Over the last several months, many of us have been faced with staying at home for what seems like countless days. One of the best remedies for breaking up the tedium and alleviating stress is to head outside and get some fresh air. If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space, no matter how big or small, make the most of it with these ideas for improving your outdoor space. The good news: any improvements done now will help later when you’re ready to sell your home.
Create a lounge area
Did you have to cancel that beach vacation? Bring the beach home with an outdoor space with a tropical feel. Consider what would make you most relaxed – lounge chairs, chaise lounges, hammocks or an outdoor sectional. Plop some pillows on top for added style and comfort, add a table or two, maybe a few candles, a Pina Colada, and voila – the perfect atmosphere to relax in!
Concoct an outdoor bar
It may be a little while before you’re comfortable heading to your favorite dive bar or cocktail lounge, so why not create your own? Get crafty by either repurposing an old table, using cinderblocks and boards, or buy a bar online. Gather some cocktail ingredients, the Bluetooth speaker, and a few glasses and head to your favorite bar right at home.
DIY outdoor movie theater
An outdoor movie theater doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need is a white sheet, projector, and your phone to play movies, TV shows, or whatever else floats your boat these days. If you don’t have access to a projector, it’s surprisingly easy to make one – find out how here.
Consider a fire pit
Buy a firebowl to create a warm, cozy glow or DIY one from supplies you can pick up at the hardware store. Even though the summer nights are warm, nothing beats gathering around a fire with some S’mores!
Make an outdoor dining destination
We’re all getting tired of eating at home night after night. Mix it up a little by creating an outdoor dining space in the backyard or on the patio. Lay down an outdoor rug, string up some lights, add a weather-resistant dining table and chairs, and transform your evening meals.
As the days at home stretch on, it’s time to get creative both indoors and out to create a space that you want to spend a lot of time in. For more ideas on outdoor inspiration and activities to enjoy while home, visit here.