7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space


Summer is upon us, and even with the onset of good weather, some people tend to stay indoors much of the time. The fact is that being outdoors is good for both our mental and physical wellbeing.

By updating your outdoor living space, you ensure that everyone in your family gets the most out of these warm summer days. Because before we know it, it will be winter and we will be wishing for the sunshine.

The almost chronic need to be connected, and engage in our phones, tablets, and gaming devices all play a part in the decline of us enjoying our outdoor living spaces.

The idea is to make your patio or deck just as livable as your indoor living space.

These ideas are trendy right now, and will do not only enhance the aesthetics of your property but make your time at home that much more enjoyable.

An added bonus to these updates, if you’re contemplating selling your property, then having a nice patio or deck actually adds to the overall property value, and according to a “What Home Buyers Really Want” survey overseen by the National Association of Home Builders, a nice outdoor living space was described as being desirable and essential.

Block the sun and heat

habitat screens cabin

One of the main reasons people tend to stay indoors in the summer is the heat. You can purchase multiple umbrellas, an awning or install Habitat Screens.

Habitat Screens don’t compromise your view, while still providing solar protection. Depending on your need our protective screens come in fabric densities of 5%, 10%, and 45%. Our screens are completely customizable, and enhance the curb appeal of your home.

Protect Yourself Against Bugs

Installing our Habitat Screens defends you against this threat by providing a retractable screen room around your outdoor living space. This works much better than citronella candles or smelly bug sprays by creating a barrier that aids in bug protection.

Get Comfortable Furniture

comfortable patio furniture

Comfortable furniture is a must if you want to spend more time outdoors. A rule of thumb is the comfier the better. Personally, I like to sink into the cushion, but that’s just me.

One thing to consider is that they need to be able to withstand the rigors of the outdoors like downpours and the like.

The addition of a rug to cushion bare feet against concrete is another great idea! It also makes your outdoor space seem like a second living room. Pick one with a cool pattern or a pop of color for a statement piece.

And if you are able, hang a hammock to really enhance that beachy feel.

Boost Your Wi-Fi

For the younger generation, and for many others, the need to stay connected is real. Having a strong Wi-Fi signal that reaches out to your patio or deck will definitely raise the desirability of spending more time there. Get a Wi-Fi booster – also called repeaters, or extenders – to ensure your outdoors are not without this modern-day essential.

Get a Wi-Fi booster – also called repeaters, or extenders – to ensure your outdoor living space is not without this modern-day essential.

Update Your Lighting

outdoor mood lighting

There is nothing better than a night on the patio with great friends, however, it is better if you are able to see some of them across the table! Mood lighting along the edges of a deck or even inexpensive Tiki torches have the ability to really make your immediate outdoors pop.

Add Activities

Whether young or old, everyone likes something to do that’s not necessarily internet or electronically based.

An outdoor playhouse for the kids will definitely give them something to keep their minds occupied. You can also purchase outdoor activity kits at many large stores that contain games like bocci, badminton, and frisbees that can provide hours of outdoor fun.

Potted Plants

Potted plants

Potted plants liven up your space, are relatively inexpensive and low maintenance and add some color. Add an automated watering system to make care even easier. You can add herbs to bump up your salad, cocktail, and BBQ game!


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