Some of the best outdoor products, inspired directly from This Old House Top 100. It includes our pick for the best tool chest, the best patio furniture, best garage doors, best work bench and outdoor cabinets. Please enjoy.
Again, this was inspired directly from the: This Old House Top 100. Kinda our favorite 5 of their Top 100. For the full Top 100 list you need to buy the magazine (order from their website is what I did, the issue is the November / December 2015 issue).
This Old House is a good resource website for design ideas. Consider visiting their website and look for articles like this on garage storage: Create Your Own Garage Storage Plan:
Or this one on building gazebos:
So, back to our Top 5 of their Top 100 for new home products of 2015
In the article from This Old House, they cover categories kitchen, bath, tools, home tech, outdoor, building products, finishing touches. We love the outdoors and focused on outdoor or in the garage items.
The 46 inch Rolling Steel Storage Chest and Cabinet from Milwaukee
Loving this mid sized tool box that is fabulous value for the money. It has a large capacity (1,800 pounds) and has cool built in features like soft closing drawers, with pre cut liners, and built in power strips to keep batteries charged up.
Support XL Portable Work System from Centipede Tool
Ok, so think of a tent, then think of a work bench, combine the two and what do you get?? A pop up work bench that is strong and sturdy. It sets up in seconds, super light weight, and can be used as a temporary work space almost anywhere. Seems ideal for job sites and home projects equally. It’s uses are flexible, great saw horse to do your cutting on, do whatever you need.
From the suppliers website:
The Centipede® Sawhorse and Centipede® Support XL are the ultimate portable work support system – A heavy duty table/workbench base or saw stand that sets up in seconds without assembly and folds down into a compact, lightweight unit for easy transport and convenient storage.
This is just over $100 and comes in two sizes. The video on the Centipede Tool website is worth checking out.
The Trex Outdoor Storage Cabinet
Think kitchen cabinets but outside. 5 attractive topical wood colors / looks to choose from, this storage system is pricey but worth a look. Are we all know the trend to spend money making our outdoor spaces look amazing is in full swing, and I really like what Trex has produced here. Lots of options for you to play with, waterprrof PVC. Seems to be a great way to add structure and beauty to your outdoor space. Pricing range is wide (think when you renovate your kitchen cabinets… the same idea, many different door styles and box configurations to choose from. Install can also be pricing depending on how ambitious you are. Check out the Trex website for ideas and great photos
If you want to learn more, check out the Trex website
Garage Doors by Pella
Ok, does anything make the outside of your home look cooler than a double garage door in a wooden look? Check out the below images of Pella doors, I especially love the wood carriage house look. You can get these to look like mahogany, oak, walnut and the faux wood embossed steel garage doors are a complete treat to look at. Visit the Pella website to explore and use their door image visualizer. The faux wood means you can get a great looking door at a lower cost than the real wood version. Either way, wood garage doors just make me go wow!
Panama Jack Island Cove Collection – Swivel Bistro Set from BuildDirect.com
On the list from This Old House was a flexible ceramic tile that was really neat, sold from BuildDirect… but that is an indoor product. So I visited and reviewed the new section of the BuildDirect.com website and found a collection of outdoor patio furniture from the brand name Panama Jack. I love this 3 piece bistro set and can already see myself lifting an umbrella drink this spring! (ok, I am looking outside and its freezing right now, but the mind is a powerful thing!!)
This no rust weather and UV resistant aluminum frame appears to be ideal for back patio.
The Swivel Bistro Set was listed at $795 on the Panama Jack website, but we found it for $692 on the BuildDirect site:
We hope you liked a taste of some of our top outdoor products