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How To Create The Perfect Outdoor Living Space This Summer


Summer is here and for most of us that means we'll be enjoying more time outdoors in our yards, on our patios, or on our decks. No matter where you live, you can enjoy a beautiful outdoor space all year round with a few well-placed plants, ambient lighting, comfortable furniture, and miscellaneous outdoor items. Creating the perfect outdoor living area not only gives you a place to retire to after an exhausting day, it also expands your overall living space, even if only for a few months of the year.

From plants to heating elements to lighting to furniture, you want to be sure every detail is considered. This is a place you'll be spending time in as well as entertaining in. So, you'll want it to reflect your personal style as well as be inviting and comfortable for you and your guests. The smallest details from pillows to plants shouldn't be overlooked.

Here are several ideas on how to spice up your yard into a place you will love spending time.

Start From The Ground Up
If your outdoor space is your yard, you'll have to work with the grass. Be sure it's cut and manicured so that your guests aren't traipsing through knee-high grass. If your space is on a patio or deck, consider an outdoor throw rug to make the space more cozy and homey. Adding an indoor/outdoor rug will give you an instant space you'll enjoy spending time in. A rug that will withstand any type of weather, as well as clean up all types of dirt with ease is going to make your backyard area a place you want to spend time in.

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Add Heating Elements
Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces have been gaining in popularity in recent years. To extend the life of your outdoor space into the cooler months of the year, consider adding a heating element such as a fire pit, fireplace, or electric heater. Onorato Landscaping LLC, located in Bergen County, can help your fire pit or outdoor fireplace dreams come true. You may want a round fire pit made of pavers or you may prefer a rectangle crafted in stone. Or how about something a little more elaborate such as an outdoor fireplace to keep you warm anytime of the year. The experts at Onorato can build a fireplace that will be the envy of all your neighbors.


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It all starts by meeting with Marc Onorato. He has an uncanny ability to help people clarify their ideas, and develop a design that brings your ideas to life. And to the delight of his long list of customers, he does all of this on time and on budget. It all starts with your ideas and a meeting with Marc. Onorato Landscaping works with you to determine how best to incorporate a fire pit or fireplace into your existing backyard and patio area so that it complements and enhances the overall space rather than overpower it. Onorato Landscaping is the source for Bergen County firepits that are top notch as well as beautiful.

Increase Visual Appeal with Plants and Flowers
Greenery and colorful blooms add immediate appeal to any outdoor space. Onorato Landscaping can help you create the perfect outdoor space using plants and flowers in a creative way to add visual interest to your space. Good landscape design will also increase your home's curb appeal as well as increase your property value. Whether you want a colorful landscape or something a little more soothing and relaxing, Onorato will make your landscape dreams come to life.

Choose the Perfect Furniture
It used to be that outdoor furniture was made of metal or wicker. Both are nice to look at, but uncomfortable and hard to keep clean. Today, outdoor or patio furniture is made of high-quality resin or a combination of plastics which are easier to clean and much more comfortable. There are also a wide variety of pads and pillows that are waterproof and can be combined with different outdoor furniture. Adding pillows and cushions will help to make a cosy area to entertain guests, eat a snack or read a book.

Add Lighting
Adding lighting for warm summer evenings creates ambience and helps to set the tone for the space. Fire pits and fireplaces will give off light, but hanging lamps and strings of lights will help to keep your outdoor space aglow. You can also utilize the light from lanterns and candles if you want a more low-key or romantic style lighting.

Add Accent Pieces
To complete your outdoor living space, knick-knacks and things you enjoy looking at to make you happy. You'll want to spend most of your time in this outdoor space because fresh air and a change of scenery is good for the soul. Invest in a nice acrylic pitcher and glass set, as well as some outdoor plates and serving trays. Start with snacks and lunch in your new space and soon you will be enjoying more and more time in your lovely backyard garden.

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