Gone are the days when outdoor life consisted of a small patio or deck and a few pieces of outdoor furniture. Today's outdoor spaces are a great addition to any home and make it easy to expand the use of your home. Custom outdoor living areas can be designed to serve any purpose you wish, and they are also a huge selling point if you ever decide to put your home on the market.
Dual-purpose outdoor spaces
One of the most popular trends in outdoor living areas is creating a space that works well for relaxing at home with the family and is also designed for entertaining. For instance, you may decide to install a large outdoor kitchen for hosting parties and events but incorporate a separate area into the design for quiet evenings at home. These smaller areas may contain a water feature or firepit and comfortable seating for those times when you just want to relax at home.
Activity-focused outdoor areas
Whether you enjoy playing golf or pickleball is your passion, a new trend is to incorporate your favorite activity into your outdoor design. Pickleball, basketball, and tennis courts are popping up in backyards across the county. It is also possible to create a small golf course in your backyard if you have the space.
Fun ideas for families
If your family loves movies, you can create an outdoor cinema area complete with a large movie screen. You can also have a fun playground designed for the kids with features added, such as a large slide that can be enjoyed by adults too. You may also decide to design an outdoor gym under a pavilion or add a serene outdoor oasis to use for yoga and meditation.
Garden focused areas
Both practical and pretty, gardens have long been a part of backyard designs, but today's gardens are more than a plot of ground to grow a few vegetables. It is not uncommon to see a beautiful garden designed under an open-roof pergola that incorporates in-ground or raised beds and hanging containers for growing a variety of plants. Plant walls are also popular and can be a fun way to grow flowers and vegetables vertically to maximize the space in smaller yards.
Summer is the perfect time to contact a contractor and begin planning your perfect outdoor living area. Whether you want an outdoor living space that is simple and serene or elaborate and elegant, there is no limit to what you can create in the space surrounding your home.
Contact a local contractor to learn more about custom outdoor living areas.