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With the warmer weather on the horizon, many homeowners are thinking about how they can spend more time outside. Living alfresco is one of life’s pleasures and something that more people want to make a regular part of their lifestyle. 

Getting there, though, can be a challenge. In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the ways you can modify your life to make it more outdoor orientated, allowing you to spend more time in your garden, doing the things you want. 

Build An Outdoor Kitchen

If you’re serious about spending more time outside, then you might want to consider building an outdoor kitchen. The idea sounds far-fetched, but it is a trend that’s become increasingly popular over the last five years or so. 

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The reason these setups are now so prevalent comes down to the utility they offer. If you’re entertaining on a summer’s evening, you can prep all the food right there in front of your guests, without having to rush back to the kitchen every couple of minutes. It makes everything a heck of a lot more sociable. 

Install Decking

If you thought patios were a hot trend, wait until you see what’s going on in the world of decking. It’s probably the most sought-after home improvement right now, with thousands of people all over the country looking for a quality deck builder

Decking is popular because you can do pretty much whatever you want with it. You can raise it so that your doors open directly out onto a platform. Or you can create voids underneath for storage, getting some of the junk out of your shed. 

Once built, you can add shades and put out outdoor furniture, creating an outdoor sitting room. You can also use it as a base for an outdoor kitchen or dining room. 

Add Seating

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Outdoor seating has evolved enormously over the last ten years. Furniture vendors now offer a range of stylish, practical options, ideally suited to outdoor use. 

The main improvement is in the use of material. A lot of manufacturers now make their seating and outdoor tables out of a form of weaved plastic. The weave is robust enough to survive outdoors in the elements year-round, but also supple enough to make it conformable all day long. 

Buy A Gas BBQ

Charcoal-fired BBQs are great for imparting rich flavors to your cooking, but they’re a massive hassle to set up. Gas BBQs, by contrast, are incredibly simple. You just turn them on and away you go. It makes BBQs far more straightforward. 

Those who want to enjoy more alfresco living, gas-powered BBQs are the answer. You don’t have to go to the store to pick up briquettes and then spend ages getting them to light. You can decide there and then that you want a BBQ and get on with it. It’s a much better system. 

Living the alfresco life doesn’t have to be complicated. It just involves transplanting some of your indoor conveniences to your outdoor spaces. 

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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