. . . “summertime and the living is easy …” which is just what your home should reflect
this time of year … easy living. We Midwesterners move outside in the summer and are
especially possessive of our long daylight hours, beautiful evenings, our outdoor
spaces, and we love to show them off. We relax, dine, and entertain our friends and
family lavishly outdoors as soon as it’s warm enough to do so.
Patios, decks, and porches extend our living spaces, fire-pits, chimneas, and outdoor fireplaces provide
evening ambience as we watch the stars.
There has never been a time when the outdoor space of a home has been given so
much attention and by both Buyers and Sellers – builders are are also returning to front
porches, larger decks, and enhanced patios. The outdoor space of a home can be a
major selling point and it doesn’t take much to accentuate this area.
Beautiful, weatherproof furniture can be found in just about any price range from old
reclaimed wicker to the top-of-the-line chaise lounges and dining sets. Whether your
budget dictates garage sale hunting for special finds that only need spray paint and new
pillows, or shopping the upscale lawn and garden stores, there is something for every
taste and space.
A cup of coffee in the morning, a lemonade in the afternoon or a chilled glass of wine in
the evening – everything is better in the summer and particularly in your own beautiful
space. The colors of summer offer something for every palette and make decorating
easy. So, have fun with your imagination and let your summer spirit out!