2012 outdoor living trends can easily update your patio or deck
News from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

(ARA) – More homeowners want their outdoor space to truly be an extension of their house and are taking steps to create an inviting area to relax, play and host guests. If you want to update your deck or patio for warm weather entertaining, you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money. You can easily refresh the items you already have and add new stylish elements by keeping some top trends and design ideas in mind.

Consider these tips from the design experts at Lowe’s to help transform your space into a welcoming outdoor oasis. With just a few easy outdoor home improvement changes, you’ll have the best patio on the block.

Mix functional furniture
The line between indoor and outdoor design is blurring. You can coordinate the style of adjacent indoor and outdoor rooms, since you and your guests will likely spend time in both. No matter if you have a large outdoor deck or a simple small patio, many affordable, stylish outdoor furniture options are available from allen + roth. Set up furniture with flow in mind, grouping pieces together to encourage comfort, conversation and a view of nature.

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OMAHA HOME SHOW: The Omaha Home Show is underway at the CenturyLink Center. Remodeling, patio and decorating ideas will be the focus of this Metro Omaha Builders Association event. Dr. Lori, an appraiser from the Discovery Channel’s “Auction Kings,” will be on the main stage at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Home Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $ 9 for adults; $ 5, students and special needs; children younger than 5, free.

NOW SHOWING: Lincoln Southeast, “Titanic” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

EAT, TAKE A LOOK: The public is invited to a pancake feed and open house from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Gretna Fire Station No. 2, 10309 S. 168th St. Visitors can meet the Gretna Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department members and find out about volunteer opportunities.

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