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5 Cool Ideas to Create an Irresistible Outdoor Living Space

By August 11, 2015October 17th, 2023No Comments

Many homeowners spend thousands of dollars furnishing the interior of their home, while completely ignoring outdoor living spaces such as porches, patios and decks. However, studies repeatedly demonstrate that spending time outdoors is good for mental and physical well-being. Instead of logging all your free time inside, use these tips to make your outdoor living areas a wonderful place to reconnect with nature and indulge in some of your favorite activities.

Create a comfy place to land. To draw people outside, your space must first and foremost be as comfortable as your indoor spaces. With an oversized table, cushioned chairs and all-weather outdoor rugs, the porch or patio can easily become a second family room or dining area during the warmer months. Make family meals and parties even more convenient and enjoyable with an outdoor kitchen.

Plan a garden. Growing your own food can be a fun activity that gets the entire family outdoors. Even if you don’t have a large amount of space, gardening can still provide a bounty of produce that encourages healthy eating. Start with container gardens or a small plot with easy-to-grow salad greens.

Make some shade. By installing an awning or canopy, you’ll enjoy protection from the sun’s rays and summer showers. Gutter Helmet®, America’s most recognized name in gutter protection, offers SunShade retractable patio awnings in hundreds of fabric options.

Go wireless. Rather than leaving electronic devices behind (and checking in every few minutes), move them outdoors with a wireless outdoor Wi-Fi antenna to help people stay connected. Wireless speakers are a must-have for entertaining and can also mask a noisy neighborhood.

Light it up. Outdoor lighting adds curb appeal, safety and makes evening entertaining, grilling and reading easier when the sun goes down. Putting your outdoor lights on dimmers helps you adjust for tasks and mood.