Many outdoor spaces in a lot of homes are mostly only used in the summer, which is a loss for space during the rest of the year. Here is how to amp up your outdoor space to make it usable all year round.
Add a heating feature
The main reason people refrain from using their outdoor spaces is how cold it can get during some nights or some entire seasons. You can add a bonfire pit or a stand-up propane heater to keep you warm. A bonfire pit is a fun way to go because it adds a different ambiance when friends come over, fun for roasting marshmallows, or for telling stories around it.
String up some lighting
You might avoid the outdoors because the darkness can be quite scary. A good length of garden lights should fix that. If this is isn’t your cup of tea, look around the internet for an aesthetic that fits your taste.
Show the green some love
Landscaping is the grooming of your lawn and hedges. Cut the hedges frequently and ensure the grass is mowed. Aesthetically pleasing-looking spaces are better to live in compared to a jungle looking space. Have a retaining wall created to help you achieve a beautiful cascading effect or for extra seating around a fireplace.
Add a small kitchen outdoors
It is more convenient to have an outdoor space that will not require you to go back to the house to warm up food or refill your cocoa or to get another beer. It is also easier to host friends and have a bbq outside with a kitchen where you are not leaving mid-sentence to wash your hands or get something you forgot.
Make your furniture waterproof
When buying outdoor furniture, make sure it is waterproof because it is usually exposed to many elements that can cause damage. Water from rain, sprinklers, or snow can cause rotting that will damage your furniture quickly. It is expensive to keep replacing the furniture so use this tip for preventative measures.
Protect your essentials
There are some features that work incredibly well for style and protection. Shades and gazebos will provide some shade and protect your furniture. A retaining wall will keep your soil levels at the level you want them and give you a picturesque landscape. When you hang up the lights, have some shade on them for protection and cover your lawn furniture to protect it from heat, water, and dust.
The outdoors are made for fun, so ensure you have a great landscaper so that you can enjoy your yard and outdoor space with family or friends.
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