Problem Solver - August 2015
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Create a Contemporary Look for Your Site

Furnishing a park or site requires careful consideration of context. There are many ways to use furnishings to enhance a place, providing comfort and creating a cohesive look. You can create an aesthetically pleasing, contemporary look by selecting and placing the right furnishings in the right places.

Q: We'd like our park to have a clean, contemporary look. What should we consider?

A: First of all, you'll want to consider the type of material used for your park benches, receptacles and other furnishings. Steel benches and trash receptacles can help create a more contemporary look.

Try to find furnishings that feature classic lines or elegant designs. You can go with the simplest of designs for a clean look, or you can look for decorative elements that will help lend more elegance to your site's appearance.

Q: We want to be sure that our furnishings fit well into the surrounding area. What should we look for?

A: In addition to selecting contemporary-looking designs, you also should think about color and placement. Don't just haphazardly install your park benches and receptacles, but place them with precision to give a more formal arrangement to your site. Incorporate planters to add a touch of color and natural beauty.

While black steel furnishings will give your site a very contemporary look and feel, you can also find steel furnishings in a wide array of colors if you'd like them to fit into the surrounding context.

If your budget is tight, you'll be glad to know that contemporary-looking furnishings are available in a range of price points. If you have more to spend, you might consider talking with your manufacturer about customization options to give your site a truly unique look.

Q: What else should we consider?

A: Don't forget the importance of shade for your patrons. You can find shade elements in a huge range of styles and sizes. Talk with your manufacturer about how to combine furnishings and shade elements in the best way to create a stand-out, contemporary look for your site.


Belson Outdoors Inc.

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