Outdoor living spaces are some of the most enjoyable parts of the home. They provide a place to spend quality family time outdoors and entertain guests. However, there are always improvements you can make to your deck, patio, and porch. This article looks at 4 easy ways to upgrade outdoor living spaces.

Refinish the Deck

Decks made from almost any material require some maintenance. Wooden decks are the most common and require the most maintenance. If you neglect your deck, it will become unsafe over time. Splinters will form, boards will rot, and railings will become loose. Refinishing the deck by sanding and sealing isn’t the most exciting way to update outdoor living spaces, but it is necessary.

Add Exterior Lighting to Upgrade Outdoor Living Spaces

Exterior lighting adds ambiance and safety to porches, decks, and patios. Choose lighting that matches your home’s style. Install a fixture to the wall or ceiling of the porch. Install solar lights on the front of each step to the deck. Hang string lights over your patio.

Curb Appeal for the Front Porch

The front porch plays a big role in your home’s curb appeal. Look at your house from the road and evaluate your front porch. Does it look cluttered? Is the paint chipping on the railings? Take stock of any defects and update your outdoor living spaces with new porch furniture, a coat of paint, or a new front door.

Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Spaces with Plants

Outdoor living spaces and plants go hand in hand. Potted plants bring life to a porch or deck. Choose varieties that will thrive in the amount of sunlight these spaces get. Potted trees provide shade on a deck or patio and flowers add a burst of color.

This summer, make your outdoor living spaces more welcoming and comfortable. The above tips make fun and rewarding weekend projects.

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