Outdoor living spaces are increasingly popular in today’s world. As our social circle grows smaller, out of necessity, we need a comfortable spot to lounge outside and enjoy the company of our close friends and family. Outdoor living spaces are perfect for those serene morning moments or celebrating a big event with food and fun. An outdoor living space can complete a home. There are many things to consider, such as hardscape design, when thinking about your dream outdoor luxury living space.
What Is an Outdoor Living Space?
An outdoor living space is a place that allows you to be outdoors while protecting yourself from the elements. They have grown in popularity in recent years and become increasingly extravagant to the point where many have even begun referring to them as “outdoor rooms.” Whatever you decide to call it, outdoor living space is a great place to host company or to be alone with a book and your thoughts. A well-designed outdoor space is a welcome addition to any home.
Outdoor lighting is also going to largely depend on how you anticipate using your outdoor space. If you plan on only using your space during the day, you will not need lighting for the nighttime or early morning hours. A fireplace might emit sufficient light for the rare occasions you’re outside past dark in a situation like this.
If you know you plan to spend evenings and nights in your outdoor space, you will want to invest in more permanent, bright, and customizable lighting options. We recommend installing permanent fixtures into the ceilings. This is a great time to install any ceiling fans you might want to add. If you want bright light without installing permanent fixtures, then there is a wide range of choices when it comes to outdoor string lighting. String lights look great, put out plenty of light, and the best part is, they don’t require a lot of energy to power.
If you plan on cooking any meals outside, then you should consider installing an outdoor kitchen space. This can range from a single standalone grill to a full-blown kitchen with a cooktop and sinks. Many people also install a bar in their luxury outdoor living spaces. If you plan to host family gatherings and parties, an outdoor kitchen is a great choice for your luxury space.
Entertainment is what makes an outdoor living space. This is where you get to plan all your audio, visual, and gaming pleasure needs. During this phase of designing your outdoor living space, things to consider are a sound system, TVs, game tables, and any other form of outdoor entertainment your household enjoys.
Padded lounge furniture is a great option for those that plan on using their space to relax with a coffee or a cocktail and enjoy their company or the company of solitude. If you plan to spend a large portion of your time in your outdoor space, you may want to consider incorporating a wider range of furniture such as dining tables, kitchen islands, or counters. Consider the following options for your outdoor living space:
Design Your Dream Outdoor Living Space with Valley Landscaping
Once you have your luxury outdoor living space designed, it’s time to call in the experts at Valley Landscaping to put your plan into action. Contact us today at 410.983.6261 to schedule your free consultation and quote.