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Investing in your backyard can be one of the most rewarding spaces to spend money on. However, if you’re Canadian, you understand the harsh reality of our short summers all too well.

So, what if we told you that you can maximize usage and even extend your patio season by several months with some of these amazing design solutions?

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THE COVERED LIVING AREA

 

Yes, we said it, a covered living area. Having a covered space ensures you can use the space rain or shine. Who doesn’t want the ability to curl up under a blanket, in front of a crackling fire? This is a definite bonus for us Canadians.

It also provides shade, making the most of the summer weather, while protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.

You can even incorporate ceiling fans and lights, or some heaters for those cooler evenings, making the space feel luxurious while being ultra-functional.

SCREENED PATIO

 

The second example of bringing the outside indoors, is this screened in patio.

This set up allows you to grill, relax and unwind in a bug and rain-free environment.

 Not only is this space functional for spring, summer, and fall, but also the missdle of winter. You can still be able to barbecue in the middle of winter, without having to shovel a path to the barbecue first (yes)! There are some beautiful framework designs you can do which make the space feel incredibly unique and customized, all while adding value to your home.

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ADD NANAWALLS

 

Next up, we love the use of Nanawalls. This look gives the ultimate feeling of luxury! It allows you to cohesively merge the outdoors with the indoors.

On those hot summer days, you can open the entire wall of your house and have both amazing airflow and visual flow throughout your space.

This will also add square footage to your liveable space, while creating a statement with your design. What a cool way to add character to your home and bring the outdoors in!

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SOLARIUM

The fourth and last “outdoor” space solution we love is a Solarium. A solarium is the perfect addition to a home that can be used year round.

A combination of screen, glass, and doors make this space the pinnacle of seasonally flexible design.

Imagine lounging under the stars on a clear summer night while listening to the wind rustling through the leaves, or watching the rain pour down around you.  We love the idea of even watching the first snowfall while still toasty and warm, sounds pretty idyllic to us!

If you’re contemplating an exterior renovation this summer, why not look into options like these? With our unpredictable weather, make the most out of your space. Enjoy the outdoors to the fullest by bringing the outside indoors, maybe even all year long!

 

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