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These Elements Are Vital In Designing Your Outdoor Living Area

Summer is slowly coming to an end, signaling the end of another season of outdoor living. However, an outdoor lifestyle doesn’t have to end with the summer. If you have a suitable outdoor living space on your property, you can enjoy time out there well into the fall and, sometimes, into the winter. Having an outdoor space, you can design it into the perfect outdoor living area for any season. Although it is easier if you already have a sunroom or a screened porch, those aren’t required to create a great, inviting, and comfortable space. Read on for some great tips!


Outdoor living space is a nice touch to any style of home

Tables And Chairs

A good element of any outdoor living space is the actual furniture where people will sit and do all of those outdoor living activities. There must be plenty of furniture to accommodate the many people you might invite (or the very few, if you’re making a cozy, private nook). The area where you are making your outdoor living space, be it a deck, a patio, or a porch, needs to be roomy enough to accommodate the numbers you envision hosting.

After that, you must have enough chairs, benches, lounges, or whatever. You also need surfaces for placing cups or plates if you intend for people to eat and drink out there. For the most part, food is an essential aspect of outdoor living. Make sure there is space for it.

Light And Warmth

Next, let’s think about the seasons. During the height of the summer, sunset is very late, so you may not have had to think about how to add light to your outdoor living areas. Into the fall and winter, light and warmth both become important. Adding both functional and decorative lighting to a space means that you can create the ambiance you want but also have enough light in an emergency, so consider adding a flood light, even if you don’t plan to turn it on all that often.

Solar posts that line paths are a great way to add light in spaces that don’t have electricity quickly, and path lights are a significant safety plus. When it comes to warmth, you could invest in propane deck heaters, which are great, but nothing beats a fire pit. Plus, your fire pit will be great even in the summer – who doesn’t love s’mores all year?

Choose Comfort

When adding the finishing touches to your space, make it comfy. Add indoor-outdoor cushions and pillows so that all-weather furniture is a little more comfortable to relax on. When the evenings get chilly, throw blankets close by indoors so that people can snuggle up and stay warm as you relax in the crisp air.

Trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio

When you embark on your next project for your property, trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio to help. We service Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Lewes, Salisbury, and the Delmarva area. You can request a quote today! If you have questions concerns, call us at 302-436-9520 or send us an email at For updates and ideas, follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Youtube.

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