Summer is the prime time to spend time in the yard. The long days and comfortable temperatures makes spending time outside enjoyable and rewarding. As the summer comes to a close, it’s only natural to seek ways to extend your time outside. With the right home improvements, you can make spending time outside easy!
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By installing an outdoor sunroom, a fire pit, ambient outdoor lighting, and other features, you can spend more time in the yard throughout the year. Here’s what you need to know.
Install Ambient Outdoor Lighting
Even after the days grow shorter and the nights get longer, you can spend more time outside when you install ambient outdoor lighting. There are many types of outdoor lighting that can help make all the difference when you’re spending time outside at night.
- Garden pathway lighting makes it easier to find your way around your property – and makes it easier for guests to find their way around your property without tripping in the dark.
- Cafe lighting dangling over your patio or backyard adds a festive air that’s perfect for parties and other events.
- Stairway lighting on your outdoor stairs can prevent trips and falls at night.
- Lantern lighting is brighter and more functional than many other types of lighting, which can help you hold larger outdoor functions and also see more of your yard in the evenings.
When you’re installing lighting in your yard, connect with an electrician to get the job done right.
Build a Fire Pit
A fire pit is a perfect addition to any backyard because it enables you to spend time outside even when it’s dark and a little chilly. Most fire pits aren’t actually pits at all. They sit above ground and are controlled by a gas fuel line, so you can easily turn on your fire pit anytime you want, and turn it off again when it’s time to go in.
Have your fire pit installed by a pro to ensure that the gas line is properly in place and the fixture is safe to use. Position comfortable outdoor seating around your fire pit to give yourself a place to lounge with your guests, friends, and loved ones. Comfortable chairs and patio furniture make the area around your fire pit a place that you’ll want to spend hours relaxing and lounging.
Enclose Your Patio/Porch/Garage
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Maybe you want to feel like you’re spending time outside, but you don’t want to be fully exposed to the elements. You can get the best of both worlds by enclosing your patio, porch, or garage.
Patio or Porch Enclosure
Create an outdoor sunroom on your patio or porch with an enclosure that keeps out the rain and snow, and allows the sunlight and breeze into your space. Patio and porch enclosures allow homeowners to enjoy themselves outside while getting all the benefits of being indoors too!
Patio and porch enclosures make the perfect place to have a party, especially if you want to have an outdoor party at a time of year when the weather is unpredictable. Install a patio and porch enclosure to give guests a place to retreat if the weather turns windy, cold, and rainy. If you’re invested in outdoor living, a patio or porch enclosure is the product for you.
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An outdoor enclosed patio or porch can be installed without the help of a contractor. For best results, buy a patio or porch enclosure from a company that provides proper instructions and quality products.
A garage enclosure is a great way to get more usable space out of your home without building on a home addition. Your garage enclosure allows you to make your outdoor garage space a more enjoyable place to spend time. You can turn your garage into a game room, an indoor/outdoor workshop, or a playroom – all with the installation of a simple product!
Install a Hot Tub
We have one more suggestion for making your outdoor space the ultimate place to spend time, even when the weather turns cool: install a hot tub. Hot tubs are the ultimate luxury for a homeowner who wants to make their outdoor space a relaxing, peaceful place where they can enjoy themselves.
We recommend installing a hot tub just outside your three-season room. You’ll be able to step out into the world where it’s chilly, then get straight into the hot tub where you can feel the warm water relaxing your muscles.
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Hot tubs span a range of costs depending on quality and features. Shop around when trying to find the right hot tub for your needs. Do your research until you find the best hot tub for your budget, then have it installed by a professional.
Discover the Joys of Outdoor Living Today
Whether you decide to install a three-season room or four-season room, an outdoor enclosed patio, a hot tub, or ambient lighting for your outdoor space, you’ll love the joy of spending more time outside, especially when entertaining friends and family.
Outdoor spaces are the perfect place to enjoy time with loved ones, especially if you have a lot of friends and family, and don’t have the space inside! Get started making your outdoor spaces more enjoyable and comfortable today.