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30 Ways to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Yearning for the outdoors? We’re with you! Spring’s almost here, and quality outdoor time isn’t far behind. To get the most enjoyment out of your outdoor space, now’s the time to consider an upgrade (or two) while the weather’s still in between seasons.

Need inspiration? Here are the most common outdoor upgrades and add-ons, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), ranked in order of popularity:

1. Fireplace/Fire Pit
2. Lighting
3. Wireless Internet Connectivity
4. Dining/Seating Area
5. Outdoor Furniture
6. Planters, Sculptures and Other Garden Accessories
7. Grill
8. Pergola
9. Counter Space
10. Deck
11. Outdoor Heater
12. Arbor
13. Fencing
14. Sports Courts (Bocce, Tennis, etc.)
15. Porch
16. Spa Features (Indoor/Outdoor Saunas, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Whirlpools)
17. Stereo System
18. ADA-Accessible Structures (Bars, Ramps, Shelving, etc.)
19. Movie/Television/Video Theater
20. Swimming Pool
21. Utility Storage (Tool Sheds, Garden Sheds, etc.)
22. Sink
23. Pavilion
24. Play Structures (Swing Sets, Treehouses, etc.)
25. Refrigerator
26. Outdoor Cooling System
27. Shower/Bath
28. Gazebo
29. Hammock
30. Labyrinth

Source: ASLA

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