Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space

The word ‘home’ likely conjures up images of a kitchen, bedroom, and common space in your mind. These are all the areas we spend the most time in and the places that we customize the most. But what about the outdoors? This space is often overlooked, which is a shame because it has so much potential for greatness. That being said, here are a few ways to spruce up your outdoor space.

Fire Pits

Fire pits make a great addition to any outdoor space which is why it’s first on our list. Living in the midwest limits our ability to enjoy the outdoors. Adding a fire pit can turn your patio into a multi-season space. Keep a few blankets nearby for additional warmth and enjoy the extra time outside with your friends and family. Introducing a fire pit to your outdoor space also creates a warm and welcoming environment, perfect for entertaining. The glow of a fire adds visual and emotional warmth to your space. Finally, fire pits serve as a functional cooking piece for your outdoor area. Not only can you roast marshmallows on a stick, but you can also buy a grill top to cook hot dogs and hamburgers on. A fire pit is the perfect addition to any outdoor space. Even though it is only February, contractors schedules will fill up fast! As spring approaches and with the construction market the way it is, it may be difficult to find a contractor this summer. Be sure to make your plans soon!

Patio Furniture

Patio furniture lets you bring the indoors outside. There are lots of great pieces to consider when shopping for patio furniture. First, we recommend you start with seating. Get some chairs, sofas, and a table to create a conversational setting perfect for entertaining. Then, you can move on to the fun pieces. Get an outdoor bar, some lounge chairs, and some string lights to make your outdoor space more entertaining and bright. As we inch closer to Spring, there will likely be lots of patio pieces on sale. Now is the time to buy new furniture at a lower rate! Patio furniture can completely transform any outdoor space from boring to beautiful.

Multi-Season Room

Is there anything better than a multi-season room in the midwest? Our winters can be unpredictable in both time and severity, making it difficult to enjoy the outdoors for very long. A multi-season room can allow you to enjoy the outdoors throughout the year! Thankfully, many Gerstad homes can be built to include a multi-season room. Take advantage of the outdoors with this addition to your home; you won’t regret it. You can learn more about our multi-season rooms here.

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