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Create Outdoor Living Spaces

by Shelia Gasson 09/09/2020

Photo by Sonnie Hiles on Unsplash

You can extend your living area by activating your outdoor spaces. Whether your yard is large or small, you can create a spot to entertain, read, or just relax with these tips:

Seating

Most outdoor spaces can accommodate some type of seating option. If you’re working with a smaller porch space, try a hanging swing or a bistro table and chair. Add a dining table to a larger patio area or deck if you plan to host outdoor dinner parties or game nights. If you’re looking for something more relaxed and flexible, opt for outdoor living room pieces. Search for weather-resistant, modular options that can be easily rearranged.

Sun and Insect Protection

If you have an uncovered patio space, consider introducing a pergola or a canopy. These options offer protection from the sun and wind which will make your time outside more enjoyable, especially if you live in a warmer climate. A canopy can be beneficial because it will often include netting options that offer protection from mosquitos and other flying insects.

Introduce Light

Add some lighting to your space to boost evening ambiance or to accommodate outdoor dining and games. If you opt for a canopy or pergola, consider introducing strings of twinkle lights, placing candles on tables or installing bug-repellant torches. For something more substantial, you may introduce a firepit. Wood, natural gas, propane and gel fuel options are readily available. Select the source that works best for your location and budget.

Introduce Color and Texture

You can liven up your space with pops of color and texture. Some options could be an outdoor rug, bright cushions and pillows for your chairs or planters filled with flowers and foliage. Hang a mirror on a wall or fence to create the illusion of extended space and depth whether your space is large or small.

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Shelia Gasson

Originally from Kentucky, Shelia Gasson made Miami her home in 2000 and she feels blessed everyday to live in the paradise we have here in South Florida. She has been a licensed realtor for close to 15 years, and every year she is more amazed at how much our Magic City is growing from the arts and entertainment to the tech hubs that are expanding here. With a strong knowledge base of the Miami market, and the ability to connect on a personal level with her clientele, Shelia has found much success as a real estate professional.