Outdoor space: Guide to creating gorgeous outdoors areas

by Scott Swonger 01/22/2023

Backyards, large or small, can provide relaxation and escape. Outdoor spaces can be a continuation of the warmth and coziness found inside the home. Here are a few great ideas to incorporate into your outdoor living space:

Make your own private oasis

Use your yard to escape from the outdoor mundane. First, set up a fence of latticework for privacy, so you can relax in comfort and without the stress of wondering who may be peeking into your yard.

Latticework can be made from wood, plastic, metal or bamboo. Many types of latticework are affordable and, when trailing vines are planted along them, will create a serene otherworldly vibe.

Trees, bushes and other foliage can also be used to provide privacy for your yard. A combination of trail vines along latticework, trees and colorful flowers will make your lush oasis bloom. 

Create a second living room

Adding a gazebo or large outdoor shelter can feel like an extension of your home. This “outdoor living room” can also be fitted with equipment to keep you cool or warm, depending on the season. 

Add lounge chairs with outdoor cushions to make the space comfy. Add a fire pit outside the shelter for ambiance or act as a source of entertainment and a great place to make s'mores. 

Four-season spaces

You can create an outdoor room by converting your patio into a four-season space. Large windows will keep the outdoorsy feel while still allowing you to enjoy the comforts of indoors. This extra room will extend the house space enough to install a portable electric heater in winter months if need be. 

Your yard is a great place to get fresh air and relax after a long day. With the proper landscaping and decorating, you can transform your outdoor space into a beautiful oasis.

About the Author
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Scott Swonger

I pride myself on educating home buyers when it comes to their single largest purchase. I love to research properties, especially condominiums. It troubles me when I hear stories of families buying into a condominium complex that has not been managed properly or does not have proper reserves. I feel an essential part of my job as a full-service realtor is to guide buyers to the best possible home we can work to find together.

I am married to the love of my life Marty, and I am the father of three grown children and 6 grandchildren and now 2 great grandsons. They all love their “Poppa Scott”

Please feel free to reach out to me with any real estate questions or needs.

I have a philosophy I have lived by for years.

“Successful people allow others to help them.”

I look forward to working with you! 

Scott