Create an outdoor room
Now that you have a patio and fireplace, create a comfy outdoor room with furniture and accessories. Look for all-season furnishings upholstered in weather-resistant fabrics, decorative pillows and rugs, and accents such as artwork and statuary. You can also collect affordable and versatile tabletop items for enjoyable outdoor dining.
Get creative with exterior lightscaping
A well-designed exterior lighting scheme illuminates your yard’s best features, extends your time outdoors and enhances home security. Look for low-voltage, high-quality lighting components made of durable materials like copper and brass, choose fixtures with glass enclosures, and invest in a trusty transformer to keep the lights on when you need them.