Now that the summer weather is fully upon us, people want to spend as much time outside as possible.† Spending time outside doesnít mean you have to give up the comforts of your home that youíre accustomed to on the inside.† With a few small adjustments, you can make your outside living area both functional and truly enjoyable.† Think of it as adding lots of square footage to your living area!
The right lighting can allow you to enjoy your outdoor space, even after the sun has set.† As a general rule, lighting around the outside of a house that is pointed upward can dramatically accent the architecture, while light pointed downward will create a softer glow.† Lighting can really enhance the atmosphere, adding drama and romance, as well as safety for walking and getting around.† Donít be afraid to experiment with different style bulbs, lanterns and candles.
Outdoor kitchens add a lot of convenience in enjoying the most of your home outdoors.† Grills, refrigerators, sinks and even wood-fired ovens are perfect for entertaining or just cooking your everyday summer family meals.
Adding a fireplace or fire pit not only creates great ambience, but also a perfect excuse to have símores!† And with the warmth this addition brings, you are sure to enjoy your outdoor space well into the fall season. Today, you can find all sorts of styles to fit any type of home or outdoor space requirements.
Water features instantly add a relaxing atmosphere to any space.† Everything from pools with waterfalls, koi ponds, wall waterfall mounts to small fountains all add tranquility and beauty that everyone is sure to enjoy.† No music is even needed when you hear the sound of trickling water in the background.
But, if you do want to put on the tunes, choose speakers that are wireless, bluetooth enabled and blend into the background.† There are lots of options when shopping for the right way to add dinner music or party music to your outdoor living.
Today, outdoor furniture comes equipped to handle the elements as well as provide tremendous comfort.† Choose furniture that is made for outdoors, but has that home comfort.† Donít forget to place furniture so that you create areas conducive to dining, talking, sharing and even playing games. †