More and more homeowners are looking for ways to spend quality time with family and friends outdoors this summer and outdoor living is fast becoming a popular design trend for homeowners in Greater Los Angeles and San Jose in 2017. If you are thinking about remodeling or reviving your outdoor space, the design experts at Future Vision Remodeling have providied the following tips to help you get creative in your own backyard areas.
Invest in Quality Outdoor Furniture
Purchasing high quality outdoor furniture makes the most sense from an investment perspective. Look for pieces that are durable and heavy that can withstand the Mediterranean inspired climate found in many areas of California. Other considerations include purchasing fitted furniture covers that can be placed over the furniture when it is not being used. Store cushions and other items inside when they are not is use. Taking the time to care for your furniture will keep it looking its best all year round.
Room Extension; Connecting Your Indoor & Outdoor Living Spaces
Consider opting for a design that connects your indoor and outdoor living space to take advantage of the outdoors all year round. A covered deck can add protection from the weather while allowing you to effortlessly move food and drinks from one area to another. Fully expandable doors are a design feature which will help to add to the indoor/outdoor flow while an outdoor bar can become either the focal point of the space or a discreet addition.
Outdoor Living Area Return on Investment
Decorating with good quality furniture will make your outdoor space look and feel as comfortable as your indoor area. Carefully designing your outdoor area can make your home feel more spacious by giving you room for eating, relaxing and entertaining. Many features found inside your home can be used in your outdoor living space such as a fireplace, good lighting and a well-designed floor plan. Design your outdoor living area as an extension of your interior space.
Build a Banquette Booth or Include a Built In Outdoor Kitchen Bench Seat with Storage
Maximize your outdoor space with custom designed built-in seating; you can add your own personal touches with outdoor cushions, pillows, and rugs to make the area comfortable and inviting. Your professional design team and master craftsman will design and build a well-constructed space with custom built-in seating that can be enjoyed by family and friends year after year.
Hire a Professional Design Build Contractor & Construction Firm
Depending on the scope of your project, you may decide to do some of the work yourself but why DIY when you can have a professional tackle all the hard work for you? Grading landscapes and directing water away from your property for example requires a professional as does designing and constructing a retaining wall or drainage system. Remember your outdoor space will add value to your property and hiring a professional will ensure that the work is completed correctly the first time.