As homeowners, one of our greatest quests is to unlock our properties and get the most out of them, and this includes outdoor living spaces.
Not everyone has the luxury of owning large patios, balconies, verandahs and the likes. Those of us with more modest outdoor spaces have to make do with what we have.
It’s with that in mind that we compiled this quick list of seven of the best ideas for you to make the most of your small outdoor spaces, allowing you and your guests to make memories that’ll last a lifetime.
1. Be Realistic
When creating or recreating your small outdoor living space, it’s essential for you to be realistic and understand what you can and can’t do.
You’ll probably not be able to fit a full-sized outdoor kitchen into this outdoor space, so before you go any further, take out a notepad and write down realistic goals and additions to your outdoor living space.
It’s better to start this way.
2. Cozy Feeling
It doesn’t take much work to make a modest outdoor space feel cozy; your only worry would be creating an intimate space that’ll have enough room for entertaining close friends and family members.
What you’ll need is the right blend of outdoor furniture, a sound system for entertainment, television (optional), a couple of chairs and a couch arranged in a half-circle, and you’re good to go.
The key is to make your space feel and look welcoming.
3. Outdoor Furniture
When planning furniture for your outdoor living space, the key is to be strategic in the type of furniture you choose, the way they’re arranged, and the way they interact with the rest of your yard or even your home.
For a small space, use fewer chairs and arrange them around the perimeter affording your guests more standing room, making navigation easier.
The most rewarding way for you to transform your outdoor entertainment space without spending a fortune would be to incorporate as much greenery as possible into your setup.
For small areas, take the more modest route by introducing a few pot plants with the ability to survive in our unique climate. If you have the room, use a few larger potted plants too.
Now that you’ve decided to invest this much money and time into improving the state of your outdoor entertainment area, you should consider investing more into securing your backyard, patio, or verandah — and your home in general.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on security; a reasonably straightforward CCTV system will do the trick. CCTV security has proven to be a highly effective deterrent against disorderly behaviour and crime.
6. Fenced Space
One mistake that we’ve seen homeowners make multiple times would be underutilizing fence space or completely overlooking the fenced area.
If your backyard fence isn’t too far from your outdoor entertainment area, then you should consider incorporating it into your overall entertainment space.
A good example would be using your fence as a canvass for your nursery garden.
7. Professional Help
Now that you’ve decided on what you want for your newly refurbished verandah or patio, it’s time to contract the services of a renovation specialist.
If you live in or around Newcastle, NSW, then you’re in luck; you can have custom kitchens, bathrooms and all sorts of home additions recreated in your home.
If you’re considering minor or major renovations in the Newcastle area, then we strongly advise you to work with professionals.
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