Due to the warm spring and summer weather that should be arriving soon, we will tend to spend more time in our outdoor spaces than we do inside which means it’s time to start thinking ahead. With a few key changes, you can make your backyard or outdoor area a true extension of the inside of your home and create a space you will love to spend time in. Whether you decide to go with a few small changes or a big change that really impacts your yard, anything will be an improvement for the upcoming season. Keep reading to find out 3 ways to upgrade your backyard this year:
- Furnish The Space: The number one thing that will keep you coming back to enjoy your backyard area is making sure you create a comfortable environment. The first thing to do is consider furnishing the space no matter the size. You can do something as simple as adding a table and a few chairs to your deck or placing conversation patio seating that everyone can enjoy and relax in. Make sure that you take the time to plan out and measure the space you have to work with as it can be common for certain outdoor seating to be larger than it seems, which can overcrowd a space. With a little careful planning, you can create a backyard oasis that you won’t want to leave.
- Consider Backyard Heating: The options for keeping your backyard or outdoor space warm are endless. You can start small with a patio sized heater that can be moved from place to place or you could go big and really make an impact on your backyard with Valor Fireplaces outdoor series. You can now convert a Valor zero clearance gas fireplace to an outdoor unit that will provide heat and comfort for anyone in the home or for any guests who may visit. This addition to your backyard will take the chill off of any night and make sure to provide a visual upgrade to the outdoor space as well as never ending comfort that will keep you outside for longer. For more information, please visit here.
- Light It Up: Now that you have covered the comfort and warmth portion of your backyard, it’s important to consider lighting! Lighting can add ambiance to any outdoor area and can add a level of safety when it comes to spending time outside after dark. First, consider lighting on any pathways, stairs or entrance areas so your guests and family can avoid any dangers while walking at night. Also, it’s important to consider comfort lighting that will not only add to the backyard but also allows you to enjoy the outdoors longer. This can be anything from hanging string lights, solar lights, built-in accent lighting or even candles!