Outdoor living spaces can be created to serve a variety of purposes. Whether you want ultimate relaxation or recreation, room for dining or conversation, big barbecues, or intimate gatherings, you can design the right space for your household. There is no “one size fits all” approach to outdoor patios and decks. In fact, there are more design options than ever before, and many that provide your outdoor living space with a touch of luxury and striking style. If you want to explore the options available to you, read on for several creative ideas for your future outdoor space.
Outdoor Patio Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of your home, and that applies to any outdoor kitchen as well. An outdoor kitchen is an excellent tool for families that want to cook without missing out on the outdoor conversation. You can bring your kitchen outdoors by designing an outdoor cooking station with all the essentials: countertops for prep, cupboards and shelving for storage, and a grill for cooking. You can also add a mini fridge to stock beverages. If you want to keep it simple, you can stick to adding a charcoal or gas grill and a small bar for entertaining and storage.
Large Patio Doors
Although it may be easy to bring a kitchen outdoors, you will still need to step back inside every once in a while. Patio doors are the key to creating a seamless connection between the inside of your home and your outdoor living space. By adding large patio doors, you can add striking style while making it easy to move between the two spaces. A few stylish examples are:
- French patio doors, for an elegant easy-to-open option
- Bifold patio doors, which can create an open and inviting walkway
- Multi-slide patio doors, which can open up an entire wall with sliding panels
Covered Outdoor Living Space
Adding awnings, gazebos, pergolas, canopies, or screened porches can give you more opportunities to enjoy your outdoor space and keep that outdoor space usable even when bad weather arrives. Additionally, these covered spaces provide cooling shade and protection from the sun on extra sunny and hot days.
Patio Fire Pit
A fire feature on your patio is a great way to encourage people to gather around a central spot. An outdoor fire pit can act as a focal point for your living area, just as a fireplace does indoors. When the sun goes down, you can continue to enjoy your outdoor living space by lighting a fire and gathering around. You can design a wood-burning or gas outdoor fireplace or fire pit to complete your patio design. A permanent stone fire pit can be a beautiful and classic addition to any backyard space.
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