Warmer weather has arrived and without a doubt, summer is almost here! Before you know it, barbeques, pool parties, and firepits will be back in full swing and you deserve to get in on the action. Hosting a fun summer event can bring friends and family closer together. It’s time to think about how to make your outdoor space look great, so that everyone in it feels relaxed and comfortable – but with some added style!
Here are some helpful tips on ways to upgrade your outdoor space, so you can get the most out of it this summer:
Upgrade Your Patio
Many homes already have an outdoor patio, but if your home doesn’t or your existing space just isn’t up to par, this is a fantastic way to create dedicated outdoor space that can be enjoyed for years to come. Patios are a hugely popular way to give your yard a feeling of togetherness. With a well-placed table, umbrella for shade and maybe even an outdoor sofa or loveseat, you can add balance, functionality, and visual appeal to your yard. Small additions like these make your house the neighborhood hangout destination as well as helping make your home’s outdoor space more enjoyable for everyone.
Add a Pergola or Gazebo
If you have already installed a deck or patio, you likely added it to extend your living space beyond the walls of your home. If you have found that you love your outdoor living area but that it’s not quite so useful on a summer afternoon when the sun is beating down or if you wish you had protection from inclement weather, a pergola may be for you. A pergola or gazebo extends your living space and increases the amount of time you can spend outside.
Create the Perfect Mood with Lighting
Why should the fun stop just because the sun went down? Strings of lights aren’t just for holidays; they create the perfect ambience for summer evenings. lights on an outdoor timer, so you don’t even have to worry about switching them on for an impromptu gathering. There are also all sorts of new-and-improved lanterns on the market. Solar options are now much improved and longer-lasting.
Gather Around a Fire Pit
Fire pits are ideal for creating an al fresco lounge space – an extension of your home where you can relax and socialize. Much like indoor fireplaces, fire pits provide the perfect focal point for an outdoor sitting area, and they look fantastic surrounded by outdoor sofas or built-in bench seating topped with cushions.
Barbecue season is here, so don’t let the limitations of your current outdoor space keep you cooped up inside this summer. Applying a few of these tips to your backyard will make it much more inviting.