Let There be Light!

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Make it a priority to include lighting in your outdoor room when planning your deck, patio, porch, or pool area. In addition to being able to see in the dark, you will want to illuminate and highlight your new outdoor living room. Extending the hours in which your outdoor room can be used increases your enjoyment and provides additional value to your home.

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Consider adding lighting that is hard-wired, such as wall fixtures, ceiling-attached chandeliers, and ground lighting. In addition, make sure you plan for portable lighting such as table and floor lamps, . . . → Read More: Let There be Light!

Oh Say Can You See….?

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Something every outdoor room MUST have is a light source (just like an indoor room—no surprise there). Of course, there are outdoor electric lamps that can help light up your life outside and these are high on my list of necessities. But, what really makes the outdoor room special is candlelight—and lots of it! Candlelight is an absolute OUTDOORLICIOUS! must-have accessory to make your outdoor living area shine, shimmer, and twinkle long into the evening.

Candleholders are available in all shapes and sizes so that you can put them on every surface: table top, . . . → Read More: Oh Say Can You See….?

Outdoor Firepit Keepin’ it Warm and Toasty

Warm, sunny days and cool evenings are perfect for outdoor living. Pool weather may have ended for this year, but there is still lots of time to enjoy life outside. This time of year a heat source is a great addition to your outdoor room, both for warmth and ambience. Whether incorporating a permanent fireplace of stone, brick or other masonry construction, or a portable firepit, you can extend the use of your patio or porch and get the most out of your investment.

Everyone loves sitting around a fire and the added ability to cook on it . . . → Read More: Outdoor Firepit Keepin’ it Warm and Toasty