Amenities to Include in Your Outdoor Living Space
Outdoor living is becoming more and more popular with homeowners. Outdoor living is an extension of your indoor space, providing you with more space outside to entertain guests, cook and eat with family or friends, or simply providing you a place to start or end your day by enjoying your coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. You can easily create an outdoor living space by adding a deck, patio or 3/4 season room to the front or back of your home. If you are considering doing this, you may be curious what amenities you should include to make your outdoor living space come to life. Here are some of those amenities.
Depending on how you plan on utilizing the space and who you plan on utilizing the space with, you may wish to install a shade option. If you plan on spending a lot of time outside or you have young children or older family members, shade is important. Items such as a pergola or retractable awning can help to shade the space, allowing you to use it more frequently.
A Fire Source and/or a Fountain
If you are looking to add interest and style to your outdoor living space, consider adding a fire source, such as a fire pit or outdoor oven or a fountain or water feature. Both options can make the space feel more tranquil and can add that extra wow factor that really makes your space feel like it is so much more than just a deck or patio.
An Outdoor Television
More and more people are adding an outdoor television to their outdoor living space. This allows you to watch sporting events outside or put on a movie for your kids on your outdoor patio. Consider what time of day you plan on utilizing the television most and make sure you select the right spot to reduce glare.
Anytime you are creating an outdoor living space, you want to ensure that there is enough lighting. You want to add things such as string lights, step lights or even floodlights. This helps to ensure you can see who you are interacting with while you are outdoors, and also ensures everyone can see where they are walking after the sun goes down.
Finally, you want to finish off your outdoor living space with outdoor furniture. If you plan on eating outside, a dining table may be appropriate. If you plan on entertaining or hanging out, a seating set may be a better choice. Always be sure to select furniture that is made from outdoor materials and weatherproof fabrics to ensure the furniture can withstand the outdoor elements and last.
Deciding to add an outdoor living space to your home can provide you with more usable space. This can come in handy if you enjoy entertaining and hosting parties, or if you simply want to enjoy the beautiful weather outside more frequently. Here at Quality Craftsmen, we can complete all of the home renovation projects you desire to make your home everything you have dreamed of and more. We specialize in interior and exterior renovations throughout the East Cobb area that are perfect for aging in place. We’ll help you create a space that you’ll love for many years to come.