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June 6, 2017
New Home Know How: How to Dress Your Outdoor Space
New Home Know How: How to Dress Your Outdoor Space

The long days of summer are on the horizon...and backyards are perking up for recreation and relaxation. There are lots of simple ways to dress up your porch and patio this summer! Whether it is your lawn, garden, porch or patio areas, we found some great ideas to add interest and beauty to your home - all without busting your budget. Here are a few of our favorites:

Rug: An outdoor area rug adds character, color, and style to even the smallest outdoor space.  

Comfortable Seating: Have a spot for at least 2 people to sit comfortably. Already have seats? Update them with a fresh set of cushions. If your main cushions are somewhat neutral, you can change your look seasonally with throw pillows!

Accent Table: You’ll absolutely want at least one accent table so that there is a convenient spot to place a drink. Tip – make sure that the table isn’t taller than the arms of your seating.

Potted Plants: Grouped together in varying heights and shapes, plants make excellent outdoor décor! Just make sure they work for the amount of sunlight your area receives.


CraftMaster Homes offers a variety of plans and features that incorporate outdoor living areas into your home. Brick and country wooden porches, screened porches, paver and concrete patios bring value to your home and added space for family living. Need inspiration? Visit our gallery of Outdoor Entertaining Areas here:


CraftMaster Homes is one of Richmond’s leading homebuilders, voted Builder of the Year five times in a row. We build new homes in Chesterfield, Midlothian, Mechanicsville and Hanover. Contact us today to get your design started.