Now that people are spending more time at home than ever before, they are choosing to invest in building outdoor living areas, sprucing up their existing ones, and even drastically changing them. The fact is, we all get tired of looking at the same surroundings day in and day out, so if you’re bored with the way things look, it’s time for a change! Creating an aesthetically pleasing place to relax outside is a project the whole family can enjoy, which makes it even more special once it’s complete.
Consider these popular designs, then add your own flair.
Here are five of the most popular outdoor living designs that are finding their way into people’s hearts when they step out of their homes.
Fabric isn’t just for furniture and tablecloths. We go outdoors to escape the walls that restrict our view of nature, but many people are now adorning their decks with curtains or sheers. Not only do they give the space a classy feel, but they provide a sense of privacy and help block the sun and wind. While white is the most popular choice, any color will do. If you’re replacing your furniture, go with curtains that will compliment your new cozy seating. Adding a pergola makes hanging curtains a breeze!
Bring a little life to your deck! Adding plants and water features to your deck will take your relaxation to the next level. Imagine listening to the soft gurgling of water as you’re watching birds and butterflies flitting about, and maybe a frog or two serenading you. This type of design isn’t difficult to accomplish once you know the types of plants that grow in Kansas City (zones 5 & 6) that will attract songbirds, hummingbirds, and pretty pollinators. No matter if you choose to have a koi pond, a water garden with a fountain, or a rock waterfall, it can be built into the deck or beside it to ensure you’re gaining maximum enjoyment. Don’t forget to add a couple of bird feeders to entice feathered friends–especially hummingbirds! You may even want to add a fire pit to your deck, so you can observe wildlife during chilly evenings.
It’s not a deck—it’s an outdoor living room! Another popular way of escaping the constricting feel of walls is to design your outdoor living space with the same features as your indoor living room. This is easy to accomplish when you add a roof and a fireplace. Or maybe you want your deck to feel like a kitchen… no sweat!
The year ‘round staycation! There’s no need to hop on a plane when you can walk outside and into your very own oasis or ski lodge. Now that homeowners are working from home, these outdoor living designs are hotter than ever!
All-season rooms are all the rage! These types of outdoor living spaces will always be popular. Not only do they provide year-long enjoyment, but they add a considerable amount to your home’s value.
Now’s the time to enjoy the best that Kansas City outdoor living has to offer!
As you can see, there’s more to outdoor living than just patio furniture and a grill. Homeowners are thinking outside the box and achieving greater happiness because of it. Feel free to use these ideas or combine them to create your ideal outdoor relaxation location!
If you’re ready to have an amazing outdoor living space that adds substantial value and unique beauty to your home and property, give us a call at 913-206-1974 or contact us online today! We’re eager to help you create the RIGHT deck at the RIGHT price!
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