Your home’s outdoor space is an extension of your home. It functions as the gathering spot for late afternoons and weekends, family barbecues, and personal downtime. How your outdoor space looks is a reflection of how much you value it as leisure and social space.
If your patio space is composed of a couple of lawn chairs and a portable grill, it is time to seriously consider a redesign of your outdoor space. Your patio or backyard redesign can be simple or extravagant. You could do it on a modest budget, or go all out if money is no object.
The bottom line is what you want the space to be. Before retaining the services of a contractor, landscaper, or Atlanta pool builder, take a look at these suggestions of what to do with your outdoor space.
A Master Plan
A master plan for your redesigned outdoor space helps you visualize exactly what it will look like when finished. Most people have vague ideas of a redesigned yard or patio. A master plan allows you to consider how the different parts will come together before you start work and allows you to manage the project over time. You will also be able to determine if what you have in mind can be accomplished.
Style and Function
A key factor in the redesign of your outdoor space is the function it will serve. Knowing this will help you determine the style of the furnishings for the space.
If what you have in mind is space for entertaining, an expansion of the patio may be a solution. Lush landscaping adds a welcoming appearance and projects social appeal. A deck or gazebo, or a seating area paired with a fire pit or fireplace, can accentuate the space, but plan carefully where to build to ensure efficient use of the entertaining space.
Consider your home’s outdoor decor when picking out furniture for your redesigned space. It should be functional yet attractive to guests. A stylish deck is inviting to visitors, but don’t just add a couple of plastic patio chairs. Spend your money on fashionable lounge seating with matching cushions.
Outdoor kitchens and grilling areas are popular as deluxe outdoor spaces, many experts say. Grills are bigger, built with sturdier materials, and are pleasing in appearance as well as functional. Appliances like sinks and refrigerators have been modified to withstand outdoor use year after year. An outdoor kitchen is a unique way to express yourself as a chef as well as a host.
Water is central to any successful outdoor redesign project. It can be as simple as a recirculating fountain that projects warmth and a relaxing mood. If money is no object and you have the property space, consider pool construction. A pool, hot tub or spa is the ultimate investment for your home’s outdoor space.
The goal behind every outdoor space redesign is to create a relaxing retreat. Planned and executed right, it can be an extension of your home as well as social and entertainment space. An expert contractor, landscaper, or Atlanta pool builder can help you with your master plan so you can get the project done right the first time.