Money complicates design choices, doesn't it?
We know what we want, but in the end if it doesn't match up to our budget, then we are in trouble.
We've only lived in this home for two and a half years but the progress, I think is pretty incredible.
But 2 years ago when summer came I wanted a patio set. Then I realized patio sets are expensive. Instead we bought a good grill. That was a smart choice, we use the grill all year round.
Last year I wanted a patio set too, but all we really could afford was the table with 4 chairs. I wanted to buy it, but deep down I knew I wanted the big rectangular table with the 6 chairs. So...we bought nothing. We ate our burgers in doors, and I promised myself this year would be the year.
This year is the year. And I am so excited. We all have very pale skin, so I knew what I wanted was a gazebo as well so we could hide from the sun. My husband also wanted a fire pit. I cant think of one reason why we shouldn't. I can tell that this will be good for our household.
This is the table and chairs we are getting. It has a really pretty rock tile thing in the center that you cant see well. Not like tile floor, but natural rock. It was $599 and on sale for $299, the guy said that they were going to sell out before the season, so they were "moving" them. I said at that price, I'll be happy to move one right now!
We also want a gazebo and here are our 2 options. Both with pro's and cons.
The first 10x10 $199 Home Depot. Love that it comes with nets, don't love the arrow detail. But it doesn't bother me that much, its not my personal style, but still very nice.
This is my preference. At 12x12 and $149 Ikea. Its both the cheapest and the biggest by a long shot. I love the detail on the deep brown shades, and the simplicity of the canopy. Drawback no netting.
What I want to do is buy the ikea gazebo. Then buy outdoor fabric, and drapery hooks. I know I can make it look good, I'm just wondering the cost? And we were planning on going with another table and chairs that was $70 more. And the ikea gazebo is $50 less. So so far thats already $120 I could use towards the fabric.
Ps. I've seen both of these gazebos in real life, so my opinions are based on that not these pictures.
What would you do?