Making Your Deck or Patio Your Happy Place

The past year has changed so many things in our lives… how we live… how we are entertained and how we entertain. Knowing we will spend more time at home it has become necessary to look at outside spaces as well as the inside of our homes. Not just for the children but for the entire family. How do we take advantage and utilize our outdoor space is an important question being asked by many? 

Creating an outdoor entertainment area is a clever way to enhance usable living space. Whether you have a large patio or tiny deck there are so many exciting things you can do. Ask yourself is your backyard fulfilling its potential? The important thing is making the space comfortable and inviting. It does not need to be complicated or expensive. Be creative and think about the flow of your home and how to merge the inside and outside into a cohesive space that works best for you and your family.

Just like inside every detail on the outside counts. Set a budget and have a vision. Up the cozy factor. Whether you are thinking of a casual lounging, dining area, or a place to watch sports, paying attention to details with comfortable furnishings, lighting and accessories will make your outside space feel just as inviting as if it were inside. Lighting and textiles can transform an outdoor area and should not be overlooked and work especially well when designing a small space. Think color, pillows, a rug on the floor, seasonal flowers, and live plants. How does the sun impact your space? Does covering the space work into your budget and is it needed? Beyond the deck or patio don’t forget the firepit… summer nights and cool nights in the fall and spring make for perfect roasting marshmallow evenings. 

Outdoor spaces have never been more popular or more used. Grilling, dining, your morning coffee, or evening glass of wine no matter what your pleasure, this extension of living space adds value to your day and your home.

For additional ideas and an appraisal of your home contact the Barbara Popp Team at (502) 653-9343.