If you’ve got the room for it, you will live in your home’s outdoor space during the summer. When done right, they can be the perfect balance of both a relaxing space to unwind and an area to entertain friends and family, all year round. Your outdoor space should be an extension of your indoor living space, giving you even more square footage to enjoy. You can incorporate many design elements into your outdoor space to make it as functional as possible, as well as a welcoming and aesthetically pleasing area.
There’s nothing like dining alfresco on a warm summer evening or even during lunch in the spring and fall. Your outdoor kitchen can be whatever you want it to be, based on the type of food that you enjoy. You can have everything you need in your outdoor kitchen, including a beer or wine fridge, a sink, a large grill, or even a pizza oven. An exterior home remodeling professional can help you with a custom design that fits your needs.
You want to enjoy your outdoor living space for as many months of the year as possible. A sunroom or screen porch will bring the outside in, allowing you to still feel the breeze and hear the birds while being protected from the elements. If it’s raining out, or slightly cooler, you can still entertain guests in your sunroom. It will keep out bugs, so if you’ve got food or drinks, you won’t need to worry about them getting into everything.
Heated swimming pool/jacuzzi
Having a pool in your outdoor living space is enjoyable for guests of any age. They provide a space to float around and relax in, do some light exercise, and play games with friends and family. You will get the most use out of a heated pool since you won’t need to rely on hot, sunny days to use it. If you’re not much of a swimmer but still want to relax in the water, consider getting a jacuzzi. You can use them even in the middle of winter, and they are great for entertaining friends.
Easy to maintain plants
If you’re not an avid gardener, it may be tempting to avoid plants entirely and stick to just grass in your outdoor space. Many plants are easy to maintain, requiring little to no work to thrive and flourish in your garden. Plants can instantly transform your outdoor living space from a basic backyard to a beautiful oasis. Have a look for some of the easiest plants to grow in your yard.
Fire pits are another great addition to an outdoor living space. There’s something very tranquil about sitting around a fire on a warm spring or summer night. They are also great for entertaining friends and sitting around chatting or having sing-alongs with the kids. There are various fire pits and bowls that you can install based on the look and style you are going for. Choose an option that flows with the rest of your outdoor space design.