With Labor Day behind us, we’re anticipating a great fall season here in Whittier CA!  One of the things residents enjoy about living in Whittier is the beautiful California weather we experience year round.  For those that love the outdoors, this is a fantastic place to settle in permanently!


As Whittier Real Estate agents on The Domis Team, we always enjoy highlighting what’s happening in the areas of Whittier, La Habra or La Mirada as well as providing buyers and sellers with the tips they need to succeed.  Today, however, we wanted to shift our focus to those of you that currently live in Whittier or the surrounding areas and are looking for ways to update the home in which you live.


Because of the temperate climate, we thought it would be fun to focus on creating an outdoor living space that you, your friends and family can enjoy for years to come.  Here are five key tips you’ll want to keep in mind for beautiful and convenient outdoor living.


1. Keep it Close- Be sure to create your space close to the house.  It’s more convenient and will be easier than hiking through your backyard with drinks or food.

2. Set Realistic Goals- You may want a small pond with a beautiful fountain, but if know children or pets will be enjoying your space a lot of the time, this might not be realistic.  Maybe you love to cook and would enjoy an outdoor kitchen.  This can be a great addition, but costly at the same time.  Whatever your plans are, be sure to think through every scenario.

3. Create a Focal Point- You’ll want to create a focal point for the space.  Whether it’s an interesting piece of furniture, a firepit or water feature, this will spark conversation as well as “anchor” the space.

4. Accessorize- Bring the same warmth and detail that you would indoors to your outdoor space.  It’s best to accent with “earthy” pieces such as stone features, wooden furniture and natural colors.  Of course, you can add splashes of vibrant colors for interest, but keeping it natural will enhance the outdoor space instead of being a distraction.

5. Offer Shade- We all know that Whittier summers can get pretty hot, so you’ll want to offer shade.  Whether you choose to build a pergola or merely have a large patio umbrella, this chance to cool down will be a welcome retreat.

Tackling an outdoor living space project this fall can be a great way to add value and comfort to your home in Whittier!  We hope this tips inspire you to take your outdoor space to the next level!

As always, if you are interested in buying or selling a home in Whittier or the surrounding areas; please feel free to contact us today!  Our team of experienced Whittier Real Estate agents would be happy to help you through each step of the process!

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