Ways to Make Your Outdoor Space More Comfortable

Summer time is best when it is fun and worry free. We know that it can be tough to effectively make your outdoor space comfortable. Specifically, in the midwest, there are many factors such as bugs, pests, hot days and chilly nights that can be a bother. We have put together a list of ways to make your space more comfortable this summer!

pool side outdoor room

Retractable and Fixed Screens

Retractable and fixed screens are an effective way to create additional comfort in your outdoor space. Depending on how you use your outdoor space, this can be a great solution for you. Screens come in a variety of sizes and styles to fit your needs. Adding screens can help cool down your space and prevent bugs and pest from bothering you!

Retractable screen by a pool
retractable screens on a room addition

Burning Sage in a Fire Pit of Wood Burning Fireplace

A natural way to make your space more comfortable and keep mosquitoes from ruining your night in the outdoors is to burn sage. Throw sage into the fire you are near to help repel most species of insects! As long as you are near the smoke, the insects should stay away.

wood burning fireplace

Add a Bat House

Installing a bat house is one of the most environmentally friendly ways of keeping insects away. Insects can hear bats from around 100 feet away, and will typically steer clear of an area where bats live.

It is important to note that bats feces can carry diseases, so be careful where you place the houses!

Plant Citronella

Naturally repel mosquitoes by planting citronella! Citronella has a natural aroma that mosquitoes dislike. Planting citronella can help repel mosquitoes in a small area. You can even plant it in a pot (or pots) and move it around to wherever you are enjoying the outdoors. The stronger the scent of citronella, the more effectively it will repel unwanted insects!

outdoor room landscaping

Fire Pits and Fireplaces

Warm up your space during those chilly summer nights by adding a fire pit or a fireplace! This is perfect for gathering around the fire and making your space more comfortable with friends and family. It is also perfect for roasting marshmallows!

beautiful outdoor room with fireplace

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