Your backyard oasis is where you sit and relax after a long day at work and where you spend most of your weekends as you are hanging out with family and friends. Since you are spending so much time outside, we recommend that you incorporate these five items into your backyard oasis.
Low maintenance materials
Pressure treated wood may be less expensive than composite materials, but it takes a bit of work every year to keep it looking its best. Composite materials are practically maintenance free and never warps, splinters, rots or cracks.
Lighting is important on your deck and the paths and walkways that lead up to that space. We recommend installing path lights to brighten the walkways, stair riser lights to illuminate your steps, and spotlights that show off your plants. Sconce lights and railing lights can be used as ambiance lighting. Spotlighting or more focused task lighting can be useful, especially if you have an outdoor kitchen.
An outdoor kitchen will ensure that you never need to leave your outdoor space to prepare a meal. In the past, outdoor kitchens have consisted of a grill, but now many homeowners are building full-service kitchens in their backyards. If you decide to do this, you can install a refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, ice machine, oven, cabinets, counters, and even a beer and wine cooler.
We all use technology and while it would be nice to get away from it every once in a while, you’re going to want it on your deck. You can build an entertainment center that will keep your television and other electronics safe from the elements. Imagine sitting on your deck and watching a game or listening to music and being able to control all that with the touch of a button.
Yes, we know that everyone has furniture on their decks, but we recommend that you include a few unique pieces in this space. Not every piece of furniture has to match and you can change the style of your backyard oasis with a few key pieces.
Added Functionality Equals Added Usability
These five things will change how you use your backyard oasis quite a bit. You will find that you can spend even more time in this space and this is always a good thing, especially when the weather is so nice. We’ve helped many homeowners create amazing outdoor living spaces that add functionality and usability to the entire property. Our outdoor living spaces serve as kitchens, entertainment, and much more.
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Call us at 404-939-2201 to discuss your options or to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.