Whether you love to entertain or just enjoy relaxing outdoors, creating the perfect outdoor living space will not only provide you with the additional living space you need but also increase the value of your home. So what can you do to transform your backyard into an outdoor living space you can enjoy for years to come? Consider the tips listed below.
Consider Protective Structures to Separate Your Space
Creating a well-defined area for your outdoor living space can create a more room-like atmosphere that separates it from the rest of the outdoor space. When creating the separation, consider whether or not you will need protection from the elements such as sunshine or rain. If you want to keep your space more open and don’t need any protection from the elements, you can create a colorful perimeter by surrounding the space with arches and trellises with climbing plants. If weather is a factor, you could consider a gazebo or awning.
Add Some Light and Warmth
If you plan to enjoy your outdoor space in the evening, you will want to add some additional light and heat to your space. An outdoor fire pit can create a unique ambiance while adding enough heat to take the chill off on cool nights. Citronella torches and candles can also create some ambient lighting and help protect you and your guests from mosquitos.
Create a Mood With a Relaxing Water Feature
Not only do water features add beauty to an outdoor space, but they can also create a peaceful ambiance. If you have a larger space and enjoy water wildlife, then installing a pond and waterfall can be a unique addition. For smaller spaces, fountains may be the best option. Fountains provide you with a lot of versatility as you can choose from simple stone creations to more ornate tiled designs.
Make the considerations above when designing the ideal outdoor living space for your backyard area to create a one-of-a-kind space for entertaining, relaxation, and family fun. Need some help turning your outdoor living space dreams into reality, Field of Dreams can help. Contact us today to consult with one of our knowledgeable designers.