With the temperature rising, it’s time to plan an escape from everyday life in your home. Outdoor living spaces like patios and decks offer the perfect solution for this!
A well-designed space will invite you to unwind and reconnect with friends and family. Simple design elements such as trellises or water features can add interest and style.
Adding a Water Feature
Water features in outdoor living spaces like patios or decks can be an effective way to add aesthetic value and create a tranquil atmosphere. Whether you choose a fountain, pond, waterfall or other water feature, the focal point of your landscape design will be water – making it sure to wow guests with its unique appeal.
Royal Creations can assist you with designing and installing a water feature that will make your patio or deck an inviting spot to spend time.
The sounds of rushing water can be soothing and even lower your blood pressure. Additionally, having a fountain or pond in your backyard helps reduce noise pollution from nearby neighbors who may be loud.
Adding a Pergola
Installing a pergola is an affordable way to transform your outdoor living space while providing shade. This is ideal for homeowners who want to extend their outdoor living area and maximize the amount of time spent outdoors.
Pergolas can be constructed out of a range of materials, such as wood, metal, prefabricated structures and fabric. Not only are they cost-effective to construct but can be tailored to match your home’s style and needs.
They can be constructed as a DIY project or by hiring an expert for design and construction. However, it’s essential to plan and place your pergola correctly so you get the most from your investment.
Adding a Hammock
A hammock is an excellent addition to any outdoor living space. Not only does it provide a way for you to unwind after a long day, but it can also reduce stress and anxiety levels.
Hammocks come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and styles so you can find one to fit your space perfectly. Some are lightweight and portable for camping trips; others feature weather-resistant materials perfect for outdoors adventures.
A gathered-end hammock is ideal if you have children or want to use the hammock frequently, as it’s easier to sit in and deeper than other styles. Plus, having feet at the gathered end keeps them from getting tangled up in rope.
Adding a Fire Pit
Enhancing an outdoor living area such as a patio or deck with fire pit is the ideal way to make it even more inviting for entertaining. Not only do these accessories add warmth, but also romantic flickering light that can change the ambience of your backyard.
Fire pits can be fuelled by coal, wood or propane/natural gas; it’s essential to select the appropriate one. Furthermore, when using a wood-burning fire pit you must also ensure that any surrounding areas are free from leaves, dry brush, pine straw and any other flammable materials.
When choosing a fire pit, shape is another factor to consider. Most are circular, but square-shaped designs can fit in smaller areas and offer an updated aesthetic.
Adding a Social Front Yard
By adding a social front yard to an outdoor living space like patio or deck, it can make it even more inviting for social gatherings. Furthermore, this is an excellent chance to get to know your neighbors better and create stronger bonds.
Landscaping company Yardzen has experienced a rise in requests for optimized front yards as homeowners strive to foster relationships with their neighbors. Lisa Lenhart, director of design for Yardzen, notes that physical distance socializing has become increasingly popular over the past few years.
The best designs make social or functional spaces feel like natural extensions of the front yard, instead of like disconnected fragments. This can be accomplished with consistent planting and limited obstructions that would obstruct sightlines and circulation. Additionally, keeping edges open with few obstacles that would obstruct sightlines are essential elements in creating successful designs.