Fall is a popular time to enjoy the outdoors, and summer is a good time to start thinking about fall improvements to a home.
If you’re looking for some ideas for ways to spruce up your home, consider creating some outdoor entertainment areas.
n Outdoor kitchens, which can be basic or elaborate. There are companies that will create an all-in-one unit that just has to be hooked up with the help of professionals.
n Swing sets and play areas. Many children love playing with neighbors and friends. What better way to do this than enjoying their own swing set?
n Fire pits, which are especially enjoyable on a chilly fall night.
n Hot tubs, which come in different sizes and shapes, and remain a popular outdoor addition.
n Decks and patios. Decks can be built year-round, and the fall is the perfect time to prepare foundation and supports to build through the winter.
n Pools. Many people looking to enjoy a summer pool often start planning and even building in the fall.
Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.