How to Prepare Your Outdoor Living Space for The Summer

Outdoor Living

Summer is when our outdoor living spaces get to shine, whether it’s for an intimate family barbeque or a new years eve bash for the ages. Either way, chances are your outdoor area might need a bit of a touch up to prepare for the warm months ahead.

No matter how big or small your outdoor space, there’s always something that can be done to elevate the area and give it that wow power it deserves. Below, we’ll explore some of the best ways you can spruce up your outdoor living space and be ready to entertain all summer long.

Renovate, repaint or restain your deck

Our decks can take a beating as the years go by, due to heavy foot traffic, the harsh Australian weather and a lack of proper maintenance. Whether you’ll have to repaint, restain or renovate your deck will depend on its condition, and whether the problems it’s facing are strictly cosmetic or structural.

Deck Restoration Bass Coast

Restaining your deck can help protect it from UV and moisture damage, and should be done every 2 to 5 years. If your deck is painted and it’s starting to chip or peel away, a fresh coat can have it looking brand new again in a matter of hours. However, if your deck has splintered boards, loosened railings, heaving footsteps or rotting support posts, you may need to undergo a complete overhaul. There are professional deck restoration specialists who will be able to do this for you and have your deck safe, secure and ready for summer in no time.

Upgrade your outdoor furniture

It’s hard to enjoy an outdoor living area if the furniture isn’t up to par, but luckily there are plenty of great options on the market. If you have timber outdoor furniture make sure you oil them every 6 to 12 months to ensure their longevity, and if you have polypropylene pieces you’ll need to regularly clean them to avoid them getting stained or damaged by the weather. Here is a list of the reasons why you need to regularly oil your deck.

Implement sun protection

While we put so much time and effort into our outdoor living spaces to enjoy the sun, there comes a point where it can get a little much. Too much direct sunlight without any shade can leave you and your guests feeling tired and drained, and can put a damper on any party.

Investing in an awning or some outdoor umbrellas can be a great way to keep everyone cool and protect from the harsh Aussie sun, and also protect any food and drinks from getting spoiled too quickly as well.

Install lights

Why should the party stop when the sun goes down? Installing lights in your outdoor living area can help you keep the party going all night long, allowing you to get the most use out of it as possible and keep everyone safe at the same time.

Garden Lights

Fairy lights or lanterns are a cheap and easy way to create a whimsical feeling in your backyard, and can easily be put away when they’re not needed. If you’re looking for something more permanent, you can get deck lights or ground lighting installed that use LED bulbs, saving you money and decreasing your carbon footprint all at the same time.

Add greenery

Greenery can be a great way to liven up your outdoor space and make it feel warmer and more inviting. For something simple and easy you can place some pot plants around your deck, or a plant wall along the outside of your property.

The trees and plants surrounding your outdoor living area are important too, so if you can, try and make sure that they provide some shade and privacy as well. Flowers can also be a great way to keep your outdoor space smelling fresh and summery, and their beauty instantly elevates any area they’re in.