A new year means a fresh start to living life a little bit differently than the previous year. Do you have an outdoor space that you only use during the day or the summer instead of year round? If you have a backyard that isn’t living up to its fullest potential, it’s time to add some outdoor living upgrades to your New Year’s Resolutions.
1. Install a Pergola
Pergolas are going to be very popular in 2017! If your space allows it, installing a nicely constructed pergola not only adds design to your outdoor space, but also allows you to enjoy your view of the pool while lounging on a daybed. You can also swap out the umbrella and install a pergola over an outdoor dining table so that everyone gets equal shade during dinner.
2. Entertain Outside More Often
Do you have an outdoor kitchen that has been collecting dust since it was installed? Make a resolution to cook outside more often. Host football parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and other celebratory events with friends and family by firing up the grill and dining al fresco. Install an outdoor bar to keep the party going all night long.
3. Add Greener Heat
Skip energy consuming gas heaters and feel good about utilizing your outdoor patio year round with Infratech Infrared Heaters. The heated quartz element emits a safe, clean wavelength of light that transfers heat directly to a person, table, or floor and is not affected by wind. The heaters are also 90% energy efficient and produce zero greenhouse gases or odors.
4. Plant More
Give your outdoor space some personality by planting more greenery and flowers. If you have a busy schedule, choose low maintenance plants such as hydrangeas, cacti, succulents, coral bells, or work with a landscaper to build a garden of your dreams.
5. Light it Up
Enhance your deck or pergola with beautiful strings of lights that make every guest want to hang out longer outside. This will help give you plenty of reasons to enjoy your outdoor space more often in 2017.