It already feels like spring is here, and mild weather makes for excellent outdoor living. Outdoor living areas are one of the hottest home design trends because they create an extra living space where families can go for a change of scenery and some fresh air. There are many options when it comes to outdoor living additions, and these are just a few of them.
Add a Structure
The first step in upgrading your outdoor living space is to build a structure that can offer shelter and a great aesthetic. There are several options, including a custom shed that’s designed for comfort or entertaining, a gazebo, or a pergola. You could also have a beautiful patio installed with an awning, trellis, lattice, or even a custom cover built from wood or designed with outdoor fabric. This space is an extension of your home, so you can use inspiration from your interior design to help you build the perfect outdoor structure.
Design a Paver Walkway
Once your structure has been designed and built, it’s time to set down some paths. Setting down paths creates an easy-to-identify way for you to get to and from your outdoor structure, and it adds to the overall aesthetic of your outdoor space. Permeable pavers are excellent for the environment and good for your property. They typically come in concrete, brick, and natural stone. Finding the right material that will go well with your outdoor area’s design can go a long way in giving your property a luxurious feel.
Set Up a Fire Pit
The days have been warm, but nights tend to be cool year-round. A fire pit can range from a simple metal piece that can be purchased at any hardware store, or you can have a permanent fire pit installed right on your patio for a custom look that is guaranteed to wow every guest. These can be built with custom seating as well, creating a comfortable and cozy space for everyone to gather around the fire.
Splurge on a Swimming Pool
This is a major investment, but a swimming pool is worth the cost in so many ways. Swimming has been shown to improve both physical and mental health, making it one of the more beneficial activities you can do to heal your body and mind. They are great for low-impact exercise, and they are a gathering place for family and friends to get together and have a good time while playing pool games.
Don’t Forget the Lights
No matter how you upgrade your outdoor space, don’t forget to add outdoor lights. Outdoor lighting is essential to any landscape design. They illuminate paths and add a design accent that makes your landscape and outdoor living area really pop. They’re also important for safety, especially if you intend to use the space at night.
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