With more and more homeowners trying to maximize their home’s living space, it is no wonder home construction and renovation companies are recording record profits. But by assessing what you have and with a little creativity, new living and entertaining spaces can be had without spending thousands of dollars.
Late winter and early spring are great times to assess how space is used in your home. Often, decks and patios go unused or underused. Places you wouldn’t normally think of for use in entertaining – flat, shady spots in the yard, for example – may also lie empty. Many times, there are ways you can create “backyard retreats” in these underused areas without much trouble or cost, and truly bring the “indoors out.”
One such way of designing your new patio, deck, or garden living space is with a furniture grouping that matches aesthetically. Furniture that looks as if it belongs together can help bring unity to your new “outdoor rooms.”
Another way to expand your outdoor living space is to create a sheltered area that can work in different seasonal conditions. A retractable fabric awning is a great, affordable choice for creating a covered area on your deck or patio, and can keep your outdoor “room” cool in the sun, and dry in the rain. Another great option is a patio cover, which can act like a permanent “gazebo” to keep your outdoor space dry and cooler whether or not the space is directly adjacent to your house.
A third, and very popular, option is to consider a sunroom. Sunrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and Lifestyle is THE expert specialist in creating additional living space to suit your needs.
Whatever option you consider, take some time to give Lifestyle a call and let us know what you’re thinking of. Our design experts will be happy to sit with you and work out a plan that will guarantee you make the most of your outdoor living space and your budget!