Enhance Your Outdoor Living Spaces this Summer

Dated: August 1 2023

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Homes with well-designed outdoor spaces for entertaining are becoming increasingly important in 2023's real estate market. There are many elements to consider when creating a comfortable backyard setting for your home. A welcoming and relaxing outdoor space is also ideal for entertaining guests during warm weather.

Create enjoyable outdoor spaces that only add to the comfort of your home. Whether on a budget or looking to splurge, we've rounded up various ways to amp up the outdoor areas of your home.

Make Zones

Having a defined area is essential in any design for outdoor living spaces. Whether it's an outdoor living room or an indoor space, having set places will help create a more relaxing and enjoyable environment. For example, having a set of chairs and benches will help define the area and separate it from the other parts of the yard. Leave room for walkways, too. Also, make sure to mark the areas with the highest traffic. You can always arrange seating and other features around the pathways.

Different Seating Options

A wide variety of seating options is needed in outdoor spaces. You should have various seating options, such as chairs, lounges, and benches. A hammock is an excellent choice for relaxing on a sunny day. A bar or table with stools can be used as an ideal workspace for carrying out home projects. You could also use your seating for storage. For smaller backyards, opt for chairs and benches that can act as storage for garden tools or planters.

Make Centerpieces

For a great outdoor living space, try designing around a centerpiece or significant focal point in the outdoor living space. This can include a table, a couch, an area rug, or even art. When choosing a focal point for your outdoor living space, choose pieces that complement the item you've selected. We suggest choosing simple and understated pieces that won't draw too much attention from the outside world. A contrasting theme would work well if your area's focal point is eye-catching and bright. A pool can also be the design's focal point if the accompanying accessories are appropriately arranged.

Choose Greenery

A well-designed garden and landscaping can add a bit of character to any backyard. A garden can be a hobby for people who want to grow their own vegetables and flowers, and having a garden can also be used to entertain guests. It can be used as a venue for a dinner party, or it can show off the vegetables that you have grown.

You can utilize various planters, and you don't need to buy pots with designs. You can also use paint and a plain planter to make your own. You can also add a variety of colors to your design by utilizing plants that are different from one another.

Enjoy It!

One of the most important things you should remember when designing your outdoor living spaces is simply having fun.

The design of your outdoor living space should be fun and bring joy to you and not anyone else. It doesn't matter if it doesn't coordinate with the current season's trends. Instead, ensure that it's enjoyable for you and your loved ones!

How are you enhancing your outdoor living areas this summer?

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Megan Eister

Megan has been in the Real Estate industry, since 1993.  Her prior positions in related industries include Mortgage Banker, Construction Office Manager, and New Home Sales Specialist. The experie....

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