6 Steps to Designing and Building Enviable Outdoor Living Spaces

If you have unused or extra space on your property, one of the best ways to make use of it is to build an outdoor living area. In fact, given the value they add to homes, outdoor living spaces are growing in popularity. They have a lot to offer but if you’re interested in having one built, you have to make sure that you properly plan for the project.

How?
Just follow these six steps:

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Get the Best Type of Outdoor Blinds and Awnings Installed

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Outdoor blinds and awnings are one of the best products, when it comes to buying blind for homes as well as offices. To reap the benefits, it should be installed properly. Therefore, professional help is required for the outdoor blinds and awnings installation. If you are also planning to get outdoor blinds and awnings in your property, then you must get in touch with an experienced installer to get the work done efficiently. However, once you have installed such blinds in your property, you may need to update them from time to time to create a cohesive look to it. This ensures that the individual living in the house feel comfortable at all times.
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3 Essential Spring Gardening Tips to Revive Your Outdoor Space

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In the midst of winter, a good way to look forward to the spring is to think about ways you can improve your home once the warmer weather returns. Making home repairs after winter is usually the first step in getting over the winter blues. And after making all of the needed repairs, the second step is looking to embrace the great outdoors once again.
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6 Ideas For An Amazing Outdoor Wedding

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Having an indoor wedding is much easier as compared to an outdoor wedding because you have the temperature under control, it’s neither too hot nor too cold. If you haven’t sent out your invitations give it another thought. In an outdoor wedding, you have to deal with a lot of things that are out of your control like temperature, lighting, insects among others. However, braving those obstacles can give you the perfect day. Here are a few tips to help you plan an amazing outdoor wedding.

Comfortable seating

If you want your wedding to be a success, you should consider the guests level of comfort. While you get ready, most of them will be at the venue before you, and they will have to sit for a long time too. In which case their seating should be comfortable if you’re going for some classy outdoor chairs remember to provide them with pillows or some cushions.
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Let It Glow, Let It Glow, Let It Glow: Holiday Outdoor Decorating Tips

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The holiday season is here and all of a sudden, everything feels better. Some can’t wait to have some time off from work, others like the snow. For most, it’s about family and values we all keep close to our hearts: love, friendship and kindness.

This is one of the main reasons people enjoy decorating their homes and sharing that festive euphoria with the world. The real challenge, though, is turning your outdoors into the merry scenery ready to welcome guests in your home and carol singers at your doorstep.
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Budget Friendly Decorating Ideas for Your Outdoor Spaces

Guest post contributed by John Stuart

Beautifying your backyard doesn’t necessarily have to cost an arm and a leg. If you’re crafty and you don’t mind rolling up your sleeves for a DIY, you’ll love these hand-picked, affordable ideas for decorating outdoor spaces. You can let your creativity run free and improvise your own methods to make your garden more welcoming and chic.

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1. Hang Drapes around the Porch

This is a super-affordable way to make your porch look more chic. You don’t even need a sewing machine since you can buy the drapes in the needed measurements from the store. If you’ve been thinking about adding screens to your porch, this is a cheaper alternative that won’t overwhelm your budget. All you need is drapes in a material of your choice and a way to hang them. Curtain rods are convenient, cheap and easy to install. According to the décor and your taste, you can choose transparent drapes for a shabby-chic look, linen drapes for a romantic look, or bright, colorful drapes for a modern touch.
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How to Create a Safe Outdoor Space for Your Child to Play In

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Playing outside is a favorite activity for many children, and it is a healthy way for them to spend their free time. After all, when they are running around and playing actively outdoors, they are getting plenty of exercise, and they are exposed to fresh air and sunshine. However, children can easily get injured or harmed in other ways when playing outdoors if they are not in a safe, secure place. These tips will help you to create an ideal outdoor space for your children.
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Top Tips for Planning Your Perfect Outdoor Wedding

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If you are lucky enough to be planning a wedding during one of the fair-weather months, you have the wonderful opportunity to hold your ceremony and reception outside. Just think about it, instead of some stuffy, overly formal venue, you and your guests could enjoy the beauty of nature, the warmth and cheerful brightness of the sun, and sweet bird song. While it does take some planning and preparation, the task of planning an outdoor wedding is not overly complicated. Here are some things to take care of, for a perfect outdoor wedding.
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Great Ways to Protect Your Outdoor Furniture from Elements

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Sunny days and warm weather are finally here, and it’s about time you enjoyed that new outdoor furniture you bought. The only thing you’re not sure about is how to take care of it so it lasts longer. Specifically, what to do to prevent the elements from ruining that custom-made woodwork, or those expensive cushions. Don’t worry – some of this advice might help keep that nirvana corner in your garden for the longest time. 
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