How to Extend Your Living Space Outside Perfectly
With summer fast approaching, it’s time to look at how you can make the most out of your backyard during the warmer months. There are a large number of options available for extending your living space outdoors. Read on for some great ideas on how you can maximize the potential of your outdoor living space.
1. Heat It Up
If you want to take relaxation to a whole new level outdoors, a hot tub is an ideal way to achieve that. Regular hot tub use is associated with a variety of health benefits, including lower stress levels.
You can install a hot tub on your deck or patio near your house or create a separate oasis in your yard by erecting a pergola or gazebo to go over your spa. Not only does this give you protection from the elements, it adds a lot of character to your space.
Other hot tub installation ideas include building a deck around your hot tub, or installing a sunken spa with steps or stonework around it. You can add some character with pots of plants and flowers or by planting a garden.
2. Light It Up
Nothing adds a touch of elegance to your backyard space like the right lighting. There are a number of options for achieving a sophisticated look. If you’re on a tight budget, consider hanging string lights or lanterns.
If you have more wiggle room, you can consider pendant light fixtures, landscape lighting or moonlighting. Pendant lights are both functional and classy hung from a covered porch, veranda or gazebo.
Landscape lighting takes advantage of low-voltage lights to enhance your yard’s architectural elements. For instance, you could highlight an arbor or other structure, a favorite garden or even stone pathways. Moonlighting is similar, but the lights are mounted on trees or pergola roofs to shine down on your space.
3. Live It Up
If you’re feeling bored with the same old patio layout, you can shake things up a bit by regrouping furniture into different conversation areas. Create an outdoor living room with a sofa, chairs and a table and a separate eating area with an outdoor dining table and chairs. If you don’t have a covered porch, an umbrella offers some much-needed shade for your outdoor dining room. Don’t be afraid to change up your chair and sofa cushions as well. You can change the look of your entire patio or deck simply by switching the pattern or color of your cushions. Some warm throws and cozy pillows are also a nice touch for those days when there’s a nip in the air. You can anchor the space with an outdoor rug that complements the hues in your cushions.
4. Fire It Up
Nothing lends warmth to an area like a fire pit. Available in a wide variety of different styles, a fire pit adds a beautiful focal point to your patio or deck. Be sure to choose a fire pit that complements the style of your outdoor living area whether that is modern or more traditional.
Group some comfortable chairs around your fire pit and enjoy backyard campfires all year long.
Jacuzzi Outdoor Living
Are you planning a backyard renovation this spring? Our experts at Jacuzzi Outdoor Living can offer advice on how to extend your backyard space, no matter what your budget. Whether you need new patio furniture, patio chairs or patio umbrellas, we can help. Drop-in at our Orange County showroom for a visit or to shop our range of outdoor products.