5 Ways To Bring Indoor Comfort Outdoor

Dated: 03/15/2016

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Outdoor Living

From adding shade to providing impromptu seating for guests, here are 15 ways to create an outdoor living space that's equal parts creative, cozy and colorful.

1- Live Large in the Great Outdoors

Take advantage of warmer months by creating a cozy outdoor living room. Many of the same comforts we enjoy indoors can be moved outside β€” with a few weather-resistant tweaks to ensure your lovely outdoor living space stays maintenance- and care-free. 

2- Add the Element of Fire

Who doesn't love gathering around a roaring fire to toast a few s'mores or just kick back? Fire pits are a great addition to any outdoor room that'll keep your family or guests toasty warm in cooler months and can be used as an impromptu coffee table when not in use. Get our step-by-step instructions for crafting a custom game table top to give your fire pit year-round functionality. 

3- Plants for Privacy

Filling planters with hardy plants is an easy way to create a living screen between you and any nosy neighbors. Choose a variety of tall palms, grasses and evergreens that can thrive in different types of lighting environments. During the colder months, bring the potted plants indoors to add a bit of greenery while you wait out the winter. Learn how to construct your own upcycled pallet planter boxes

4- Plan for Parties β€” Even in the Smallest Spaces

Bar carts or full-scale built-in bars are a popular fixture of outdoor spaces β€” but what do you do if you're short on space? Enter, the space-saving folding bar. This clever serving solution folds neatly away when not in use; folded down, the bar top provides just enough work surface to mix a cocktail or serve up brunch. Construct your own with our step-by-step instructions

5- Opt for Saturated Shades

If you're intimidated by the thought of using bold color inside the house, it might be easier to begin experimenting with color in your outdoor rooms. For upholstery and pillows, move away from neutral tones and instead choose fabrics in saturated shades like tangerine, turquoise or sunny yellow. Pulled from nature, these kicky colors are right at home in the great outdoors. 

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Call us: 602-357-0641 or Text "outdoor" to 602-357-0641 for a free evaluation of your home.
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Reference: HGTV

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Tyler and Kent Monsen

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