Everyone loves the idea of backyard barbecues with friends and family, right? Do you feel like your outdoor space is underutilized? You may want it to look like something out of Better Homes and Gardens but are having a hard time knowing where to start. Making your outdoor space more usable can actually make you healthier and increase the livable square footage of your home. Included here are a few ways to make your backyard patio space more usable.
Open the Door
Access is everything when it comes to using space in your home. If you make it difficult to get out to the backyard area you are not as likely to meander out there with your morning coffee or evening beverage. By installing a new sliding door, it will be easier to see the weather outside as well as head out into it. This will also allow company to flow easily from the indoors to outdoors during those mid-summer barbecues. [Read more…]