Len and Leslie Marma's Blog
It’s that time of the year when you are spending more time outdoors, enjoying the warm weather, friends and food. Make it complete by creating the perfect outdoor entertaining space. Perfect means something different to everyone and it certainly doesn’t need to mean going overboard with a $30k investment. With just a little elbow grease and a little money, you’ll be on your way. Check out the tips below for making it happen. Clean: A tidy area will always look better than an untidy one. Make sure to mow your lawn regularly and water it as well. Sweep or blow off the patio or deck. Stain or paint, if needed. Wipe down outdoor furniture and clean cushions as necessary. Tidy up your garden and plant beds for extra appeal. Having a clean space will make it much more appealing and comfortable to use. Personality: Adding personality into any space is the best way to bring it alive. Do you love bold, bright colors? Purchase seat cushions and accessories that reflect this. Would you rather a beach theme to your outdoor space? Add hints of blue, seashells, stripes and anchors to your space. Outdoor Lighting: Lighting is the perfect way to ‘light up’ your space. And there are so many different ways to add lighting to your outdoor space. Choose from string lights, hanging lights, and decorative lighting with objects like lanterns. String lights are a fun way to add unique ambiance to your space. Think of the feeling you get when your Christmas lights are twinkling outside your home. Bring that feeling to your entertainment space in the summer too. With just a few simple updates you can turn your outdoor space into a great entertainment space. Whether it’s just for you or for friends and family, your updates don’t need to break the bank. And most of all enjoy your space. For those living in New England, there are only a few months out of the year where you can truly enjoy sitting outdoors with friends and family. Take advantage of it!