Upgrade Your Outdoor Space for Summer!

With the days growing longer and the weather getting hotter, it’s undeniable that summer is right around the corner. You may be ready for the change in season, but is your backyard? Get the most out of your space by making fresh additions and upgrades.

Bring in some new lighting. Hang up string lights, add lanterns or put out candles to create an elegant ambiance. With new lighting, your house will be the place to be, long after the sun has gone down.

Add a new place to lounge. If you’re looking for a fresh new place to relax at home, consider adding a porch swing or hammock to your backyard. It will be the ideal spot to enjoy a fruity drink and read a good book.

Create a new gathering place. Fireplaces and fire pits are popular additions to backyards of all shapes and sizes and can be found at most home improvement stores. Once it’s set up, invite your family and friends over to enjoy s’mores or even a glass of wine.

Experiment with color. Take a trip to your local home goods store to find fresh new accents to add to your existing outdoor space. Look for pillows, planters, table cloths, or place settings in bright, colorful patterns, or a cool, breezy nautical vibe.

Make it shady. Hanging a new awning, adding a canopy or a standing umbrella will allow you to enjoy your backyard into the evening, without getting the setting sun in your eyes.

Bring in some new life. Succulent plants and cacti thrive in the sunshine and require minimal maintenance, but will make a big impact in your space. Or add flowers that bloom during the summer season; dahlias, hibiscus, and marigolds are sure to be your best bets.

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