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How to Make the Most Out of Your Home’s Outdoor Space

How to Make the Most Out of Your Home's Outdoor Space
When decorating your new home or redecorating your existing home, many times the outdoor space is overlooked. If you are about to put your property on the market, you should know that most buyers are very keen on getting a new home that has a great entertainment space. All the nuances of a spacious dining area, cozy kitchen and inviting living area are very important – but don’t ignore the outdoor space. Creating a desirable outdoor space can be very easy and more affordable than you would think. You may be thinking that you can only use it part of the year so why bother, but it can bring you plenty of enjoyment during the summer so why not make the small investment.

Here are four ways to create the perfect outdoor entertaining area:

Create a cozy seating area. Nowadays there is a great selection of outdoor furniture that is not just patio sets. Many of the big box stores have conversation sets that are basically outdoor living room furniture, made durable to withstand the elements. Working with the size of your space, find a piece or two that fits neatly into your space. Try looking in the off season to get even better deals.

Warm up the area. Outdoor fireplaces are a great accent piece to add to a backyard seating area. Proper wood burning fireplaces and even propane burning fireplaces area available in all sorts of shapes and styles. There are even centre tables that have the fireplaces built right in, making a gorgeous focal point in your outdoor entertainment area.

Work with the lighting. Lighting is a simple way to jazz up any space. There are so many outdoor lighting options available and you don’t even need a certified electrician to install them. Line the garden and walkway with citronella candles or solar powered string lights – easily creating a cozy space for you and your guests.

Incorporate greenery and colour.  Every outdoor space should have some plant life. Jazz up the area with a few pre-made planters and hanging baskets at the beginning of the season.  As long as you follow the care instructions, they should last all season long.

For more outdoor inspiration and ideas, go online to sites like Pinterest and home decor sites to get some creative DIY ideas that will truly make your space your own.

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