home improvement

Creating An Enjoyable Outdoor Space


Instead of spending time inside the house all the time, consider creating a custom outdoor room that features the best of both worlds. You’ll have the protection of the walls and the ceiling so that you stay comfortable in all types of weather, but you’ll also reap the benefits of basking in the sunshine as most outdoor rooms have large windows on all sides. There are a few ideas to think about if you aren’t sure exactly what kind of design you want for your room.

Entertaining With Friends
Take your meals outside to enjoy them with family and friends when you build an outdoor dining area. With the larger windows, the natural light will accent the foods that are served. An idea for furniture is to use a wooden table in a natural oak with matching benches as the color is highlighted by the sun. You could also go with a rustic theme by building a fireplace or a wood-burning pizza oven made of bricks.

Escape To Comfort
Design an outdoor room with picture windows, relaxing colors and a ceiling fan so that you can enjoy the sights of the outdoors while talking with family and friends or spending time alone. If your home sits on a hill or overlooks a body of water, then consider building a balcony with the outdoor room for amazing views of the scenery.

Fireside Enjoyment
Your outside area doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. You can create a beautiful area that can be enjoyed by pouring a concrete floor space and building a fire pit in the center or along the side. A fire pit is a popular trend in outdoor designs. It allows for staying warm in the fall and winter and is an ideal way to enjoy being outdoors in the summer season as the flames can help keep mosquitoes and other bugs away.

Gameroom Fun
If your children enjoy games or you like hosting a game night with friends from time to time, then turn your outdoor room into the ultimate game area. You’ll want to enclose the room so that the wind doesn’t blow away pieces of board games and so that you’re comfortable while playing. You’ll also want to make sure there is an electrical connection to the room for video games or music. Add a few oversized chairs or a couch for seats to relax on while playing and a coffee table to use as a gaming surface.