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By Platinum Team October 30, 2014

Tips for Upgrading Your Outdoor Space

Nice temperatures call for spending lots of time outdoors.  But, if you have a drab yard that is either uninviting or just plain boring, you may not want to spend a lot of time outdoors.  Just because your outdoor space is not ideal it does not mean it needs to stay that way.  DIY is all the rage right now and with many easy to use products available today, you can easily upgrade your outdoor space and start enjoying spending time outdoors in your yard again.

Upgrading your outdoor space does not need to be a daunting and overwhelming task.  There are many fun ways to increase the how enjoyable your yard is as well as the luxury and value of your home.  The first way you can make your outdoor space more exciting is with patio pavers.  Pavers can be used to extend patios, create new patios or make pathways through your yard.  Patio pavers come in a variety of styles, sizes, patterns and colors and can be arranged in a wide range of patterns to fit any needs.

You can create a new seating area with your brand new patio and you will have a new place to hang out in the yard.  With pathways, you make walking through your yard easier and it adds a touch of class and luxury that your yard may have been lacking before.  While you are adding those patio pavers, you may think about adding a fire pit.  Everyone can enjoy the fire pit, whether relaxing by the warm fire or toasting marshmallows for s’mores. There are many ways you can create a fire pit for any style or design aesthetic and having a fire pit right in your own backyard will be a nice touch that you can enjoy but will also add value to your home.

Next, you can add new furniture to create a living room feel while enjoying a cool breeze.  Add a comfy couch, some throw pillows or some chairs to your patio for a comfortable seating area.  Create a dining space with a table and lighting for a special touch.  There is outdoor furniture to fit every need and style and nothing is more enjoyable than dining al fresco with some food fresh off the barbecue.
Also, nobody wants to spend time outside if they cannot see anything.  Do not sit outside in the dark, add some lighting.  While there are many electrical outdoor lighting options, there are many lighting options that are solar powered and very simple to install.  Not only are they eco-friendly but, after the initial investment, they will not cost you anything because they derive their power from the sun, not electricity.  Spruce up your view with some newly potted plants which is an easy way to add color and variety to your outdoor space.

With a beautiful and comfortable place to hang out and enjoy the weather, you may want to host some friends or family.  If you want to have a lot of gatherings with guests, one way to make entertaining easy is with an outdoor bar.  You can purchase a bar cart or with some basic supplies from the hardware store you can build a bar area very easily.  Rather than having to constantly run inside to get a drink, you can serve delicious drinks up to your guests without ever having to leave the party.

Pick and choose from these options or do them all, either way, you will add luxury and comfort which will upgrade your outdoor space and make spending time outside fun and enjoyable.