Tips and inspiration to spruce up your outdoor living area

Summer is almost here, and it’s time for outdoor living! Do you have a favourite outdoor living area, deck or spot in the sun in your garden? Or are you dreaming of creating your own? Today we take a look at some of the best and most affordable outdoor living ideas and trends to give you some inspiration for the summer of 2019.

Add some life

Nothing says “welcome home” quite like a beautiful outdoor living area with shrubs, trees, flowers, and other vegetation. For example, plant an espalier tree. It’s easier to create a green fence than you think. The technique involves planting a tree and finessing it to grow in a pattern. The result is a unique look that adds visual interest and texture to a blank wall on a shoestring budget. Or you can freshen up the family yard by weeding, mulching and planting flower beds and pots with colourful flowers.

Bring the indoors out

Blending interior and outdoor living spaces helps the exterior area feel like an extension of the home. Create a comfortable setting with personal style using snazzy new waterproof furniture, and area rugs made from recycled plastics. Add in some brightly coloured ceramic tables and accent pillows for a pop of colour, and outdoor light fixtures and lanterns to create an inviting ambiance during the evening.

Cozy sitting areas

Create natural traffic flow throughout the outdoor living area, while offering several places for people to sit at a table, around a fire pit, or in a cozy chair. Also, provide some shade by using umbrellas or outdoor curtains to minimize sunburn and maximize enjoyment of the outdoor living room. Coziness is critical if you want a first-class outdoor living area!

Lose the lawn

Don’t have a lawn, or live in an area with water shortages or, worse, where chafer beetles have decimated lawns? Take a page from hotels and restaurants and think hardscape with green accents. Combine pavers, stones, and decking to create a functional multi-use landscape. This is a perfect situation for those in hot climates as water shortages are threatening more and more areas around BC during the summer months.

Backyard shed

The old broken down, spider-infested shed is no longer just for extra storage. With some clever designing, you can create an excellent backyard hideaway. A backyard shed can house all sorts of activities, from a games room or home office, to a lounge, or a kids’ clubhouse with a garden view. Whether for work or play, escape or entertainment, a backyard shed can provide a useful and versatile outdoor living extension to your home. Check out this link for some amazing ideas and inspiration for your backyard shed.

It may only be April, but before you know it July will be at your doorstep. If you are looking for a Vancouver renovation company to help create an outdoor paradise for your home, reach out to us today!

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