Freshome is a very popular architecture and design blog. In a recent article, the author has some suggestions to think about before the season hits.
Take inventory of your garden furniture
This is a great idea, as sometimes you may overlook items you already have or think about something in a totally new way. Think about anything that needs to be repaired, as now will be cheaper and faster.
Build a fire pit or other structure
If you are considering this, and you are considering a contractor (like us!) to do so, better to contact them sooner than later. Early spring is a crazy busy time for contractors. Conclude the deal and the start date now, rather than later.
Create more shade
With the ever-increasing damage from overexposure to sun, there are more options than a simple umbrella. Shade sails are very popular now and can be installed for a very custom fit in your outdoor spaces.
You enjoy your outdoors after work and at night. Light it up! We love installing lighting, but your can do a lot yourself if that’s your preference. String lights are popular. LED lighting has literally transformed the whole experience – cheaper to run, cool to the touch, different colour spectrums (warm to cool).
Hang outdoor curtains
Love this idea! Practical, inexpensive, flexible, and easy to take down.
Create some zen
Ohmmmmmmmm… LOL. You need to unwind at the end of the day. A water feature is very relaxing, wind chimes sound soft and beautiful. (However, if you feed birds, chimes may scare them off.) If privacy is paramount and a fence isn’t in the budget, try privacy walls of natural plant material.
We’re happy to help and provide a free estimate on your requirements. You can read the full article from Freshome, here.