6 Tips on designing your outdoor living space
Does your outdoor living space need some help? Here are 6 tips on designing an outdoor living space. Follow these simple steps to get a beautiful space to relax in.
1.Do any needed renovations
It’s hard to have a beautiful space when your deck is worn out or you’re afraid of splinters. A deck renovation can make the place seem like new, and prevent safety hazards such as tripping. If you’re in Maryland or NWDC, give Chevy Chase Exteriors a call at 301-655-1740 to get an estimate on any needed deck repairs or renovations.
2. Consider pressure washing
Pressure or power washing is a great way to get rid of stuck on grime and make your outdoor area more friendly. Who wants to spend time in a space with algae and stuck on grime? Again, if you’re in the Maryland or NWDC area, Chevy Chase Exteriors can help.
3. Define the space
A well defined space is a must. While decks and patios are a way of automatically designating a space, it may be worth considering defining a smaller space within a larger deck. One way to do this is with an area rug. Be sure however, that the rug is rated for outdoor use and to read reviews ensuring that it holds up in the rain.
4. Pick out furniture
If you’re going to spend time outside, you’ll need a place to sit. What kind of furniture you want depends on a variety of factors, including how you’ll use the space. Check out this blog post for more tips on things to consider when picking out furniture.
5. Plant some plants
Consider adding some greenery. If it’s for your deck, container gardening might be the answer; for a patio, you can plant around the edges. Plants will greatly improve the “outdoors” feel of your space, as well as the look. Just make sure to take into account your zone and amount of sun.
6. Add some shade
If you’re going to use your outdoor spot in the summer, you’ll probably want some shade. There are a variety of options for shade, including umbrellas, retractable awnings, pergolas, and lattices. Find the best fit for your space and budget.