Yearning for the outdoors? We’re with you! Spring’s almost here, and quality outdoor time isn’t far behind. To get the most enjoyment out of your outdoor space, now’s the time to consider an upgrade (or two) while the weather’s still in between seasons.

Need inspiration? Here are the most common outdoor upgrades and add-ons, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), ranked in order of popularity:

1. Fireplace/Fire Pit

2. Lighting

3. Wireless Internet Connectivity

4. Dining/Seating Area

5. Outdoor Furniture

6. Planters, Sculptures and Other Garden Accessories

7. Grill

8. Pergola

9. Counter Space

10. Deck

11. Outdoor Heater

12. Arbor

13. Fencing

14. Sports Courts (Bocce, Tennis, etc.)

15. Porch

16. Spa Features (Indoor/Outdoor Saunas, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Whirlpools)

17. Stereo System

18. ADA-Accessible Structures (Bars, Ramps, Shelving, etc.)

19. Movie/Television/Video Theater

20. Swimming Pool

21. Utility Storage (Tool Sheds, Garden Sheds, etc.)

22. Sink

23. Pavilion

24. Play Structures (Swing Sets, Treehouses, etc.)

25. Refrigerator

26. Outdoor Cooling System

27. Shower/Bath

28. Gazebo

29. Hammock

30. Labyrinth




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