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With spring lurking in a few months this is a great time to start thinking and purchasing items for your outdoor living space. In Nevada because of our beautiful warm weather our outdoor areas are seen as an extension or another room to our home.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to outdoor spaces. It can be another eating area, lively gathering place, calm refuge or a place for our children to play all without leaving your backyard. Choose a theme that reminds you of a favorite setting or vacation destination. Then get started on creating a wonderful space that you will love to be in.
Personalize your outdoor living space with items such as: Statuary Yard art (fountains. unique walking stones, stakes, sculptures, wind chimes, weathervanes, flags and colorful windsocks. Use trellis and garden arbors or Stepping-stones to break up and to connect other areas of the space. Welcome birds by utilizing birdhouses and decorative feeders. Don't forget to use colorful plants in the ground, pots, railings, window boxes, and/or hanging baskets.
Hang outdoor fabric to create walls and help to define space. Paint a rug pattern onto your cement or deck, or cut out a square piece of your cement and plant a garden of flowers. Another way to give your drab cement a new look is to stain or paint it. It can also have an overlay of a thin layer of cement and then use a stamp to make it look like brick or pavers.
Invest in comfortable furniture including chair cushions, pillows, tablecloths, and umbrellas that establish the theme you have chosen. Mix in wood furniture to add interest. Then add non-breakable dishware that will make eating outdoors safe. Other items to consider are a swing or glider loveseat, hammock or even a gazebo to add additional seating and interest to the space.
Evening lighting will always add interest and drama so use candles throughout your seating space and string lights to accent an arbor, railing, umbrella, or put them in your trees for light and sparkle. There are solar lights that can be used as a floodlight to highlight trees or garden statuary or fountain. Also use solar lighting to line a walking path, pathways, around gardens, railings and window boxes. These are inexpensive and free to operate.
Fireplaces help to warm the space in many ways and are available in many different styles, from built-ins to small mobile types. These help to extend your comfort into the evening hours and add a lot of ambiance.
Start now and plan your space, then start to pick up items as you see them. That way when spring has sprung your pocketbook won't be crying the blues. Have fun and be creative to create a space you will love to be in!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.