With an average 361 days of sunshine per year and temps of 81°F, it’s easy to see why people move to St Petersburg. And one of the greatest things about Florida living is being able to spend so much time outdoors.
Whether you have a large backyard or a small condo balcony, there are many ways to maximize and enhance your outdoor living space.
One of the best ways to enjoy sunny days and warm nights is having a patio or deck that opens out from a living or family room. French doors help create a seamless flow from the indoors to outside, and comfortable furniture makes a cozy and inviting sitting area. Even a small balcony can be transformed with a bistro patio set and some coastal décor.
For larger spaces, a pergola is a great way to provide a bit of shade, as well as a solid structure where you can hang lights, plants, and even a ceiling fan. If your home isn’t ready for something so permanent, a shade sail can give you shelter from the sun and add a bit of color.Love your neighbors, but maybe not 24/7? Create some privacy with hedges, bamboo, large potted plants, or real/ imitation ivy along a trellis. For the BBQ enthusiast, options range from full-scale professional outdoor kitchens to all types of grills, and even tabletop hibachis. Mini fridges and portable drink coolers keep those beverages nice and chilled. Lastly, add some fun lights for ambiance and a bug-repelling device to keep you comfortable. And don’t forget, music adds atmosphere. A Bluetooth speaker and a great playlist and you’re all set for outdoor fun with friends and family!