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Sweet summertime brings a pure happiness unlike any other season. Friends and family get together during this time of year to embrace longer days, later nights, and the great outdoors! Researchers and scientists alike will attest to the fact that being outside is actually beneficial to your mind, body, and soul. Imagine that! Spending quality time outside makes you healthier, happier, and more productive. From improving mental energy to relieving stress and from boosting creativity to promoting healing, being outdoors has endless advantages. Sure, we can all agree that the summer season offers an increase of open-air and a decrease of stress, but where are you and your family spending your time? If your answer is on your patio, then this is the article for you!

There is something special about hanging out with friends and family at your own home. Hosting a big party or even a small dinner get-together gives a homeowner a sense of pride in their residence. During the summer, your home’s outdoor space is probably being utilized quite a bit, and that’s a good thing! Remember, fresh air is great for your health! And let’s be honest, getting your family away from their digital device fascination may seem like a major accomplishment on its own. However, when it comes to summertime entertaining at your house, the real challenge lies in the ability to maximize your outdoor residential space to create a spacious and fun atmosphere for all.

This summer, we encourage you to make beautiful memories outside of your happy home! So, let’s take a look at a few tips on how to maximize your outdoor residential space:

Light It Up

Carefully planned outdoor lighting can do wonders to maximize your patio area and give it some extra flare when the sun goes down. No matter how small your backyard may be, whimsical or romantic lighting helps to build a beautiful atmosphere while setting an inviting mood. Something like a funky combination of candlelight and electrical lighting will illuminate your deck space. Try uplighting to highlight your architectural features and trees, sconces to make dining outside easier, or great pool lighting to brighten up the entire area.

Smart Furniture

Outdoor furniture that serves multiple purposes is perfect for maximizing your outdoor residential space. Consider buying items like outdoor benches that can serve as seating and storage. Stools are also great options for chairs that takes up little room. Don’t forget that outdoor furniture is undoubtedly going to go through some wear and tear. With rain, sunshine, and other weather elements threatening the shelf life of your patio furniture, it is important to purchase high-quality pieces that will be able to withstand these conditions. Be sure to purchase furniture with heavy-duty, durable materials.

Patio & Deck Awnings

Installing a canopy, pergola with retractable screens, or awning is the most effective solution to maximizing your outdoor residential space. The right deck awning, patio cover/retractable patio cover, or louver roof will keep the outdoor fun going on a sunny, rainy, windy, snowy, or buggy day. In an ideal situation a retractable deck awning would be installed in your backyard to not only expand the area tremendously, but also give your patio a beautiful new look and feel. Your guests will be shocked to see how much larger your outdoor space becomes with patio covers. Finally, a high-quality retractable patio and deck pergola cover enhances your ability to connect your outdoor and indoor space, creating the illusion of a massive summer hang out spot. All in all, protection from harsh weather and an impressive aesthetic makes this a no-brainer for those looking to increase their outdoor space.

Go Green

Nothing says relaxation quite like the outdoors paired with a lush, vibrant landscape. One of the most common mistakes people make when trying to maximize their outdoor residential space is putting too much wood or concrete. Consider planting an outdoor garden with beautiful flowers and plants, succulents, fruits and vegetables, or even tropical palm trees. Adding some greenery to your backyard will not only make the space feel bigger, it will add fresh life to the entire area. If you really don’t have a green thumb, think about using faux grass on your patio to brighten the mood.

Make It Your Own

Far too many homeowners get bogged down with trendy furniture, expensive landscaping, and fancy lighting. Do your kids love s’mores? Add a fire pit! Hate barbecues but love pizza? Build a pizza oven! The more personalized you make your outdoor space, the more likely you are to enjoy and use it all of the time. Take pride in your home and make sure you’re making the most of the precious outdoor space that you have. From overall décor to the smallest of design details, take the time to ensure that your residential space reflects you and your family’s personal preferences!

Are you ready to take your backyard to the next level? Is your home begging for an outdoor space makeover? Contact our experts in the USA or Canada toll free at 866-438-2964 or outside the USA or Canada at (305) 628-2424 or use the live help chat tool for more information on maximizing your outdoor residential space with a beautiful retractable patio and pergola cover or retractable patio and deck awning!

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Eric M. Scop

Eric M. Scop is considered a RETRACTABLE awning industry expert hired by architects, landscape architects, exterior/interior designers, contractors and builders worldwide on a consulting basis

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