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5 Tips for Planning Your New Outdoor SpaceMarch 18th, 2021 | by Admin Deck Experts | in Outdoor Living Space | 0
The popularity of custom outdoor living spaces is rising dramatically. A large number of homeowners want to enjoy outdoor living spaces, especially now that many of us are staying home as much as possible.
Designers and architects are very eager to engineer creative ways that satisfy homeowners. Transitions, plumbing, privacy, heating, and gas lines are all elements that should be considered.
Below are our top five tips for creating a great custom outdoor living space.
1. The outdoor space should be eye-catching
Many homeowners want the outdoor living space to be a fantastic place for recreation or relaxation. Outdoor rooms are excellent in creating extra entertaining space.
Furniture such as chairs and couches create a friendly seating area. Inviting table or a television act as a focal point that draws people into one area. Make it beautiful.
2. Consider privacy
Every individual has a different degree of privacy that he or she prefers. Privacy and security are important factors you need to consider when coming up with an outdoor living space.
A few things to consider for enhancing backyard privacy:
- Hanging greenery
- Privacy screens
- Location in yard
3. Light it up
You should consider how you will light your outdoor space after sundown. If there is a power outage, solar-powered lighting is a reliable alternative that creates stunning ambience.
If you will need electrical lines run outside, then it's better to plan ahead and install them at the beginning. Also, do you need lighting on stairs or pathways?
4. Plan for the weather
You must have a plan in place for all different kinds of weather which include the following: sunshine, rain, hail, wind, and snow. The furniture or the décor that you place outside should withstand all these kinds of weather. Indoor furniture is not a good idea for an outdoor living space.
Also, do you need a space to store cushions over the winter? Think ahead.
5. Think about different kind of activities
You need to think about what you will be doing in your space. Different people like to cook, eat, chat, and have fun outside. Will you want a big outdoor kitchen? Fireplace? Do you want to play badminton? Bocce ball? Soccer? Gymnastics? Yoga?
Think about these things now before you build your new deck or custom outdoor space. Then contact us to help you.
Deck Experts, based in Surrey, BC, are professional deck builders with a long track record of success. We offer free estimates and long warranties, and can build or fix any deck around.
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