Whip Your Outdoor Area Into Shape

Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer

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No matter if you've got a tiny balcony or a huge yard, we'll help you maximize your outdoor space so it fits your personality and matches your summer style!

  1. 1. What's Your Dream Outdoor Space? Research & Plan!
    Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
  2. 2. 10 Weeks to a Dream Outdoor Space: Lists, Supplies and Planning
    Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
  3. 3. Top Tips & Inspiration: Cleaning & Repairing Your Outdoor Area
    Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
  4. 4. How to Light Your Outdoor Area
    Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
  5. 5. How to Shade Your Outdoor Space (& Maximize Its Privacy!)
    Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
  6. 6. Never Go Inside: How to Create Your Outdoor Area's Atmosphere
    Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
  7. 7. Beyond Bug Spray: Our Favorite Ways to Keep Insects From Crashing Your Outdoor Fun
    Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
  8. 8. How to Cultivate a Wildlife Habitat in Your Outdoor Area
    Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
  9. 9. No Yard, Balcony or Porch? How to Enjoy the Outdoors at Home Anyway
    Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
  10. 10. No More Excuses! Answers to What's Keeping You From Enjoying Your Outdoor Space to Its Fullest
    Apartment Therapy's Guide to the Perfect Summer

Visit the Guide to the Perfect Summer main page for links to all of the posts published so far.

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(Image credits: Adrienne Breaux; Thayer's Modern Beachy Apartment; Stacey Brandford for House Beautiful; Thayer's Modern Beachy Apartment; Joey and Gerard's France Meets California Mountain Cottage; Casey's Crisp & Contemporary DC Digs; Carly Bishop; Shutterstock; Juan Enriquez / Samer's 1930's Streamline Moderne Apartment; CB2; Janel Laban)

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.