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5 Backyard Improvements For Outdoor Entertaining

5 Backyard Improvements For Outdoor Entertaining

People all over the United States have to usually plan their outdoor social gatherings around inclement weather. Fortunately in Florida, you have the ability to entertain all year round. Weather it’s a weekend barbeque with friends and family or catching up with old friends around your fire pit, outdoor living spaces are an important part of homes in Florida.

Having a functional, attractive outdoor entertaining space is a great place to spend time with both friends and family. Expanding your homes usable space into your backyard will allow you to enjoy your property even more. In addition, it will offer you an attractive selling point in the future, should you decide to sell.

You make make it as simple as refreshing your patio furniture with new fabric or pillows, or be even more involved such as installing a Louvered Pergola. Some of these suggest ideas below are simple do-it-yourself projects. Some may require calling in the pros. All however are well worth the expense when creating a personalized oasis to fit your needs.

Assess Your Patio

A good patio is the basic foundation for any outdoor living area, so the next logical step in creating your backyard retreat is assessing your current patio situation. First, do you have a patio? If not, that should be changed right away. A simple installation of a wood deck or patio made from bricks, paving stones or even a concrete foundation is something you should look into. However it may be best to hire a pro depending on the materials you want to use. If you have an existing patio, you’ll need to consider if it is large enough to accommodate the outdoor living space you want to create. If it is too small or in need of repair, you’ll need to decide if you should fix it or just start over. Depending on the costs, it may be cheaper to remove it and install a new one.

Creating An Outdoor Living Room

An outdoor living room is a great, easy way to have an entertaining space, particularly if you have a covered patio already. This is a great way to expand the usable square footage of your home on a budget. Simply adding some comfortable seating, table and rug, you can create the perfect space for entertaining guests. Expand on this idea by adding features such as an outdoor fireplace or water feature as well.

Adding a Fire Pit

Fire pits don’t have to take up a lot of space. They make perfect places for an at-home date night or small gathering with family. Whether or not this is something you can do yourself depends on your budget and skillset with materials such as bricks. They do offer kits at home improvement centers and online, as well as some great ideas on Pinterest. This helps make it more affordable for those on a small budget. Alternatively you can hire a pro, which will be more expensive, but will ensure you are happy with the end product.

Build A Pergola

This is another project you may want to leave to the pros. Pergolas are an attractive option for adding a shade structure to your backyard. Creating this outdoor space is an idea situation if possible. US Pergola makes it possible and has several options to choose from when it comes to your home. In addition our louvered pergolas have added sun protection and other features to allow you to enjoy the outdoors no matter what the weather may be.

Add Landscape and Patio Lighting

Unless you need to run electrical to areas far away from your home, this is a project you can usually do yourself. Especially if you decide on using solar options. These are simple to install and a great way to add light to your landscape without increasing your electric bill. There are many options available including walkway lightning, accent lighting and string lights for your patio and trees. String lights are a great way to enhance your patio as well. They create a relaxing, intimate atmosphere for dinner parties or social gatherings.


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