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Written by Colleen Kalil

Convert Your Patio to an Outdoor Living room

The demand for outdoor living spaces continues to grow, and the trend goes much further than dropping in a gas grill, a table, and a few chairs. Homeowners across the country are spending time, and money, to create living spaces that are an extension of their homes. These spaces enhance the value of the home and create a place for everyone to enjoy more time outdoors

When it comes to designing and building a backyard living space, the only limitation is the budget. Furniture once considered the purview of home interiors now find their way outdoors. It’s not uncommon for these bonus rooms to include complete seating areas, sofa, loveseat, oversized chairs, and even video monitors and sound systems. Outdoor heaters, fireplaces or fire pits are also high on the list of most-wanted features. The addition of these amenities extends the usefulness of the area in colder climates.

Outdoor renovations can cost from $5,000 to $50,000, depending on your vision, and your budget.  Creating a great outdoor living space doesn’t have to break the bank however. If your patio is off the kitchen or living room of your home, creating a seamless flow can be as easy as continuing the color palette of the interior to the exterior. If the space is a covered patio, painting the ceiling, pillars, and even the exterior wall of your home to match the indoor space can create a seamless flow.

Ceiling fans, lighting, and rugs are also high on homeowner lists for inclusion in the building of an outdoor oasis. If the weather in your area isn’t conducive to real floor coverings, consider using a painted design to add to the atmosphere. A whimsical oversized black and white checkerboard floor or a faux carpet can be painted and coated with a sealant to protect it from weather and usage.

Whatever your budget or your vision, University Painters can help you create the perfect outdoor space for you to enjoy with family and friends. Contact University Painters today for help with your next project.

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