Planning Your Outdoor Living Room

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Outdoor Living Area & Kitchen installed in Lancaster, PA

Outdoor Living Area & Kitchen installed in Lancaster, PA

Your First cause of action when planning your outdoor Living room is to decide how you’ll be using your outdoor living space. Are you looking for a quiet retreat in your backyard or a place to party and entertain? Determining some of these factors ahead of time will help you and your designer visualize your space.

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Outdoor Living Area installed in Morgantown, PA

You can create multiple areas for separate outdoor activities and plan for good traffic flow in between. Having areas dedicated to cooking, eating, and relaxing and conversing.

Amazing Outdoor Living & Entertaining Area installed in York, PA

Amazing Outdoor Living & Entertaining Area installed in York, PA

You’ll Also want to take mother nature into consideration. The elements can sometimes throw an unexpected dilemma into your outdoor fun. Provisions for incorporating some type of roof structure, as well as heating or cooling elements are essential in ensuring your outdoor entertaining continues.

Poolside Outdoor Living & entertaining Area installed in Hershey, PA

Poolside Outdoor Living & entertaining Area installed in Hershey, PA

Pergolas or pavilions can help to filter out sun or rain and can also be lit with low voltage lighting to keep your party going well into the evening hours.

Pond-side Patio & Entertaining Area installed in Dillsburg, PA

Pond-side Patio & Entertaining Area installed in Dillsburg, PA

If your neighbors are close by you’ll probably want to consider some sort of buffer for privacy and to drown out some of the noise. Typical options would be to install fencing or a landscape buffer with larger trees and plants possibly mounded up.

Outdoor Living Room Installed in Lancaster, PA

Outdoor Living Room Installed in Lancaster, PA

Take note of the views not only from outside but inside your house as well when planning your outdoor space. You’ll want the room focused in such a way that the most attractive areas of your property are front and center. Also take note that nothing is blocking your view from inside your home as well.

Outdoor Kitchen Area installed in Morgantown, PA

Outdoor Kitchen Area installed in Morgantown, PA

Make sure to outfit your outdoor living space with attractive and comfortable furnishing. You’ll want it to feel like an extension of your home, and just as comfortable and relaxing as your living room or den. It should look and feel just like any other room in your home.

Outdoor Kitchen & Dining Area installed in Lancaster, PA

Outdoor Kitchen & Dining Area installed in Lancaster, PA

Outdoor fire features and heaters can be added to supply heat during the colder months to make your outdoor living room usable for all four seasons. For the spring and summer ceiling fans can be added to outdoor structures like pergolas or pavilions to help keep you cool.

Outdoor living & Dining Area installed in Reading, PA

Outdoor living & Dining Area installed in Reading, PA

No matter how you plan on using your outdoor living room there are tons of option available to fit your families wants and needs.

Outdoor Living Area installed in Lititz, PA

Outdoor Living Area installed in Lititz, PA

 

Poolside Outdoor Living Area installed in Lancaster, PA

Poolside Outdoor Living Area installed in Lancaster, PA

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Author: Bobby Kenyon

Bobby Kenyon is the Creative Solutions Guru for C.E. Pontz Sons who has over a decade plus experience in the Landscape & Water Garden industry . He enjoys long walks on the beach and grocery shopping but has a strong dislike for regular cake and non brand name paper towels

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