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Four Ways to Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space

As the summer season approaches, you will undoubtedly find yourself yearning to spend more time outdoors. After all, what’s the point of living at Smith Mountain Lake if you can’t enjoy the gorgeous scenery?

If you’re planning on putting your home on the market, expanding or upgrading your outdoor living space also helps get your property noticed. Below are some easy ideas on how to make the most out of your backyard.

Walkways
You may already have a walkway from your front door, but adding a custom walkway to your backyard limits the amount of traffic through your lawn while giving you and your guests a clear path to other areas of your yard, like a pool, patio, or firepit.

Outdoor Kitchen
If you love to entertain, then consider adding an outdoor kitchen to your backyard upgrades. An outdoor kitchen typically includes a built-in grill, mini fridge, sink, counterspace, and anything you may need to prepare food outdoors. It’s a great way for you to keep foot traffic out of your home during barbecues and gatherings.

Outdoor Seating
When you go outside to relax, you should have a comfortable place to sit, and adding outdoor seating is a quick and easy way to instantly expand your outdoor living space. Choose shady spots that offer respite during the hottest parts of the day, or invest in a covered patio that shields you and your guests from the elements.

Outdoor Lighting
Adding string lights, walkway lights, and lanterns instantly evokes feelings of fun and whimsy. Drape multiple strands of outdoor string lights around your covered patio or affix them between two posts on either side of your picnic table.

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Source: 9 Ways to Beautify Your Backyard, RISMedia.com