When winter comes, and the temperatures start to take a dip, people want to stay indoors. It is easy to want to move the thermostat up and get warmer inside but raises the costs of an already
Making your Small Outdoor Space Bigger
Let’s face it; not everyone has a lot of outdoor living space in their homes. Whether you have a few feet on both sides of your home, a small backyard, or only a patio or balcony, the outdoor living may seem like just a dream for you. It doesn’t have to be that way. With just a little know-how and some small touches, you can create a bigger outdoor living space for you and your family. What are some ideas, you ask? Try some of these natural tips.
For those of you who own your homes, and have a little bit of a budget to work with, consider some built-in benches. These benches can give you some outdoor seating and mixed with a table can be an excellent way to bring people outdoors. Add in a small barbecue, and you could be entertaining the summer away.
Do you need someplace to put all your outdoor furnishings? How about creating some hidden storage like inside a bench, or under the stairs of a patio? It wouldn’t take a lot of work to add some space to an ottoman or side table, and it could fit in comfortably in your outdoor space.
Double use Furniture
To create more space, be more efficient with the furniture you have already. For instance, make an ottoman, coffee table, or end table that can double as a chair. You can use weatherproof pillows as some floor cushions as well.
Don’t have a lawn? That doesn’t mean you can’t bring a little of the outdoor feel by putting down some faux grass. Put a bit fake grass on your concrete slab or balcony. You can even cover a larger space and put up a plant and some chairs to create your urban oasis.
To add even more green to your outdoors, start a little garden. Even with limited space, you can add some potted plants. While this isn’t like a permanent garden, it gives you the flexibility to move things around and mix things up when you feel like it, or when some are getting less attention. It is even possible to grow some different kinds of plants that will bring fruits and vegetables.
What is wrong will bring a little bit of the indoors outside? Curtains can serve several purposes in your outdoor space. They can add a pop of color to a mostly green or a grey area. They can also be used to create shade and privacy for you and your guests. It isn’t too hard to develop drapes for your outdoor space, and they can add a lot.
Who wouldn’t love a cold fall night outside next to a fire? With a fire pit, you can create a campout atmosphere in your backyard. Grab some hot dogs, hamburgers, or marshmallows to add to the atmosphere.
Your space outside may be limited, but it doesn’t have to limit your options for making it an excellent place to be.
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