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Easy Outdoor Living Ideas for Your Salt Lake City Home

Robert Embley

Founder and Principal Broker. Licensed since 2010. Over 200 homes sold along the Wasatch Front...

Founder and Principal Broker. Licensed since 2010. Over 200 homes sold along the Wasatch Front...

Jul 26 6 minutes read

From wide open valleys to massive mountain peaks, Salt Lake City provides tons of gorgeous scenery. That said, this area is an amazing place to live. It’s no wonder why thousands of people are moving to Salt Lake City. If you’re looking to buy or sell your home in the area, the Salt Lake Realty group is here to help. As homes are flying off the shelves, now is the perfect opportunity to put your house on the market.

With summertime temperatures warming up, spending time outside may be a normal occurrence. To enjoy the outdoors in your Salt Lake City home, check out these easy outdoor living ideas below:

Add Comfort to Your Space

Many homeowners will update their backyards by simply buying a few pieces of furniture. However, if things don’t match and the furniture doesn’t fit the space, the setup won’t look very great. That said, try to think about comfortability when making outdoor living upgrades. Try to incorporate pillows, blankets, and calming colors. While this area is a place to relax and unwind, you want soothing design elements. Another tip for adding more comfort involves making your outdoor living space resemble a room in your house. This can really bring your home together.

Light Things Up

No matter the time of year, lights can be the perfect addition to your backyard. In the summer, lighting can be used to fuel those long summer nights. In the fall, lights can accompany you during those early patio dinners. Lanterns or string lights are top options for homeowners, but choose any type of lights to fit the mood. You can even leave your lights up all year long and program them with timers.

Build An Outdoor Kitchen

Do you love grilling? Do you eat several meals outside? If so, then it may be time to update your outdoor kitchen—or install one for the first time! Outdoor kitchens are great for perfecting the grilling process, and these areas can also help to reduce mess and clutter. Not only can you store your grilling essentials in this area, but these kitchens also look exceptional. They can really create a cool design element in a backyard, and they’re also extremely useful. If you’re constantly eating meals outside and using the grill, a new outdoor kitchen can be just what your backyard needs.

Get in the Game

While spending time in the backyard can be very enjoyable, getting everyone together to play games can make the experience that much better. From cornhole to hopscotch, there are tons of games to enjoy. Not only are outdoor games an excellent way to bring everyone together, but there are also games you can play all year long. To add some excitement to your backyard, purchase a cornhole set, foosball table, or dartboard.

Install a Fountain

Adding water can set the right ambiance in the backyard space, and the gentle sounds can also be very relaxing. Furthermore, installing a water feature also helps to block noise from close by neighbors. To get the most out of your fountain, install one close to your seating area. This creates a peaceful backyard element that also looks elegant.

Add Some Outdoor Speakers

While installing a fountain can be the perfect addition to your backyard space, adding your favorite speakers can also make a huge difference. Since speakers come in various styles and sizes, you can build the perfect set up in your backyard setting. You can either have a system professionally installed or start your own DIY project. As an added tip, try installing speakers in multiple locations for a surround-sound experience.

Consider Shade Options

In Salt Lake City, we’re fortunate to have tons of sunny days. However, while the sunshine can be nice, sitting in direct sunlight isn’t enjoyable for long periods of time. That said, consider upgrading your shading options in your backyard. Luckily, there are many ways to add shading features. Whether you install a freestanding umbrella, shade tree, or pergola, adding shade can do wonders in your backyard space.

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