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Creating the Perfect Outdoor Space
Creating the Perfect Outdoor Space
It's time to invite your closest friends and family members over for cool drinks, hot food and good times. Here are five ways to get your outdoor space ready for entertaining.
1. Install Landscape Lighting
Outdoor lighting highlights your yard and gives your patio a cozy feel. Candles, tiki torches, landscape lighting and Christmas lights add depth and mood to your outdoor space. If you want to dial it up a notch, consider hiring a pro to plan and install your landscape lighting.
Landscape Lighting2. Repair Your Deck
If all your deck needs is a good cleaning, spray if off with a power washer. For dull or faded wood, add some sealant to boost your deck's lifespan. Fix or replace your deck if it's starting to splinter or fall apart. If you're thinking it's time for a new deck, use HomeAdvisor to find the perfect deck pros for your project.
Repair Your Deck3. Keep Your Patio Warm
Missing shingles and sagging gutters do more than make your home look shoddy -- they can cause seriously pricey problems. If you notice that your gutters are having trouble moving water away from your foundation, or if it’s been a while since you’ve had your roof inspected, it’s a good idea to have a roofing pro stop by for an inspection.
4. Maintain Your Lawn
An unkempt yard makes it hard to enjoy evenings outdoors. Before you break out the bare feet, hire a lawn pro to make sure your landscaping is in shipshape. 
Outdoor Kitchens5. Add an Outdoor Kitchen
Are you looking for a serious improvement to your outdoor space? Turn your patio into an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area. An outdoor kitchen pro will help you create the perfect space for your home and budget.

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