La Quinta rental properties are hot commodities. The competition can be fierce, but ensuring your vacation rental has lovely outdoor living spaces will make it stand out. They increase guests’ enjoyment of the home and allow you to take full advantage of the city’s gorgeous California desert setting. Here are some ideas to spruce up your outdoor space.
CREATE A PRIVATE OASIS
Add greenery to the front lawn, patio, and backyard to make these outdoor spaces more inviting. Plant native plants and flowers that thrive in the La Quinta weather. You can also place plants in aesthetically pleasing pots, planters, and hangers. Invest in professional landscaping and care for the plants regularly to keep them healthy.
HIGHLIGHT UNIQUE PROPERTY FEATURES
When decorating your outdoor space, choose a focal point or property feature that you wish to highlight. This can be a water fountain, swimming pool, or gorgeous views of the desert. Arranging furniture and decor around a main feature will entice guests to spend more time outdoors and enjoy the property.
BUILD WALKING PATHS
If you have a large rental property, make it easier for guests to get around by establishing clear and safe walking paths. These can lead to different areas of the property, such as the front door, pool area, and patio. Make sure that all walkways, stone steps, and entrances are easily accessible and well-lit. Keep everything clear of dirt, grass, debris, and obstructions.
DESIGN AN OUTDOOR DINING AREA
There’s nothing more enjoyable than al fresco dining on a clear day. Create an outdoor dining space where guests can entertain each other. Provide a sturdy and well-designed table along with chairs and cushions.
PROVIDE AMPLE SEATING
Provide comfortable outdoor seating that lets guests make the most of the space. For large outdoor areas, add a couch paired with comfortable chairs and footrests. For tight spaces, add stools and cushions. Choose cushions with tasteful colors and patterns as well as cool and breathable fabric to keep guests comfortable as they relax.
INSTALL AN OUTDOOR FIRE PIT OR FIREPLACE
An outdoor fireplace or fire pit can enhance the mood while guests have dinner or enjoy a late-night swim. Many guests also enjoy gathering by the fire in cool evenings. If space allows, install a fire pit with a table and seating. This adds warmth to the outdoor space and encourages conversation.
INSTALL AMBIENT OUTDOOR LIGHTING
Outdoor mood lighting fixtures such as ground spots, wall lamps, and garden poles will entice guests to spend time on the property after dark. These lighting fixtures can also draw guests’ attention to desirable features such as mature trees, wet bars, and swimming pools. Just like a fire pit or fireplace, outdoor ambient lighting can help create a memorable atmosphere for guests to enjoy.
PROVIDE SHADE AND COVER
Keep guests comfortable in the heat with ample shade and cover, especially during the warmer months. Consider installing a retractable awning for shade and add large umbrellas to outdoor tables. Place a cabana by the pool to protect guests from the sun’s rays. To add design to the space, choose colorful umbrellas and fabrics that fit an overall theme.
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