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A Guide on Outdoor Living Improvements for Summer January 16, 2020

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A Guide on Outdoor Living Improvements for Summer, Green, Ohio

During the summer season, you’ll likely want to spend more time in your outdoor areas. With just a handful of simple home improvements in winter and spring, you’ll maximize the possibilities of your property’s exterior, making it more conducive to relaxing and entertaining. Read on to learn more about how to get your outdoor living space ready for the warm months.

4 Home Improvements to Make Before Summer

1. Set Up an Outdoor Kitchen 

Outdoor kitchens take some of the stress off your HVAC system during warmer months, which saves money on utilities. Add a range, barbecue pit, and pizza oven to your patio so that you can prepare and serve meals in the open air. 

2. Install Awnings 

home improvementIf you have an uncovered patio, the area may start to get uncomfortable on particularly hot days. Install an awning over your patio to offer shade from the sun and shelter from the rain. Retractable models are ideal for days when you might want more or less sunlight in the space. 

3. Add Water Features 

Water features make outdoor living areas more relaxing and have a way of cooling them down. Adding fountains, waterfalls, streams, or a pond to your lawn and landscaping will make the space feel more peaceful and tranquil on warm days. 

4. Add Doors & Windows

During the warmer months, you might want to feel a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces. Add wide doors and picture windows that provide beautiful views of your outdoor entertaining areas, so it is open and accessible when you host parties with neighbors and friends. 


When you’re ready to start some home improvements before summer, contact the team at Murphy Home Improvement. For over 30 years, they have provided outdoor living and remodeling solutions to clients throughout the Cincinnati region. Call (513) 922-8989 to get an estimate on house or patio awnings and book an installation appointment. Visit the website to browse their showroom of home improvement options and learn more about their residential services. 

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