It’s March Madness time and with Kansas City’s gorgeous weather the past couple days, I’m going mad working inside all day! Everyone needs to get out of the office and out on the patio. And this is Kansas City, home of great Bar-B-Q, so you better get to grilling! And Design Connection, Inc. is here to make your backyard the best on the block! If you’ve been wanting to re-vamp that back deck or just want some help picking out the most comfortable lounge chairs you and your family enjoy, give us a call.

Who doesn’t love to BBQ -If an outdoor kitchen or patio is on your list of things to do here are some fun design ideas to consider. Here are 5 great tips for mouth-watering BBQ from the Stone Soup blog. For a more local source check out BBQ Fans has everything for the perfect night outside from grills to tools to spices and rubs! Everything you need to make a perfect meal for the family.

1. Don’t cook cold meat. Make sure meat is at room temperature.

2. Preheat properly. The grill should be nice and HOT before you throw on your steaks.

3. Don’t poke & prod Only turn meat once or twice. And definitely don’t squash everything down as this forces the juices to run out and leaves you with sad dry meat.

4. Rest. It’s all about letting the muscle fibers relax and take back the juices after the  intensity of the heat.

5. Clean your BBQ. Enough said!

The simple pleasure of enjoying your outdoor furniture, hosting a barbeque or watching a sunset can serve as a fantastic escape and lead to a calmer, more peaceful life. An outdoor space is not complete without some comfy furniture that can stand the elements. Design Connection, Inc. Can help you space plan the perfect layout for you deck, porch or patio. We carry many lines of amazing and durable furniture.