More and more today, homeowners are gravitating to the great outdoors for their leisure and recreation time. Such things as immaculate decks, swimming pools, outdoor entertainment rooms and kitchens have become quite popular. If you would like to convert your outdoor space into something special, read on.
Outdoor Furniture and Decor
When designing your outdoor space, you may be tempted to decorate it with traditional furniture and decor designed for the indoors. However, this is not a good idea. You need to choose weather-resistant rugs, artwork and furniture that are specially designed to withstand all types of weather. This does not mean that you need to settle with bland or otherwise unattractive furniture and decor.
Modern designers offer highly attractive chairs, tables, floor coverings, artwork, lamps, tabletop fountains and even fireplaces for the great outdoors.
The best weather-resistant materials include teak wood, wicker, aluminum, wrought iron, ceramic, stone and plastic. Today’s popular colors are bold yellows, oranges, greens and turquoise.
Outdoor Entertainment Rooms
If you have a large deck in your backyard, why not consider converting it into a fabulous outdoor entertainment room? The best thing about these rooms is that you can make them as big or small as you want. Additionally, you can choose to enclose them or leave them partially open.
You can also choose to add whatever you wish to your outdoor room such as attractive furniture, decor, fireplaces or pits, dramatic lighting and entertainment systems.
Popular areas to create these rooms include near a pool, directly behind your home, in a gazebo or under a tent. These rooms are great for parties or just relaxing with your family.
Outdoor Kitchens and Dining Areas
There is nothing better than enjoying a delicious meal while spending time outdoors with your family or friends. As such, outdoor kitchens offer you the opportunity to transfer all of your food and drinks from indoors to outdoors. From fully-equipped grills and sinks to refrigerators and ice makers, anything is possible when creating your outdoor kitchen.
If you have an outdoor kitchen, you will want to create a comfortable and attractive outdoor dining area as well. You may choose to add a romantic table designed for two or a large set that can accommodate as many as 12 people.
The proper lighting will create a relaxing ambiance for you, your family and guests while spending time outdoors. There are several weather-resistant options for you to choose from to decorate your deck, patio, landscape or outdoor room. Additionally, you can choose between bright or soft lighting depending upon your tastes.
Some of the most popular lighting choices today include LED lights for pools, candles for enclosed outdoor rooms, hanging lanterns, fireplaces, fire pits, fire bowls and solar-powered stake lights for walk areas.
So, there you have it!
After you have created your stellar outdoor space, you can sit back with your family, relax and enjoy the great outdoors.