An outdoor living space remodel can redefine the possibilities of what a backyard can achieve. In the last decade, homeowners have been thinking outside the box when it comes to the outdoors. Traditional patios and decks have transformed into functioning living areas complete with kitchens, fireplaces, and seating areas. Innovations in home remodeling have had a major impact on what outdoor living spaces can accomplish. However, homeowners are taking it a step further. Why spend time and resources on a living space that can only be used during spring and summer?
Many homeowners are customizing their outdoor living spaces to be used year round.
During the spring and summer, an outdoor living space should be built to keep you protected from the sun, wind, and insects. For privacy and protection during the warm months, you can use a pergola and shading slats to keep out direct sunlight. Pergolas have gained in popularity over the years. In fact, most outdoor living spaces now commonly combine aspects of a deck, patio, pergola, arbor, trellis, or gazebo. Ceiling fans, outdoor kitchens, lighting, and comfortable seating options are also the perfect complement to a warm weather outdoor living space.
For cold weather use, your outdoor living space should keep you warm and comfortable. You can use gas or LP radiant heaters to keep out the cold air, while you enjoy fall and winter. Other popular options include outdoor fireplaces or a fire pit that provides both function and aesthetics. Layout is also key to the success of a year round outdoor living space. Position your spa or hot tub so it’s closer to your back door. You’ll definitely appreciate the shorter walk to your hot tub during wintertime! The pergolas and shading slats that give protection in the summertime will also help keep out the snow and freezing winds of winter.
With over 45 years of experience, the experts of Southwestern Remodeling have the talent and skill necessary to complete your outdoor living space remodel. Give us a call today and start the conversation!