Jul 31, 2019

How To Maximize Your Home’s Outdoor Living Space

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The end of summer is quickly approaching and we’re looking forward to long stretches of the perfect mild weather that the autumn season brings. The average temperature in Charleston is 76 degrees Fahrenheit, ideal for outdoor recreational activities and relaxing on piazzas and patios. To help you take full advantage of Charleston’s amazing weather, explore our guide to maximize your outdoor space no matter what type of home you have.

Waterfront Homes. If your home is on a marsh, river, or lake, your outdoor living space should be centered around the water views. Screened porches, decks or patios facing the water are ideal for year-round relaxing and entertaining. If the view of the water is obstructed by landscaping or brush, consider trimming it back to maximize serene water views.

Charleston Single Homes. Though Charleston Single-style homes don’t always offer spacious yards, they make up for it with charming stacked piazzas that provide private spaces to relax and unwind. Create an inviting atmosphere with comfortable outdoor furniture, hanging baskets with bright flowers, and even artwork.

Homes with a Pool. Perfect for entertaining and relaxing alike, pool areas are highly functional. A combination of lounge seating and an outdoor dining set will ensure your space is prepared for every occasion. Consider creating a storage area where you can store pool toys, fresh towels, and sunscreen so these items are easy to find when it’s time to play.

Beachfront Homes. Life on the beach invokes the ultimate feeling of leisure. Many beachfront homes feature a screened porch made for lounging after a day of enjoying the sun and surf. When outfitting your screened porch, consider incorporating materials like rattan, wood, and seagrass to reflect the beautiful natural setting – and a few bright pops of color for a care-free, coastal vibe.

Condominiums and Townhomes. If you live in a condo or townhome, get the most out of your outdoor patio or deck by considering what would be most functional for you. For example, would you like to utilize your outdoor space mostly for relaxing, entertaining, or gardening? Answering this question will enable you to determine how to create the perfect outdoor space whether that means setting out a patio furniture set or planting container gardens.

By following these tips, you’ll be on your way to creating the perfect outdoor space to enjoy nearly all year round.

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