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Most people around this part of the country forget about their outdoor space as an extension of their home. This happens mostly because it is covered in snow – yuck! But now that spring has sprung, we can start moving our focus to outdoor space and how we can utilize it to the max!

When some people think about outdoor space and decorating it, many think of all the money that’s  needed to get a great look. But that is simply not true. Homeowners can make their outdoor space look magazine ready with a few simple tips and tricks!

Make The Most of Your Outdoor Space

1. Utilize existing structure. Do you have a brick or concrete wall already in place in your back yard? Paint that thing! By painting an existing wall, you will give life, color and excitement to your outdoor space!

2. Lighting. Adding any type of unique lighting can brighten and romanticize your outdoor space at low cost. Adding candles, pendant lights, or string lighting to trees, patios or roofs will keep your outdoor space looking festive and inviting all summer long.

3. Use your green thumb. Incorporating potted plants, small or large can add much needed life to your possibly dull outdoor space. Visit a local nursery and see what plants they have that are low cost and low maintenance and load up! Place them on tables, in a corner or hang them on a fence.

4. Make your own decor. Try your hand at a mosaic or painting furniture as an accent piece. Have your kids paint a few flower pots or wooden chairs. Anything you can create yourself will give your outdoor space an individual, unique look.

Whether you are sprucing up your patio, deck or yard, there are always ways to do it while saving money! If you are looking to completely add an outdoor space to your home, call Mihalko’s General Contracting. We can help design and install the deck or patio of your dreams. We can add that pergola you have always wanted, or do custom stone work to make your space really come alive. We’ve been serving the Johnstown PA, Latrobe PA, and Altoona PA area for over 34 years. Call 1-866-MIHALKO.

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