Maximize the use of your outdoor space by transforming it into a fun and comfortable area which suits your lifestyle. Here are 5 tips to reclaim your outdoor space and have a space that addresses your needs.
- List down all the features you want in an outdoor space.
This helps you assign ample space for that feature. It can be having a reading nook, meditation corner, a spot for the fire pit, or a vantage point where you can conveniently survey your garden. This also helps you prioritize which features are the most important according to your outdoor lifestyle.
- Be creative in finding out which outdoor space to use.
Aside from your front or backyard, you can also transform your side yard, and rooftop into a great outdoor space. Each space has its own charm and limitations so take those into consideration when designing your outdoor space.
- Define the living area with a raised deck.
A deck clearly delineates the area for outdoor living and garden while still promoting a smooth indoor-outdoor transformation. A deck gives you a level surface for an outdoor space that can be used as an outdoor living room, kitchen and even a dining area.
- Protect your outdoor space so it will be functional all year round.
Install a patio cover such as an awning, pergola, umbrella, or even extend your roof line to make the area accessible regardless of the weather. Have enough seating under it to make the space functional even during rainy or snowy weather.
- Install a privacy screen.
Despite being out in the open, still protect your privacy with a convenient trellis or vertical garden of small potted plants. This gives your outdoor area enough cover while also still allowing you to enjoy doing activities in your outdoors away from prying eyes.