Creating Your Outdoor Living Space

Custom outdoor living spaces tend to be a staple in Hill Country custom homes. These spaces can include outdoor kitchens, patios, garden paradises, greenhouses and more. Outdoor living spaces upgrade the look and feel of your home while also improving the function of your backyard. When customizing your outdoor living space, keep in mind these tips:

What is Your Goal?
You must first decide on the main function of your outdoor living space. If you plan on using this space for cooking, a patio with a built-in outdoor kitchen should be on the top of your priority list. Looking to entertain guests? Make sure you have plenty of furniture and space.

Consider Comfort
Your outdoor living space should be relaxing and comfortable. Make sure it is a space you will want to spend time enjoying. One way to ensure this is to furnish with comfortable furniture including plush cushions. You can provide protection from pests and weather by installing retractable awnings and/or screens. These will also add versatility and comfort to your outdoor living space. If you enjoy sitting around a fire, you may want to incorporate an outdoor fireplace or firepit.

Lighting has the ability to make a big difference in the look and feel of a space. Although you will receive natural light, you also need to plan for utilizing your space when it is dark. You may consider using an integrated lighting system with multiple settings that you are able to control the amount of light at different times of the day. Another thing to consider is incorporating fans with your lighting. This will help airflow if your space is enclosed.

Decorate with a Theme
Once you have designed your space you can focus on a theme for decorating. Decide on your dominant color and secondary or accent colors. Then use these colors when accessorizing your outdoor space and even in your landscape design.

Be Creative 
Outdoor living spaces can be created anywhere in your backyard. These can be attached to your home as a patio or even under a gazebo in a separate part of the yard. If you enjoy gardening, you may want to consider a greenhouse or a garden space. Another popular feature to incorporate in your outdoor living space is a pool with a deck or patio.

There are nearly endless possibilities for customizing your outdoor living space for your custom dream home.  They can be a fantastic addition to your custom home design. Contact Craftmaster Custom Homes today and let us help you design the outdoor oasis of your dreams.