Make More Space
With more and more families choosing to spend their vacations at their own homes, the idea of sprucing up their outdoor living areas to make them more inviting and relaxing is more popular than ever. Home and garden magazines are full of ideas for creating outdoor rooms, from simple porch or patio sitting areas all the way to outdoor kitchen areas that would rival any indoor kitchen.
Your family’s wants and needs should dictate exactly what type of outdoor room you want to create. Then work within your budget to provide the necessary options to bring the room to life. It doesn’t always take a lot of money to turn your outdoor area into a place where you enjoy spending time.
A deck that gradually steps down or up creates multiple areas for entertaining. Designate the functions of each level with furniture. On one landing, add a table and chairs for outdoor dining. On another landing, place chairs and for instance a fire pit to encourage conversation.
Decorate Your Outdoor Space
You can also separate areas by painting a deck floor or by fencing. Privacy fences also help to keep pets and children in and protect from the wind. Trellis walls keep spaces airy while giving vines and hooks a place to hang out and a visual separation. Adding an awning or another type of roofing like trellis also helps defining areas as well as gives a nice shade on hot summer days. Covered deck provides a cozy setting for casual gathering
Another excellent idea is to add built-in planters to provide a separation between two deck levels or just two seating areas on the same level and they add a nice burst of greenery against the wood deck.
Spruce Up Your Home’s Exterior With Color
Throw Pillows, Custom Artwork, Outdoor Wallpaper and Outdoor Rugs create an immediate impact in any space. The internet has a gorgeous collection with a range of materials, finishes, and colors. Many manufacturers carry weather-resistant materials.
Add A Focal Point
To make your outdoor space really special you can add one spectacular focal point. According to architects and designers, that focal point is often one of nature’s two most powerful elements: fire and water. And why not include both of these opposite elements. Outdoor fireplace/ fire pit can extend your outdoor space usage all year round! And the water feature can be small like a fountain or a little pond, or large, such as swimming pool or hot tub.
Buy A Patio Umbrella
A new patio umbrella can not only provide needed shade but also add a sense of style and a punch of color to your outdoor room. Outdoor umbrellas are available in lots of different styles and colors and in both freestanding models and models that fit in the center hole of your patio table.
Get A Nice Barbecue Grill
Another necessity if you plan to cook outdoors is a barbecue grill. You can choose a traditional charcoal grill or a gas grill, depending on your cooking preferences. No matter which fuel source you prefer, there are so many choices available that you should have no trouble finding the size and style you want.
Illuminate Your Space
Last, if you plan to spend time outdoors after dark, you need to make sure that you have enough lighting. If you just want to add a little decorative lighting, one inexpensive option is one of the pretty rope lights or string lights.
During the day you will have all the natural light you need, but to keep the party going after the sun sets you will have to add some light fixtures. For best result add multiple indirect lights such as sconces, candles, lanterns, and landscape lighting. For the safety reasons don’t forget walkways, stairs, and water sources.