What You Need to Create a Relaxing Space Outside

There are numerous benefits from spending time outdoors. Physical and mental health is known to improve after spending time outside.

Within your home, you can create spaces to spend more time outside. Make the outside of your home a relaxing space by adding shade, patio furniture, and a water feature.


Adding shaded areas around your home can impact the comfort you experience while outside.

For example, a shaded area is always cooler than one in direct sunlight. Designing areas of your landscaping that are cool and shaded can keep the temperature of your exterior and interior home down.

A shade focused strategy can reduce home cooling costs anywhere from 15 to 50 percent.

Trees, grass, and pools go a long way in creating an enjoyable environment outside and in. You can also create shade with over hangings, patio furniture, and feature placement for a more enjoyable outdoor experience.

Patio Furniture

There isn’t much use in a patio if you do not have the proper equipment to enjoy it properly. Invest in some patio furniture to complete your patio’s potential.

Patio furniture should be comfortable, versatile, and durable. The elements can have a harsh impact on your furniture, deteriorating them faster.

Invest in quality materials that will withstand the elements and stay comfortable for multiple seasons.

Marine vinyl can withstand water and UV damage in an outdoor environment. You can also use weatherproof solutions to protect the wood and cushions used for your furniture.

Water Feature

Adding a water feature to your backyard is a beautiful landscaping design that lets you create an oasis right in your backyard.

Most homeowners with a water feature see a 20% ROI and increased value for their lifestyle. Water features can act as a buffer from the outside world.

White noise produced by the water can mask street traffic, noisy neighbors, or even heavy equipment.

Many users find this noise to be soothing and it increases their cognitive performance. With increased value and peaceful sounds, a water feature could be the perfect thing for creating a relaxing space outside.

Your home should be a haven from the rest of the world. The outside land on your property should also provide a place where you can get away and rest.

When you create shade, add patio furniture, and water features, you add personality to your home and offer a place to get away.

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Maire Shield

Maire Shield worked for 15 years as an interior design consultant in Albuquerque and is now retired after selling her business. She now shares her experience and knowledge through blogging to help other people create a beautiful home for themselves.

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