Remodeling for Indoor Comfort in the Great Outdoors
January 7, 2016
Patios, decks, outdoor kitchens, special features—these transform your outdoor area into a year-round, multifunctional living space that’s perfect for dining and entertaining. Even a small space can become a soothing, peaceful outdoor retreat with the proper design. Why stay cooped up inside? Extend the livable portion of your home by creating an outdoor living space.
Custom Patios – Patios are a timeless outdoor favorite. Comprised of concrete or brick pavers, a patio functions similar to a deck. But gone are the days of the dull gray concrete slab. Stencils, stamping tools, custom designs and textures, stains and colorants can give a patio the look of flagstone or tile. Tiles and natural stone or flagstone can be arranged and blended by color or style to create beautiful patterns or a one-of-a-kind work of art.
Build an Outdoor Kitchen – Outdoor kitchens have become increasingly popular. An outdoor kitchen can be as simple as a patio with a gas grill station or as elaborate as a full meal-preparation center complete with built-in gas-burner stoves, ovens, refrigerators and sinks. Covered dining areas provide all-weather enjoyment for your guests and family. Custom cabinetry, multiple cooking surfaces and granite islands bring the amenities you typically enjoy indoors, and open up your home for outdoor hosting and meals year-round.
Add a special feature – Other features make your space uniquely suited to your taste and lifestyle. A built-in outdoor fireplace extends the use of your outdoor living area even on chilly nights, providing warmth and a gathering place for cold-weather gatherings. Architectural features such as pergolas or trellises and carefully selected plantings create secluded areas for relaxation. A water feature, such as a pond or fountain, can provide a beautiful focal point. Outdoor lighting can accent special features and provide security. Think all of the comfortable time you can spend enjoying indoor amenities in the great outdoors.
No matter what size yard you have to work with, consulting a landscape architect will ensure you experience the highest quality transformation of your outdoor space. Every high-quality home deserves an equally breath-taking exterior landscape. Give the professionals at Dreamscape Designers a call today to discuss your dreams for your home.