If you are like me, I look forward to summer vacation all year long. Can’t wait to take a break from the everyday routine and enjoy a little R and R.
Now, more than ever, we need to decompress. It is actually essential for our health and well being. However, getting out of town isn’t always an option. There are many reasons you may find yourself staying home this summer. If that is the case, you will want to make your staycation as pleasant and relaxing as possible. Let’s review ways to make your homes outdoor space feel like a place to vacation at home this summer.
If you have a favorite outdoor space you can add to, let’s look at a few ways to improve your deck, patio, balcony, or garden area at home to give yourself a perfect summer getaway.
- Update Your Flooring
Interlocking deck tiles are a do-it-yourself (DIY) project that’s a cinch to install.
- Create An Outdoor Kitchen
Your sanctuary’s outdoor kitchen could include an ample work area, BBQ, sink, bar fridge, and eating bar with stools.
- Set Up a Fire Pit
Backyard fire pits are a great addition to any outdoor living space. They will keep you warm in cool weather and add ambiance to any social gathering.
- Add a Water Feature
Ready to add a little zen into your life? If you have a terrace, garden, or patio, strategically adding a water feature will likely attract birds, wildlife, and hummingbirds. Flowing water is not only attractive to look at, but the sound is very relaxing too. This is one of the top 5 trends of the year.
- Add an Outdoor Rug
An outdoor rug is another way to update your floor quickly and affordably. A rug could be used on top of deck tiles or on its own. It delivers a sense of warmth and comfort to your space, making it feel more like an extension of your home. Plus, an outdoor patio rug can bring a bright splash of colour, livening up your patio.
- How to Garden Vertically
In most cases, condo balconies have predefined square footage that can’t be expanded. This means floor space is a premium. A wall planter is a creative way to add personality without taking encroaching on your patio’s footprint.
Wall planters also create beautiful visual divides, allowing you to add a layer of privacy that feels more like a secret garden and less like a cage.
- Treat Yourself to a Comfy Chair
Most importantly, you’ll need a comfortable place to sit on your balcony or patio when the work is done. While you most likely don’t have space for a large outdoor sectional, take a look at what space you do have and see what will work best. You may be able to fit a chair or love seat with deep-seated cushions. These will let you have a comfy destination for lounging with a book or taking a nap.
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