmosphere outdoors and a focal centerpiece for the yard.
The Algarve wall-mounted heater from Tansun offers instant outdoor heat for larger terraces, decks and patios.
Grill pads from Diversitech offer protection from scratches on decks, patios and porches, while also providing a colorful burst of style.
Available in stone, mahogany, rust and white, fiberglass containers from Meyer Imports are equipped with drainage holes for no-fuss container gardening.
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