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5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space

April 6, 2022

There’s something so special about the spring season, and it has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest! Maybe it's the welcome sight of the sun, the coziness of still-chilly evenings, or the promise of the gloriously long summer ahead. Whatever you love most about spring, there’s no better way to enjoy it than by relaxing outside in your own beautiful outdoor living space.


Let's look at five ways to enjoy your New Tradition backyard and make the most of this beautiful spring weather.


1) Turn your outside space into an outdoor living room

If you have a patio, deck, or even a wonderfully grassy yard, turn up the comfort factor and select a few plush couches or settees, a soft outdoor rug, pillows for lounging, and lots of cozy blankets for after-dinner drinks and conversation. This time of year, we promise your outdoor living room will get just as much use as your indoor space!


2) Make s'mores with the kids

A back patio is the perfect spot for an outdoor fire pit. You can find them in an array of sizes and materials to match your home’s style. The little ones will LOVE making their own desserts, and you’ll love making sweet memories, around the fire in the comfort and safety of your own yard. What was once only an occasional camping experience can be an everyday treat at home.



3) Take in a movie

Your spacious yard is the perfect place for family movie night! Purchase a screen and projector, or get creative with a white sheet, and set up blankets, pillows, low chairs, and of course, a fully-loaded snack bar to enjoy your favorite films under the stars.


4) Let the light shine

Lighting can make or break interior design, but did you know you can use light to completely transform your outdoor space, too? Use string lights, fairy curtain lights, or paper lanterns to instantly create ambiance and make your patio cozier and more welcoming. When you add a pair of comfortable, cushioned chairs and your favorite beverage, you’ll never want to leave.



5) Dine outdoors in elegance

Take advantage of milder spring temperatures by having special occasion meals at home. Create an unforgettable dining experience with formal dinnerware, candles, and a gorgeous tablescape. For ultimate luxury, have a catering company take care of all the cooking and cleaning up.


However you choose to dress up your outdoor space, it’s sure to be a highlight of your New Tradition home. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the great outdoors than right in your own backyard! For a better idea of our backyard options, browse our online photo gallery, or schedule an appointment to see them in person!

New Tradition Homes has been great to work with. They have a great product and they are very good about explaining the process and helping to pick design options. They have been very responsive to our requests and we feel very good that we purchased our home from them.

Les Loomis | Google Review