How to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space (Fast!)

When the weather is nice, no one wants to be cooped up inside. That is why it is critical to find ways to make the most of your outdoor space. It doesn’t matter whether your yard is big or small — with a little imagination, you can turn it into the hang-out area of your dreams.

If you’re looking for a fast transformation, you are in the right place. In this post, we will break down some ways to quickly upgrade your outdoor space. Keep reading for everything you need to know!

Build a Central Patio

Constructing a patio sets an aesthetic tone, creates flow, and shows guests where to walk. A wooden or paved patio can designate a spot to put a table and chairs. 

Choose between stone, slate, brick, or any other material you find pleasing to look at. 

Pavers are great because they are resistant to damage. If a paver gets cracked, you only have to replace one tile. This ensures long-term functionality and aesthetics.

By contrast, wooden patios create a warm and inviting space in your backyard. Talk to our construction team about what it would take to build one in your outdoor space!

Install a Vertical Succulent Garden

A lot of people enjoy planting a garden in their outdoor space. But if you have a small yard, you may be wondering if you even have room for a few plants. This is why building a vertical garden is the perfect solution.

If you hang cloth pouches or wooden planters on your garden wall or fence, you can utilize your vertical space for gardening. We recommend planting a succulent garden, as these are easy to care for, look lovely, and thrive in hot climates.

By freeing up some horizontal space with your vertical garden, you will have room for more furniture or equipment in your outdoor living spaces.

Build a Pergola

A pergola is a free-standing awning that is used to support climbing plants and provide shade to those who pass beneath it. Pergolas look excellent when constructed over a walkway. They are also popular additions to patios since they can shade a seating area and make it more comfortable.

Consult with our construction team about the possibility of adding a pergola to your backyard. Once you choose a location, they can be quickly erected. And here is a list of warm-weather plants that would love to climb your new pergola. 

Install Lights

Outdoor lights are a fantastic way to upgrade your outdoor space instantly. Plus, solar-powered and LED lights have a very low impact on the environment and on your energy bills.

Try hanging string lights around your outdoor space. This will create a cozy and welcoming area that you and your family can enjoy well into the evening.

Or, light up your garden pathways with low to the ground stake lights. These are perfect for an evening stroll through the yard.

Lights are more than just pretty, easy additions to your outdoor space. They are also a convenient way to deter burglars.

By keeping your outdoor space bathed in soft light, you can create a delightful ambiance and an added sense of security. Call our team and we can walk you through our security lighting options.

Build a Backyard Studio

A lot of people can’t enjoy their outdoor spaces because they are too cluttered. Out-of-season furniture, lawn games, and gardening tools can cramp the function of your yard. That’s why it is a great idea to build a shed or backyard studio.

A shed offers safe storage for anything you might want to use in your yard. It can free up space in your outdoor area for more activities. Plus, a well-organized shed can also be used as an art studio or a workspace.

Building a backyard studio or shed on your own may seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, it is a simple task for a lot of our expert craftsmen. Click here to learn more about how our team can help you quickly install a shed in your backyard.

Maximize Your Space With the Right Furniture

If you have a small outdoor space, you may be wondering if you should put furniture in it at all. But if you choose the right furniture, you can create outdoor seating that actually maximizes your outdoor space.

Talk to one of our design experts about outdoor furniture for small spaces. They will help you come up with some ideas that suit your needs. You can try building a seating space into the side of your home or creating versatile furniture out of things you find around the house.

You can also use furniture to create a sense of softness and comfort in your outdoor space. Outdoor cushions are a great touch. If you don’t want to buy them, you can make your own out of old placemats!

Create Some Privacy

Your outdoor space could be perfect, but you will never use it if you feel eyes on you at all times. That is why privacy is so important.

There are a lot of stylish ways to create privacy. Climbing plants are a great way to create a green barrier between you and your neighbours. You can also hang a decorative sheet, which will double as sun protection.

If you have a fence but it is looking a little run-down, reach out to our maintenance team. We can fix it in no time.

Say Hello to the Outdoor Space of Your Dreams

Your outdoor space has a lot of potential. With a little bit of imagination, you can transform it into the garden or patio you have always wanted. And you can do it fast — most of these tips will only take you a weekend.

Our team at Florance Property Solutions is staffed with experts in all areas of home design and repair. We are happy to help you develop a vision for your outdoor space and bring it to life. Contact us today!