With people spending more time at home, outdoor spaces are gaining in popularity. Safer at home guidelines have really given homeowners the opportunity to make improvements to their homes that they’ve been wanting to get to, or give them the motivation to get creative with their living spaces because they’ve had more time to truly think about new opportunities.
Have you been wanting to improve your outdoor living space, but not quite sure where to start? No problem. Whether you want to create a fully-functioning outdoor room or simply a small place to unwind and enjoy the outdoors, consider these tips to improve your outdoor space and add value and functionality to your home’s exterior!
- Create Spaces That Feel Like Functional Rooms
No matter what kind of space you’re working with, whether large or small, cement patio, deck or grassy area – think in terms of functional rooms, like a dining room, kitchen, living room or even a small reading nook.
What rooms in your home do you make the most use out of? And what would you most enjoy in the outdoors? Answering this will allow you to envision how you will get the most use out of the space and is your starting point.
When it comes to selecting furniture and decor, think about what it is you enjoy the most out of that room, and incorporate it with outdoor friendly pieces.
- Add Special Touches
Once you have your furniture in place, add special touches to personalize the space, and for added comfort. Here are some great examples to get you started:
• Plants around the perimeter
• Outdoor rugs
• Colorful accent pillows and throw blankets
• Glass vases with flowers
- Add Atmosphere With Lighting
When it comes to outdoor lighting, there are two main things to remember: safety and ambiance. Lighting should definitely highlight main pathways or areas where special measures need to be taken. If your outdoor space is a kitchen/dining area, place lighting above the grill for cooking, and mood lighting around the dining table.
And the great news about outdoor lighting? Functional can easily be fashionable. Whether stringed, posted or hung: all lighting can serve both intentions. Above all, pick what you like – from lamp posts and stringed bistro lighting, to lanterns – all are effective ways to create a cozy evening glow.
- Create a Winter Oasis With a Fire Pit
Many homeowners aren’t letting cold temperatures stop them from enjoying the outdoors – in fact, they are learning to embrace them by creating an ultimate winter outdoor living space.
A seating area around a fire pit or table can provide the ideal spot for convening with friends and family, making s’mores, and enjoying time outside year-round.
- Include Multifunctional Furniture
To make your outdoor renovation project more budget-friendly, consider buying furniture that can fulfill more than one purpose. For example, consider:
• A bench that doubles as storage
• Chairs that can be used for dining around a table or relaxing around a fire pit
• An ottoman that converts to a serving surface
• A sectional sofa that can be rearranged to fit your needs
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By following these simple tips, you can make the most of your outdoor space. Create a wishlist, consider functionality, and let your imagination guide you.
When you’re ready, Patio Pro can provide everything you need to create that perfect outdoor space, call our outdoor living space experts at (919) 789-8444 to set up a no obligation, free consultation today!