With Summer right around the corner, many of us are spending more times outdoors. Also, patios, entertaining and swimming areas see a lot more activity, as we enjoy the warmer weather. In fact, now is a great time to think about upping the game a bit with our outdoor accommodations. As a result, giving them a once over and making some improvements often means making the most of your outdoor living space. Although, for many of us some solid ideas and tips could point us in the right direction creatively.
You may have a roomy, covered patio, complete with lovely dining set. While you may be pretty happy with it, do you also have some unique lighting in place overhead? If it’s looking plain, or like something seems missing, check out some patio lighting options at your local lighting stores. In fact, you may find something ideal at the Home Depot or Lowes. Also, maybe more than one light would kick it up a notch. Think 3 or 4 decorative sconces hanging at different lengths, for one idea.
Making the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space Adding Interest & Function
Some improvements may be as simple as adding a little interest, as in the idea of hanging sconces over the dining area. Although, in many other cases, more is better. For example, let’s say you have a roomy patio area that goes uncovered. Let’s say you want to add some cover, but not too much. A pergola might be perfect. Once you have it in place over your patio, why not add a flowering vine like Wisteria? Now, that’s an idea! You can even hang that special lighting from the pergola. Do you see the tasteful elegance I’m seeing?
Making the most of your outdoor living space by adding interest and function includes stepping outside the patio. That said, had you thought of bringing an outdoor fireplace into the picture? What about a fountain?
Where possible, create a multi-level back yard. That way, you can define sections, for serving different functions. For example, you may have a pool area and lawn. Although, picture a separate, recessed area, below the main level of yard. Imagine a set of steps descending to the delightful, secluded niche for entertaining small groups of friends or family.
Making the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space and Home Selling
Even the most finished outdoor retreats in our yards can often benefit from a new change. Also, it can be quite worthwhile taking the time with a new change for your outdoor living space. In fact, if you are looking to sell your home and need to make both some indoor and outdoor improvements, it would be quite worthwhile to consult with an expert. In San Mateo County homes for sale, you can consult with home selling and staging expert, Carmen Miranda. She knows a thing or two, since she’s sold a thing or two. In fact, why not have a look at her San Mateo County sold listings? If you like, you can have a look at her realtor testimonials. Then, why not give her a call? Find out how she can make the most of your indoor and outdoor home prep.