Put power where you want it in an unobtrusive, code-compliant way. (StatePoint)
Extend living area to outside spaces
(StatePoint) When warmer weather arrives, it’s all about spending time in your home’s outdoor spaces. Here are a few new ideas for transforming your porch, deck or yard into an oasis of relaxation.
Spruce up: Give your outdoor spaces a once-over. Sweep porches and decks, dust and move outdoor furniture out of storage and prune trees and plants. This may be a good time to refinish or re-stain an older deck in need of some tender loving care. Want to add a splash of color to the space? Give some time-worn wooden furniture a new paint job in a bold hue.
Power up: To match the comfort of indoor life to your home’s outdoor spaces, you’ll need a safe, code-compliant and unobtrusive way to power fans, lighting, entertainment and electric appliances. To add an outlet to raised outdoor floors, porches and decks, consider installing a Deck Outlet Cover from Hubbell TayMac. Accommodating two power cords, it lets you put the power in a safe place where people are less likely to trip over cords.
Weatherproof, UV resistant and durable even in harsh environments, it also features a low-profile design that meets Americans with Disabilities Act standards, and a slip-resistant texture available in gray, white and bronze.
Furnish: There is no reason your outdoor spaces can’t offer the same level of comfort and beauty as any den or living room, especially now that you’ve supplied your outdoor space with electrical power and the flexibility to install such amenities as an entertainment center, ceiling fans and even chandeliers. Be sure everything you install is weatherproofed and protected against the elements, and that you select only outdoor-grade products. By giving your home’s outdoor spaces the same attention to detail as the indoors, you can extend your living spaces and even create new “rooms” in which to dine, relax and entertain.