Considering Your Plans for Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor Living SpaceOutdoor living spaces are extremely popular in this part of the country. That makes sense, as it is the perfect way to take full advantage of the incredible views and warm climate we enjoy in this area. This is also a smart way to expand your living space without putting on an addition or otherwise changing the footprint of your home.

You have many options as to how you can design and arrange your outdoor space, and what you want the finished result to look like.

As with any major design or home remodeling project, you want to start by analyzing the available space. Take measurements to determine the area with which you will be working. Consider the surrounding landscape, and decide if you want to work within that framework or if you need to remove or crop any of the nearby greenery.

Then you want to identify your main goals for this outdoor living space, and how you plan to use it. This will dictate the specific elements you need to work into your design plan. For example, if cooking is a major part of your social life, you may want to think about investing in an outdoor kitchen. If more casual get-togethers are closer to your style, custom-designed barbecue area might be a better fit.

Property owners who intend to use their outdoor living space as a place to escape and unwind at the end of a tough day can increase the tranquil nature of the space by incorporating a water feature or a shady area that might be a good spot for a nap.

If you will be using this outdoor space for entertaining or family gatherings, you want to be sure to plan to allow plenty of seating space. Fortunately, you have a lot of options here. There may be ways to creatively utilize the natural surroundings for this purpose, such as by taking advantage of stone walls. You can also establish casual setting areas around a fire pit or other main feature of the space.

With so many possibilities and different approaches, it’s no wonder that it’s easy to design a totally unique, customized outdoor living space that is completely your own. RW Remodeling has years of experience in designing great outdoor living space, and we would love to handle this project for you.

Scott Wallace Scott Wallace (753 Posts)

Scott Wallace has a passion for design and architecture. He founded Habitat Renovations as an offshoot of his two furniture store businesses, Thingz Contemporary Living and Boulevard Urban Living, with the goal of providing a broader range of design and construction services to his clientele. Scott and his wife Susie have been serving homeowners in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area for 15 years. Habitat Renovations merged with Republic West Remodeling in January of 2019.


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