The last year has given us all an opportunity to see how valuable and useful our outdoor spaces really are. As we spend more time at home and expand our living and work areas to accommodate a new shift in lifestyle, our outdoor environments can become an exciting and beautiful extension of our indoor living space.
An extended space or a detached addition
As you examine the options for extending your living spaces outdoors, one of the first decisions will be whether to create an extension of your living room or kitchen that is part of your home’s structure but also open to the outdoors, or to create a new, freestanding space detached from the home. Outdoor rooms can create a seamless transition from inside to outside with glass doors, screened areas and a common roof line with your house. Pergolas and other detached structures can create a new and unique living area anywhere on your property.
Form and function
How you plan on using the new outdoor space will be a significant factor in how your space is designed and outfitted. Will you be cooking and dining outside, watching TV or just reading and relaxing? Will you need climate control, a/v, cooking appliances or just comfy furniture? A well designed outdoor space can easily accommodate entertaining, exercising, dining, quiet meditation or even work from home opportunities.
Design and materials
The sky is the limit when it comes to creating your dream outdoor room or pergola. Wood timbers or sleek metal components can create very different designs for a trellis style pergola. Stone and hardscape can create a rustic or refined feel for an outdoor room. Working with an experienced designer can help your new outdoor space accurately reflect your vision and match closely with your home’s architecture or the feel of the landscape.
The design professionals at Terry’s Landscape specialize in helping our clients create the outdoor experience of their dreams. Contact us today to get started on your next outdoor upgrade!