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Create a Stylish Outdoor Space for Spring

With the arrival of warmer weather, more people are looking to spend time outdoors. If you’re purchasing one of our homes in Chesterfield VA, or just want to update your existing patio, we have some ideas for inviting spaces to enjoy all day long. So clean off your patio furniture and try some of these ideas for an outdoor space that will rival the comfort of your indoor family room.

Even though the days are getting longer, it’s a nice idea to add in strings of lights. You can wrap them around trees, drape them in branches, or string them across your seating area and you don’t need anything except an outlet and maybe an extension cord. Adding lights makes it easier to sit out and spend time with family and friends in the evening, especially as the temperatures start to rise.

While many people choose to add a patio to their home or purchase a home with an existing patio, consider creating an additional seating area in your yard with a special ground design. You can create your own sandy getaway, with a sand floor, covered by an outdoor rug, with attractive rattan furniture, all in sandy tones and a few pops of color for a beach resort vibe. Instead of sand, another option is a mix of paving stones and medium-size gravel. Make a pattern with square or angled paving stones, and fill in the space between the pavers with smaller stones. The combination becomes similar to a patterned rug, and creates a stylish setting for your seating. Add in a combination fire pit/table for roasting smores or staying warm in spring and fall.

If you enjoy grilling and eating outdoors, consider having a dedicated dining area outside for comfort and convenience. Dining outdoors on your regular outdoor furniture can be messy and difficult, so having an attractive outdoor dining table and chairs will make it easier to enjoy your meals. You’ll have room for plates, bowls and platters, and you can always make the most of thrift-store dining tables and chairs for a more bohemian mix-and-match look.

Finally, don’t forget to make the most of accessories. Throw pillows are easy, but look for outdoor rugs, wall hangings, outdoor lights, and even decorative accessories like bowls, vases, and candle holders. Create a color or style theme just as you would do inside your home and try to make your outdoor patio area an attractive extension of your home. The more comfortable and stylish it is, the more you’ll want to spend time outside. Consider curtains, awnings, and umbrellas, as well, if you don’t have a covered patio to offer more privacy, as well as shade during the day.

These are just a few ideas for how to make the most of the outdoor space in your homes in Chesterfield VA. Contact us today to learn more about our home designs and outdoor spaces. We build a variety of patios, both covered and open to fit your tastes and needs.

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