Does your outdoor living space at home or at your summer home need an upgrade? If so, follow our outdoor living “pick-me-ups.”
Install a Drip Irrigation System
This is a set-it-and-forget-it watering system. Forget about the old hose or watering can – this system is all you need to water your garden and surrounding landscape. Plus, you can save time by automating your watering system.
A drip irrigation system is a low-pressure, low-volume watering system that delivers water to your landscape in a variety of ways including dripping, spraying, and in streams. By keeping your plant roots moist (but not soaked), you’ll use less water than other irrigation techniques. There’s also minimal evaporation and over spray.
Brighten Up Your Outdoor Space up with New Lighting
Give your outdoor living space a facelift with new lighting! If you still have old lighting, such as floodlights, then it’s time to turn your outdoor lighting up a notch. Flood lighting can cast light into your neighbor’s yard (this is called light pollution) and a little oomph in style will be just what you need for outdoor entertaining.
We love the soft, downward facing glow emitted from this light. Downward facing bulbs are hot right now. Plus, the lamp has a galvanized finish, which makes it look antiquey, yet informal.
Another lighting option that is more functional is our outdoor ceiling fans. They are built with light fixtures so you get the best of both worlds – modern lighting with the cool breeze you can’t wait to have during those hot summer months!
Make a Structural Statement
Nothing quite describes a “backyard upgrade” like adding an outdoor structure, like a Gazebo to your outdoor living space.
Fifthroom.com’s 8-foot Vinyl Octagon Gazebo turned this once basic backyard into an enchanting oasis. Without the Gazebo, this outdoor space would have just been two chairs (and a beautiful garden). While that is still a viable option, the Gazebo creates an outdoor destination. It’s a place where memories are made and laughs are shared.
Our Gazebo is shown above with a gray composite deck, 2 x 2 decorative spindle railings, wavy fascia, decorative posts, a cupola, a vinyl finished ceiling, and Old English pewter asphalt shingles.
Using our award-winning Design Wizard, you can create a free design of any structure. Design your own Gazebo, Pool House, Pavilion, Cabana, Ramada, Pergola, or Sunroom today!