Lifestyle is often about friends, entertaining and enjoying your own space, and where better to do that than in your own private oasis? With just a few easy and affordable alterations, you can turn your outdoor space into resort style living by creating the perfect outdoor room. Here are four ways to do it.
By adding a shaded structure to your home, you create the ultimate outdoor zone that can be utilised regardless of the weather. This is the perfect option for households with children or regular entertainers. One of the most effective ways is to build a patio onto your house, so you can simply extend your living zone, with a seamless flow from indoors to outside. Somewhere accessible to the kitchen is ideal so you can entertain with ease.
If a patio isn’t feasible, pavilions also provide a great option, particularly if used to capture a view in your garden or overlook the pool. Companies such as AdaptIt are adept at assessing your needs and constructing the perfect patio, pavilion or decking for your property to suit your needs and the style of your house.
Decking goes a long way when it comes to extending the living areas of your home and creating an inviting feel, particularly in two-storey properties. But they don’t always have to be connected to the house itself. A raised decked area in the backyard as a focal point creates a great zone of interest and extends the useability of your yard. Couple it with umbrellas in summer or a shade sail and you have the perfect laid-back feature.
Why not embrace a Mediterranean feel and create a paved outdoor living zone? Couple it with some landscaping, feature gardens, umbrellas or even a trellis with grape vines and you have your own personal villa feel to complement your home.
An outdoor living area isn’t just about structures, it’s also about landscaping. Make your outdoor room more inviting by landscaping your garden, resort style. The area should have a nice vista and lead you into the garden beyond, whether that’s a terraced lawn area with lush tropical plants or small palms that mark the corners of your structure. Don’t forget to add pot plants as they bring green into your living space.
Something as simple as a quality outdoor setting or sun lounges can take your outdoor room from bland to brilliant. And don’t be afraid to dress the area as you would inside your home. Employ colour through cushions and table decorations. You can continue the scheme from inside your home or reflect the garden beyond. You can also use outdoor rugs and wall art to really tie an area together and give it a sumptuous feel.
In recent years the outdoor room has become a huge feature of modern living. By improving or creating your own special area, you add to the value of your home and the quality of your lifestyle. Odds are you will find yourself frequently drawn to this comfortable area that is your own private paradise.