9 Things to Remember When Renovating an Outdoor Space

May 28, 2019
To create a successful outdoor living space, there are certain factors you need to keep in mind.
Photo: Unsplash/Marion Michele

From electrical outlets to the path of the sun, Realtor.com lists nine things to keep in mind when designing an outdoor space.

The website’s list of commonly forgotten outdoor elements includes proper lighting, electricity, outdoor storage, drainage, privacy, utilities, proper consideration of shade and sun, and planning for all-season views and use.

You’d think being able to see at night would be an important patio requirement, but you’d be surprised how often lighting systems are skipped.

“Many homeowners spend time and money creating an outdoor space but forget about this key element,” says Joe Raboine, the director of residential hardscapes at Belgard.

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