Outdoor Living Areas in Phoenix: A Rewarding Undertaking
It can also be invigorating to step out of the limits of the interior of your home and spend some quality time outside, especially during the milder weather.
However, spending time outside doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your home’s interior creature comforts. With a few small modifications you can make your outdoor living space comfortable and inviting.
Turning a yard, patio, porch or other outdoor area into a functional living space can be a rewarding undertaking, and can help expand your living space to the outdoors. Whether it’s for the front yard, the backyard, or both, here are some ideas for outdoor living spaces:
- Create a central gathering point. The main objective of having an outdoor living space is, obviously, to spend more time outdoors. Designing a central point for your space can make outdoor gatherings with friends and family much more social and enjoyable. Whether it’s a bench, couch or even Adirondack chairs, well placed seating, can help make any outdoor living space more inviting. Focal points don’t always have to be furniture, though. You can organize your outdoor space around anything from a bar, outdoor kitchen or even a water feature. Or, if you have a green thumb, the central point can be an herb garden or a flowering tree. The key is to effectively use the space you have in order to get the most out of it.
- Add warmth and appeal. An element of fire can instantly transform an otherwise ordinary space into one that is inviting, cozy and warm. A backyard fire pit feature can be as inexpensive and basic as a hole in the ground, or it can be as elaborate as a marble gas-fueled fireplace – it simply depends on your budget. Another popular and attractive option is the chiminea, an outdoor fireplace that has a short chimney.
- Build a water feature. While a fire can bring warmth to an outdoor space, water can provide a soothing sound and an overall dimension of cool tranquility. Water features can take all different forms, from store-bought fountains to cascading waterfalls. Koi ponds — small garden ponds filled with colorful fish — have become very popular in outdoors design because the fish have the ability to transform almost any setting into something a little more exotic.
- Use outdoor products. If you’re serious about creating and maintaining an outdoor living space, be sure to invest in products that are made for the outdoors. For example, if you’re furnishing a deck or patio, look for weatherproof furniture that can withstand direct sunlight, wind and rain without fading or rotting. Believe it or not, properly waterproofed wood or metal benches can survive for years in the rain without sustaining damage.
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