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Functional Value in Outdoor Living Spaces

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As you may know, to create a cozy outdoor space for the whole family can be quite a problem, but moreover to create an outdoor that is both comfortable and functional is even harder. Here we present simple ideas on how to add a functionality value to the outdoor spaces.

Tips on Improving Outdoor Living Space

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Traffic Matters

One of the most essential things to think about when creating an outdoor living space is traffic. How many people do you have in the household and how many of them can be in the outdoors at the same time? As you may know, traffic matters, so if you don’t want to create a ‘traffic jam’, it is best to make traffic safe routes. The traffic patterns could be made from formal pavestones, shifts in materials, or even different plants, which make additional pathways and corners.

Seating Options

It is essential to provide enough of the seating space, because it would mean comfort for everybody. This is especially important when you are hosting a party. Make sure that you include any possible options to accommodate your guests.

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Increase Visual Appeal

If you have an outdoor feature that could be highlighted, why not do that? Increasing visual appeal can be done by adding small accents to the outdoor area. Among such things could be a small container water garden or a topiary in a pot. Browse flea markets to create such beautiful focal point that won’t cost a fortune.

Surprise Factor

Add a sense of discovery into the outdoor spaces. Such surprise factor can be done by placing a secret pathway in the outdoor space, which would guide a person to a reward, such as a fountain or a little koi pond. Arbors are great in guiding to the discovery and aiding in privacy.


Multifunctional Furnishings

Small outdoor spaces usually have little room for furnishings, so it is essential to save space and use multifunctional items. Benches might have a built-in storage compartment while simple furniture pieces can also serve as decor pieces, like in the example above.

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