Are you feeling the need to get outdoors earlier this year? You are not alone! Here are a few ways you can extend the time you can enjoy the fresh air and your outdoor living spaces a little longer.

Roof and enclosures
With strategically placed outdoor living walls, wind blocking structures, and roofs (such as gazebos and pergolas) you can protect your outdoor living spaces from the elements while still being able to enjoy the brisk fresh air and nature as it peaks its head out from the bleak winter. When creating new areas, consider attachable walls and windows for fall and winter. Enclosed porches, whose walls and doors can be removed in summer, can make your outdoor space ideal all year round.

Warming Elements
Sometimes, even with the peak of the sun, the air can be too brisk.  When choosing outdoor furniture, consider outdoor fabric covers that can easily warm up, and don’t hold the cold as easy as metal and concrete. Consider outdoor rugs to break the chill from the patio stones and decks. Firepits, fire tables, electric fireplaces, patio heaters, and outdoor blanks can make your experience more enjoyable. Hot tubs can keep you warm and outside too! Many even enjoy this outdoor feature in the throws of winter.

For those shorter days when it gets darker earlier, while we wait for the days to get longer, adding additional task and mood lighting, can keep you and your family outside a little longer.

Have you been thinking of extending your living space to include the outdoors? Not sure how to start? What would be a good return on investment?  Call (757) 344-5322 to book a design planning session and we can help you come up with a plan of action.


Staged2Sell is a Hampton Roads Home Staging company.  They offer staging and decorating from Newport News, Poquoson, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Smithfield, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach since 2005.  They elevate homes from ordinary to extraordinary with their beautifully designed spaces to emotionally. Connect buyers within the first 7 seconds of the showing. They make sure your home has exactly what it needs to enchant buyers, inspire multiple offers, and sell fast for the absolute top price!   Staged2Sell has staged over 4000 homes and has helped homeowners throughout Hampton Roads get the best return on their biggest investment.