Enjoy Chicago Real Estate Inside and Out this Spring

March 13, 2013

Chicago outdoor living trendsIf you’re dreaming of warmer weather, you’re not the only one. With the official start of spring just a week away, many homeowners are scheming up ways to start enjoying both the indoor and outdoor spaces in their home.

Here’s a look at some of the hottest Chicago outdoor living trends for 2013:

  • The lines between inside and outside are blurring with spaces such as outdoor living rooms and screened porches. These areas can function like an indoor room, but with all the benefits of enjoying the great outdoors.
  • Outdoor spaces are becoming a lot less minimalist and a lot more decadent. Put your personal touch on your outdoor space with bright accent pieces and exquisitely detailed furniture.
  • Use eco-friendly and natural materials in order to compliment the organic feeling of these spaces.
  • Fire pits are still a hot topic. These cozy outdoor fireplaces are the perfect focal point for entertaining friends and family on cool Chicago nights.
  • Al fresco cooking and dining brings more excitement to meal time. Many homeowners are installing outdoor kitchens that include everything you could imagine, even the kitchen sink. One of the trendiest outdoor kitchen additions currently is a wood-fire pizza oven, yum!
  • Relax with a good book or take an afternoon siesta on a hanging daybed. This inexpensive seating option has been taking the design world by storm recently, and you can find plenty of cool examples on Pinterest.

Whether you live in a condo in the city or a single family home in the suburbs, you can find ways to enjoy your Chicago real estate both inside and out this spring!



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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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