Turning Your Backyard into an Outdoor Living Area

September 23, 2015

Your backyard is more than just a storage area for your barbecue and random knickknacks too big to fit in your house; it’s an outdoor area you can convert into a livable, fun, and beautiful part of your home.

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So, how can you turn your backyard into something like this?

For starters, you will want to contact your local awning professional to help you decide what’s best for your backyard both technically and aesthetically. Remember, your backyard is a versatile space whether you have a pool or not, it’s an area you can convert into a lounge space or outdoor dining area for your family.

So how do you make an outdoor living area? Well, to begin with, it involves installing a shade structure to provide protection/cover from the elements. That shade structure basically provides you a wall-less area that you can put chairs, couches, and tables under.

You can dress up that area by installing accents (like in the above picture) like adding steps or rails. You can even have lights installed into the awning. It’s all a matter of what you like. In fact, here are some things you should consider or keep in mind when it comes to converting your backyard into an outdoor living area.

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  • What kind of shade structure do you want? There are a variety you can choose from including: Shade Sails, Fixed or Retractable Awnings, Slide on Wire Awnings, Skylight Awnings, or Pergola
  • How big do you want your outdoor living area to be?
  • How much do you want to spend?
  • What colors and fabrics do you want to use? This makes a lot of difference in terms of the look, feel, and longevity of your outdoor living area’s shade structure.
  • What do you want to use the area for? If you’re looking for a simple lounge area instead of a fancier outdoor dining area, then your awning professional will have different suggestions for you.
And remember, when you do any kind of home improvement project like converting your backyard into an outdoor oasis, the value of your home will likely increase. So now that you know a little bit more about converting your backyard into an outdoor living area, contact us today to see how we can help you. Visit us at http://americanawningabc.com for more information. You can also call us if you have any questions at 800-654-5933. Or email us at info@americanawningabc.com