Global warming means the chances of a 'hot town, summer in the city' are even more likely than they were back in 1966 (or so we're told, most of the Real Homes team weren't born then).
If you live in the city and you're blessed with a garden, you owe it to everyone who doesn't to make the most of your outside space. We're talking sorting out your surroundings with a little gardening, stringing up some outdoor lights, and investing in some quality garden furniture. And boy have we found the solution for you.
Bring your garden patio or outdoor space up to date with John Lewis & Partners Ellipse Garden Lounging Chairs, £160 for a set of two – a gorgeous contemporary oval-shaped frame in a delicious shade of dusty green, as well as saffron and a (super on trend) plaster pink. The perfect addition to a urban garden? We think so.
The powder-coated metal frame is teamed with all-weather, rattan-effect weaves, which are both durable and weather-resistant so you can leave the furniture outside throughout the year – great news if you have no idea where you'd store it otherwise.
The steel legs and frame are sturdy and able to withstand a weight of 20 stone (127kg), exceeding the industry standard. The chairs arrive fully assembled, ready for immediate use, and they stack to save storage space.
Garden looking a bit sorry for itself? This Easter we'll be bringing you everything you need to transform it with our amazing Great Garden Weekender, which runs from April 10th to 13th.
We'll have the best prices on garden furniture, lawnmowers, sheds and barbecues, as well as easy step-by-step guides to help you finally paint your decking, clean your patio or plant that veg.