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June 7, 2022

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Outdoor Space this Summer

Summer in Coastal Georgia has its own unique flavor. Long days filled with sunshine and fun, warm nights lit by fireflies — it’s simply the best. Every summer offers a plethora of opportunities for creating lasting memories, so let's have a look at five ways to make the most of your Ernest Homes outdoor space and take advantage of the warm weather.


1) Turn your patio into an outdoor living room


Turn up the comfort factor on your patio and select a few plush couches or settees, a soft outdoor rug, pillows for lounging, and lots of cozy blankets for after-dinner drinks and conversation. This time of year (and all year, really), your outdoor living room will get just as much use as your indoor space!


2) Make s'mores with the kids


A back patio is the perfect spot for an outdoor fire pit. You can find them in an array of sizes and materials to match your home’s style. The little ones will LOVE making their own desserts, and you’ll love making sweet memories,  around the fire in the comfort and safety of your own yard. What was once only an occasional camping experience can be an everyday treat at home.


3) Take in a movie


Your spacious yard is the perfect place for family movie night! Purchase a screen and projector, or get creative with a white sheet, and set up blankets, pillows, low chairs, and of course, a fully-loaded snack bar to enjoy your favorite films under the stars.


4) Let the light shine


Lighting can make or break interior design, but did you know you can use light to completely transform your outdoor space, too? Use string lights, fairy curtain lights, or paper lanterns to instantly create ambiance and make your patio cozier and more welcoming. When you add a pair of comfortable, cushioned chairs and your favorite beverage, you’ll never want to leave.


5) Dine outdoors in elegance


Coastal Georgia has one of the most desirable climates in the country. Take advantage of it by having special occasion meals at home. Create an unforgettable dining experience with formal dinnerware, candles, and a gorgeous tablescape. For ultimate luxury, have a catering company take care of all the cooking and cleaning up.


However you choose to dress up your outdoor space, it’s sure to be a highlight of your new Ernest home. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the great outdoors than right in your own backyard. For more information, please contact us!

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