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Summer is upon us, and if there’s one thing every Minnesotan looks forward to, it’s spending time outside. While most of us prefer to lounging at the lake, it’s a lot easier to enjoy the beautiful weather at home. Scroll below for some of our favorite outdoor living ideas for making summer memories!

Patios & Decks

When we think of outdoor living spaces, a traditional patio or deck instantly springs to mind. Whether you opt for one over the other or a combo of both, you’ll have ample space to enjoy the summer months. A deck or patio is also pretty versatile, making it easy to create an area that suits your needs. We recommend leaving room for grilling and adding plenty of seating for entertaining guests. Adding a pergola or covered area is also a great way to provide some shade.

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Enclosed Spaces

Outdoor living areas are great for enjoying the warmer months, but what if you want to enjoy them year-round? Adding an enclosed space is an excellent solution! An enclosed porch or sunroom protects you from the elements and gives you a place to hang out even when the weather isn’t optimal. With plenty of windows and access to the deck or patio, you won’t have to sacrifice the openness that comes with a fully outdoor living space.

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Outdoor Kitchen & Lounge Area

Anyone can become a grill master with the right outdoor kitchen setup! With a built-in grill or cooktop, fridge, and plenty of counter space, you’ll have all your essentials within reach. Meanwhile, a lounge area with comfortable seating offers a wonderful place to eat and relax. You can even add a built-in bar and flatscreen TV to create the ultimate outdoor space for hosting summer BBQs.


Fireplaces & Fire Pits

The best way to spend a summer night? Relaxing around a fire pit or outdoor fireplace, of course! This classic mainstay is a must-have for your backyard living space. Whether you decide to keep it simple with a traditional fire pit or take it to the next level with a built-in fireplace, this is an outdoor feature you won’t regret. It’s the perfect spot to hang out with friends and family or wind down after a busy day.

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Did any of these outdoor living ideas for summer catch your eye? We’d love to help! Get in touch with our team to start planning your very own outdoor oasis!

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