Too often, people limit their living space at home to the rooms inside when it is possible to create a fun, relaxing outdoor living space perfect for entertaining or just enjoying nature. If you think it is too difficult to create the perfect outdoor living space, just follow these four tips and you’ll have the perfect outdoor paradise for friends and family to enjoy.
Start With a Plan
Just like with any remodeling project, it is important to start with a plan. Look over your outdoor area to see where the best location for a living space would be. Do you want the ability to soak up the sun’s rays or are you seeking a nice, shady spot to enjoy some peace and solitude? Once you know what you want, put your plan on paper. Be sure to take accurate measurements and layout your options on paper as best as you can. This will help keep the entire project running smoothly.
An outdoor fireplace is an excellent addition to any outdoor living space. There are many different options available today for outdoor fireplaces, including large, bold natural stone fireplaces all the way down to small, wrought iron fire pits. Add a few garden benches, some chairs with soft cushions and lighting for a cozy, romantic outdoor space where friends and family will enjoy gathering.
A living space outdoors would not be complete without an outdoor kitchen. You can make the kitchen as elaborate or as simple as you choose. Your outdoor kitchen can consist of a simple barbecue grill with surfaces on each side for preparation or it can include refrigerators, sinks with running water and even traditional stove elements so that you can cook an entire meal outside if you choose. Surround the area with natural stone for a rustic look.
Stone Décor, Garden Space and Lighting
There is no question that stone décor adds an elegant yet rustic look to any outdoor living space. Use levels of natural stone in a garden area, planting vines or other flowers that can hang over the stones. Custom stone pergolas are a unique addition to any garden space or outdoor living area or consider adding a fountain so that you and your guests always enjoy the soothing sounds of trickling water. A stone table is also a welcome edition in an outdoor living space. If you have the space, consider adding a stunning balustrade to create a focal point outside your home. Of course, it is also important to have the right type and amount of lighting in your backyard sanctuary. There are many options for outdoor lighting, including solar panels or fixtures that will keep your outdoor living area illuminated properly.
It is time to move outside the four walls of your house and begin enjoying the great outdoors. An outdoor living space allows you to entertain guests surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. Flemington Granite is here to help you with all your outdoor living needs. Visit us today! Call or fill out their contact form. One of their helpful, friendly staff members will contact you as soon as possible and get you started on creating that perfect backyard paradise.