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5 Tips for Enjoying Your Outdoor Space this Spring

June 1, 2022

There’s something special about the springtime in Downtown Des Moines. Maybe it’s the promise of the gloriously long summer ahead or the excitement of evenings tinged with a cool breeze from the river. Whatever you love most about spring, there’s no better way to enjoy it than by relaxing in your own beautiful outdoor space at The Banks and Gray’s Station

Let's look at five ways to enjoy your rooftop patios and make the most of the beautiful spring weather.

1) Turn your rooftop patio into an outdoor living room

Turn up the comfort factor and select a few plush couches or settees, a soft outdoor rug, pillows for lounging, and lots of cozy blankets for after-dinner drinks with incredible city views. Grab your yoga mat and commune with nature as you seek serenity. This time of year, we promise your outdoor living room will get just as much use as your indoor space!

2) Make s'mores with the kids

Your patio is the perfect spot for a fire pit. You can find them in an array of sizes and materials to match your style. Little ones (and grown-ups, too!) will LOVE making their own desserts, and you’ll love making sweet memories around the fire in the comfort of your own home. What was once only an occasional camping experience can be an everyday treat.

3) Take in a movie

Your spacious patio is the perfect place for family movie night! Purchase a screen and projector, or get creative with a white sheet, and set up blankets, pillows, low chairs, and of course, a fully-loaded snack bar to enjoy your favorite films under the stars.

4) Let the light shine

Lighting can make or break interior design, but did you know you can use light to completely transform your outdoor space, too? Use string lights, fairy curtain lights, or paper lanterns to instantly create ambiance and make your patio cozier and more welcoming. When you add a pair of comfortable, cushioned chairs and your favorite beverage, you’ll never want to leave. 

5) Dine outdoors in elegance

Take advantage of the warmer months by having special occasion meals at home. Create an unforgettable dining experience with formal dinnerware, candles, a gorgeous tablescape, and an unbeatable urban backdrop. For ultimate luxury, have a catering company take care of all the cooking and cleaning up.

However you choose to use your outdoor space, it’s sure to be a highlight of your new Hubbell home in Downtown Des Moines. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the great outdoors than on your own rooftop patio. For more information, please contact us at (515) 468-2549.

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