Spending More Time Outside Your Home These Days?

By Blogger on July 11, 2013

nice deck looks for your homeSummer weather is heating up, giving even more reasons for you to make the most of the outdoor space surrounding your home! With your backyard furniture and seating getting increased use, you may be considering upgrading the look and style of your backyard. As for those that like the outdoors, the Premium Log House website has plenty of log cabins in interesting locations available to you.

A log cabin can be a great investment, but as is the case with any income property you buy, make sure you really know what you’re signing up for. That way, you’re less likely to regret your decision later. Consider that perhaps it will need repairs, maintenance, and some serious upgrades like an ac replacement. As long as you’re ready and willing to invest the time and money you should be ok.

Whether you choose to upgrade your trees, shrubs or plants to bring more shade or prefer the use of shade covering or water misters, remember to think cool. However, if there are dying or rotten trees in  your yard, you may first need to have them removed with the help of a professional tree service that offers tree stump grinding services. Water elements, from fountains and portable pools and spas may also be something to consider, as well, as you plan your decor.

When thinking about seating, it’s important to remember that while wicker, metal, and rattan can be beautiful additions, they may also deteriorate quickly when used as outdoor seating, in the wrong conditions. Plastic chairs may be more durable and resist moisture, chlorine, insects, and salt water, but they have to match the look you want to achieve in your home.

Daybeds, hammocks, and wooden furniture are all beautiful looks, as well, and can be custom built or finished as you desire. In fact, built-in seating is also a fabulous way of defining space in the outdoors of your home.  Custom-built seating is more pricey, but can last a very long time. Consult online sources such as Houzz.com, Pinterest or online magazines to get even more ideas!