outdoor living space

How To Create The Perfect Outdoor Living Space

Creating an outdoor living space is one of the smartest decisions every homeowner can make. Whether you have a big patio or are working with limited space, you can create a perfect outdoor living space for you and your family to enjoy. 

From outdoor kitchens to bonfire pits, outdoor living spaces are a great way of enhancing your exterior design and adding more social features to your home. 

Not only does it complement and enhance all the effort you have already put into your indoor areas, but it also allows you to have the possibility of increasing your ROI in your home. 

In fact, a well-designed patio can add 8%-10% to your home value and you can earn an ROI of 80% in this investment.

So, if you are looking to create a beautiful outdoor living space and make a good business move, keep reading for all the tips and tricks you might need. 

Think About Your Aesthetic

Before you start thinking about buying things or contracting a landscaper, make sure that you understand what you want your outdoor living space to look like. 

One thing to keep in mind is that your outdoor space should be an extension of your indoor space, therefore, it should all flow together and make sense, inside-out. 

This means that everything from the layout, to outdoor furniture, and greeneries should all align and work well together. 

Plan the Layout 

Once you have decided on the general aesthetics of your space you can start thinking about the layout. Ask yourself questions like… 

  • Where is the garden going to go? 
  • Are there going to be hardscapes involved? 
  • Will you need new furniture? 
  • Do you want a firepit? An outdoor kitchen? 
  • How much can realistically fit in your space?

All of these are great questions to consider when starting to think about the layout of your outdoor space. 

Think About Covered Outdoor Living Spaces

There’s nothing worse than being uncomfortably hot at an outdoor gathering in the dead heat of summer. Or being too cold to enjoy your outdoor space in the winter. 

You want to be sure your outdoor living space can be utilized no matter what the temperature is, so consider what type of coverage you might want to have for the seasons.

For example, a covered patio area will serve you well in all seasons. Traditional roofing is a more pricey option, whereas sailcloths, canopies, awnings, outdoor blinds, and large umbrellas are cheaper choices that also offer some protection from sun and heat. 

Try to incorporate your garden into shade solutions if you can, too. There’s nothing like the shade of a large, leafy tree (and the hint of a breeze) to keep your living space cool in summer!

Shade or coverage solutions can also provide a measure of privacy for your outdoor living area, so it’s worth investing some time, effort and money into finding the perfect option.

Outdoor Kitchens 

Outdoor kitchens are popular additions, and most experts estimate that homeowners with kitchens in their outdoor living spaces will break even on the investment when selling their homes.

According to Absolute Outdoor Kitchens, homes with outdoor kitchens can potentially see an ROI between 100% and 200%. 

Make sure that when deciding whether or not to build an outdoor kitchen you have enough space to make cooking easier rather than more of a hassle. This addition to your outdoor space can be a great focal point not only for the social aspect but also for your outdoor design. 

Make sure that if you are planning on selling your home in the future, you are not adding unnecessary items that might end up being more expensive upfront and diminishing value in the long run. 

Talk To A Professional 

Now that you have written down all the “wants” for your outdoor living space it is time to contact an expert. 

While it might not seem necessary at first it is important for you to talk to a professional to know what is actually possible for your outdoor space. 

This is always a great step to take before making any large investments because they will be able to assess the situation and guide you on what the first steps should be. 

Professionals like Summit Landscape will even help you select the best plants, greeneries, and materials that accomplish your vision. 

Summit Landscape 

Turn your landscape into a beautiful, accessible area that people can gather to relax, entertain, and enjoy the fresh air. From granite, slate, concrete, brick, and more, At Summit Landscape, we have the materials and the skills to help you bring your dream patio to life.

Take control over the shape, stability, and functionality of your landscape. From gravity walls, green retaining walls, anchored walls, stone steps, and more, we have a wide range of material options for you to choose from.

It’s time to make the most out of your landscape so you can relax, entertain, and enjoy the leisure of indoor living right under mother nature’s sky.

However, if your dreams are a little larger, we can help you design and install even the most intricate of landscaping elements. 

We offer a wide range of materials, and our experienced team has the skills to execute even the most elaborate of designs. We’ll help you achieve the best results possible, all while achieving your goals on budget and on time.

Connect with us today to see how we can help!