For those of us seeking a new apartment or temporary lodging, the dream of outdoor space is often out of reach. It's no wonder—balconies and patios often come at an extra cost, especially in Boston. But what if you could find apartments that provided natural views or just grassy space with plenty of fresh air? Whether you’re looking for something long-term, or just visiting—rest assured there are vacation rentals, headhunting stays and corporate housing solutions offering just that: well-crafted homes with flexible contracts featuring al fresco living! In this blog post we'll explore how travelers, nurses, headhunters and corporate housing professionals can make the most out of their stay away from home by working with STARS of Boston to select apartments with outdoor space.
Having access to outdoor space in or around your apartment is a game-changer for many reasons. First of all, it's a great way to step outside for some fresh air and escape from the indoor environment, especially when you've been cooped up inside all day, looking at you traveling remote workers. Additionally, having an outdoor area allows you to soak up the sun and get some vitamin D, which is essential for your overall health and well-being, and even have a few plants possibly. Whether you have a small balcony or a spacious rooftop, outdoor space provides a place for you to relax, unwind, and enjoy nature from the comfort of your own home. Plus, it's a great way to entertain guests or simply enjoy a meal al fresco.
When it comes to decorating and maintaining a balcony or patio, there are a few key tips to keep in mind. First, it's important to consider the size and layout of your space. Some balconies and patios may only have room for a few pieces of furniture, while others can accommodate larger pieces like couches and dining tables. Once you have a sense of what will fit in your space, it's important to choose pieces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. This might mean selecting weather-resistant furniture, investing in outdoor lighting, and incorporating plants and greenery into your decor. Finally, regular maintenance is key to keeping your balcony or patio looking fresh and inviting. This might include simple tasks like sweeping and dusting, or more complex tasks like power washing and re-staining wooden surfaces. With a little bit of effort and creativity, you can transform your balcony or patio into a beautiful oasis that you'll love spending time in.
There's nothing quite like enjoying your backyard during a warm summer day. However, maximizing your outdoor living space can sometimes prove difficult (especially in a furnished rental). That's where furniture comes in. With the right pieces, you can completely transform your outdoor area into a cozy oasis. STARS of Boston has equipped our outdoor spaces with well-fitting and durable outdoor furniture that just helps you bring home outdoors. When it comes to furniture for your outdoor space, the possibilities are endless, and you're welcome to add as much as you like to your space to make it your own, See our blog post about making a furnished apartment feel more like your home for examples and ideas!
Maintaining an outdoor space can be a daunting task, but with a little effort, it can become an enjoyable and rewarding experience. First and foremost, it's important to create a plan that takes into account the type of outdoor space you have and the equipment you will need. Regularly mowing the lawn and trimming hedges are essential tasks, that you won't even need to consider as STARS handles it all for you. Investing in appropriate tools, such as gardening gloves and pruning shears, can make a big difference in your overall success, and be a little fun especially if you are bringing your own plant friends to the space. But mostly we recommend that our guest just remember that the outside world is full of dirt and dust and just keep some wet wipes on hand to wipe down all surfaces before using them (especially for an outdoor dinner).
When you're spending time outdoors, the last thing you want is to feel exposed to your neighbors or passersby, which can be often in a tightly packed city like Boston. There are plenty of creative solutions for adding privacy to your outdoor living area. One option is to install a natural barrier such as a living wall with tall hardy plants like hedges, which is how STARS keeps our street-level garden spaces private for their sound deafening qualities as well. Another great idea is to install drapes or outdoor curtains across your balcony that can be drawn for additional privacy. Additionally, recognizing that even though your outdoor space is yours, in a city everybody inhabits some of your personal space. It will never be perfect but a friendly attitude and a smile will make most people your friend and just make it better to spend time outside (now with new friends).
We hope this blog post has offered useful advice and tips for making the most of an outdoor living space. Whether you have a patio or balcony, there are many ways to make it feel like an extension of your home. A few simple pieces of furniture can go a long way in bringing comfort and style to your outdoor living area. With a few creative solutions, maintaining privacy and making adjustments during seasonal changes can be easy and enjoyable. Above all, furniture that is functional yet fashionable and durable is highly recommended. Ultimately, with smart planning and good maintenance practices, having an outdoor space in your apartment can be an asset year-round!
This blog post has offered useful advice and tips for making the most of an outdoor living space. Whether you have a patio or balcony, there are many ways to make it feel like an extension of your home. A few simple pieces of furniture can go a long way in bringing comfort and style to your outdoor living area. With a few creative solutions, maintaining privacy and making adjustments during seasonal changes can be easy and enjoyable. Above all, furniture that is functional yet fashionable and durable is highly recommended. Ultimately, with smart planning and good maintenance practices, having an outdoor space in your apartment can be an asset year-round!