Making good use of outdoor space is like having a home addition that is good for your health and is a good investment. Design that allows a flow from indoor to outdoor living space is considered good use of outdoor space.
Even in areas of the country where it is too cold to be outdoors, you can still have an enclosed porch or outdoor area that is covered.
Outdoor living space can help you to reduce stress and relax. Being surrounded by trees and nature boosts the immune system and keeps symptoms of depression at bay. You can create a retreat, or a place to entertain and unwind with friends.
Your investment in renovating your outdoor space can pay off. The current trend is to utilize outdoor space for living space, and that is what is sought after by home buyers.
More and more home owners are making outdoor home improvements, and outdoor renovations cost less than indoor renovations, so you can save money.
Here are seven ways that you can improve your outdoor living space:
1. Connect Your Indoor and Outdoor Space
Make sure there is easy access to your outdoor living space. Even if you are inside, you should be able to see the outdoor space. Not just with a large window, but with a sliding glass door.
2. Build a Privacy Wall
Besides providing privacy if your neighbours are too close or if you feel that anyone can see what you are doing, a privacy wall can also incorporate any unique style elements you wish, such as ivy.
3. Use the Whole Space, Including Vertical Space
Decorate using different levels to create distinct areas. Use wood or metal steps to connect these areas. Use tiling to define the different gathering areas for your guests.
4. Construct a BBQ Station and Dining Area
A BBQ station can be customized so that BBQing is a snap, with everything at your fingertips. You can take it to the next level by having an outdoor kitchen, featuring stove tops, small refrigerators and even beer taps!
An adjoining dining area makes serving food convenient and can even be a gathering place for your guests.
5. Add a Fireplace
When the nights get chilly, people will love to gather around the fireplace to keep warm and share stories.
An important but often forgotten touch that will improve your outdoor space and make it more comfortable and safer for your family and guests is lighting. Hang string lights or install small accent lights that will help people navigate garden pathways or use them to illuminate a design element you’re proud of or a special tree.
7. Easy Furniture Touches
An outdoor rug can define a space, and a sectional couch can be set up to become a cozy hangout. Have chairs that match your outdoor aesthetic. You can easily update or change the look with throw pillows.
Improve your outdoor living space with these tips, and make the most of your outdoor living!