With warm weather for most of the year here in Florida, we Floridians tend to spend a lot of our time outside. Whether entertaining or relaxing our outdoor living spaces are extensions of our homes. Transform an ordinary outdoor space into an open-air living area that adds value and comfort to your home year-round.
Put Up a Pergola
A pergola can be a beautiful garden feature. You can use this as a shaded walkway or passageway. Create an extension of a building or existing patio. Try planting some vines such as jasmine to add some fragrant greenery. Pergolas can be made of wood, fiberglass, vinyl, or aluminum.
Add a Hanging Swing
Adding a hanging swing, a couple of throw pillows and a table to an open patio is an inexpensive way to create a cozy welcoming space.
Create a Patio Using Flagstone
Place 15-20 medium sized pieces of flagstone in a free style pattern in an unused area of your back yard. Fill the areas between the stones with grass, sand or plant some fragrant herbs. Add a bistro table and some potted plants for an intimate outdoor living space.
Build a Deck
Building a deck off the back of your home adds value and yard appeal by expanding your homes living space. Decks also offer a quick and easy way to connect with nature and make a great place to entertain guests.
There are two main categories of deck material choices, natural wood or manmade composites. Each of these have pros and cons, so it would be a good idea to check with a professional before making a final decision.
Put Up a Lattice Privacy Wall
A wall made from treated-wood or plastic lattice can lend privacy in an open area. Hang plants, pictures or other pieces of art to add a touch of color. A rocking chair and small side table add the perfect touch.
Hang several lanterns on the limbs of a large tree, add a table for two and you’ve got a romantic space to enjoy a sunset meal.With warm weather for most of the year here in Florida, we Floridians tend to spend a lot of our time outside. Whether entertaining or relaxing our outdoor living spaces are extensions of our homes. Transform an ordinary outdoor space into an open-air living area that adds value and comfort to your home year-round.
Author:Tami Pocevic Phone: 941-408-0600 Dated: July 24th 2015 Views: 243 About Tami: Tami has been a licensed real estate agent for over 12 years. She currently resides in Venice and e...
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