Three tips to enjoy the outdoors at home

 

Enjoying the outdoors is at the top of many people’s list of priorities. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the time to head off for a day at the beach, bushwalking or camping out. However, enjoying the outdoors from the comfort of your own home can easily be achieved by taking a few simple steps to ensure you have a practical and pleasant outdoor living space.

Below are three tips to help you create an ideal outdoor living area at home.

1. Use the right furniture.

Every home is unique. This means it’s a good idea to use outdoor furniture that fits in with the décor of the rest of your home. If this can be done, a feeling of continuity between inside and outside living areas can be created. It’s also important to choose furniture that is appropriate for the setting. Heavy furniture can be well-suited to balconies, as this may reduce the chance of wind affecting the furniture. Dining tables and sun lounges, on the other hand, are great for those larger areas, while lighter style furniture can work well in an area that is guarded from wind and storms.

2. Protection yourself from the elements.

It’s possible that too much sun, wind or rain is what is keeping you from spending more time outside. However, it is possible to escape these elements while still enjoying time spent outside. There are a great number of options ranging from simple deck umbrellas, to permanently constructed sails which protect you from the sun. If you want to really invest, you can even look at remodelling your backyard or landscaping to make best use of the space you have. If you do choose to remodel, you may wish to keep in mind the different ways you can style the area to protect yourself from the weather.

3. Maintain your furniture.

Well maintained, clean furniture can really enhance your outdoor living area. Re-oiling timber every three to six months will mean that mould and dirt will be kept at bay, and will also aid in protection from the sun’s UV radiation. Metal furniture should be washed every six months with soapy water, while powder-coated metal furniture should be kept away from grass and dirt in order to avoid corrosion.

Posted by Reality Bytes - Real Estate Training Blog on 18/02/2015 at 12:00 AM | Categories:

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