Need more space but not sold on adding onto your home? Want an extra place to watch the Vikings game and entertain your friends during Minnesota’s warm months? Consider creating an outdoor living space. Not only will you have an extra place to chill-out, but you’ll avoid major renovations and costs that come with adding an extra room to your house. Check out these steps to create the outdoor living space of your dreams.
The first step to creating an outdoor living space is figuring out what you will primarily use it for. You can do whatever you want with it! Outdoor living spaces are very versatile. A plain patio or backyard can become anything from an outdoor dining area, complete with a table, grill, and outdoor sinks, to a living room with an outdoor TV and couches to watch Monday night football. You can even create a place to gather around a cozy bonfire and roast s’mores on cool fall nights.
As a bonus, if you’re looking to put your home on the market soon, an outdoor space is a perfect way to upgrade and show potential buyers how versatile and comfortable your home can be.
No matter the size of your patio, you can use it to build an outdoor space that you will enjoy. It’s important to measure the area you want to use so you know exactly what you have to work with. If you have a smaller patio area a couple chairs and a table with some speakers could suffice for entertaining or eating meals outdoors.
Don’t be intimidated if you have a larger area to work with. You don’t have to re-do the entire space. You can choose a smaller part of your backyard or deck to add furniture, lights, audio, and more.
Thinking about what amenities you can build your outdoor room around will help you choose the right pieces for it. If you have a pool or another special feature in your yard, highlight it! Place a patio set and rug near the pool so you can enjoy meals with the family. Add a mosquito net over your bonfire pit or patio furniture. Create a nook by hanging a television on an exterior wall, installing some outdoor lighting, adding rock speakers or extending your Wi-Fi area.
If you’re looking to create an outdoor living space and add a TV or other cool features, contact Stafford Home Service today!