Your outdoor space is the most versatile part of your home. Not only is it an excellent place for your children to run off steam or to grow fresh fruit and vegetables, but it’s also a perfect spot to entertain a crowd and host events with family and friends. As the temperatures remain high, making the most of your outdoor space is essential to enjoying the hot summer ahead.

Here are some ways that you can maximize the space in your backyard.

1. Bring in Greenery

Plants and other greenery are a great way to connect the indoor of your home with your outdoor living space. Consider adding a leafy indoor plant by the back door or window that leads to your yard and then also add an outdoor plant just outside the door on your way back in. Take your time to decide which plant pot you need; larger pots help to house taller plants, while a sculptural shape or color can create a decorative statement piece. If you want to keep things interesting outdoors, incorporate plants in a variety of heights. You can get some greenery that is still at ground-level but make sure to add other types that will draw your eye upward.

2. Set up a Dining Area

Having your own outdoor dining area can be invaluable during the warmer months, especially if you enjoy hosting events and eating alfresco. If you don’t have enough space in your yard to fit a dining table, consider buying smaller, more portable items. You can also avoid doubling up and save money by simply moving your indoor chairs outside. This is great for creating that indoor-outdoor living look.

3. Invest in a Portable Garage

If your outdoor space is big enough, a portable garage is an excellent way to make the most of your backyard, and also protect your vehicles. If you own an RV, RV garages are an essential item for protecting your camper from any bad weather or harmful UV rays. These garage plans can also be used as storage sheds for equipment, tractors, tools, sand and salt piles, hay storage, portable horse shelters, run-in sheds, and more.

4. Install Outside Heating

Another great way to maximize your outdoor space is by investing in outside heating. A fire pit provides warmth and is perfect for hosting BBQs for family and friends and roasting marshmallow s’mores. Alternatively, bright, colorful throws also add warmth and another layer of insulation for when the sun goes down and evenings get cooler.

5. Create a central focal point

Much like how a living room has a large fireplace or a striking feature wall, you can also replicate a central feature around which most other furnishings are placed in your outdoor space. If you want to stick with the garden theme, installing a green wall sees entire outside walls covered in swathes of different plants. If you want to be most cost-effective, a living picture (a small number of plants affixed to a wall inside a frame) will have a similar effect.

The above-mentioned are a few of the things you can do to make the most of your outdoor space. You can make it a perfect dining area, a beautiful blooming green garden, or even an extension of your car garage. However, you want it to be, just make sure to do your research for some design ideas, tips, and good deals.