I think it’s safe to say as soon as the warmer weather hits, we all want to invite people over for BBQs, start up the fire pit, and lounge in the sun or pool with a drink in hand. This may be just the place to start when it comes to remodeling your home for Spring. Here are some different options to freshen up the yard and patio area:
Get ideas/find out what you want – Look at the outdoor space you are working with to get a vision of what you want. What colors you want to go with, the amount of extra space you have, the number of people you normally have over and accommodate, and so on.
Patio Furniture- If you’re bored with your current patio furniture, think about painting for a fresh new look, and change out the cushions. Or maybe it’s time to start over with a whole new set that fits the look and feel you are going for, and the space you are trying to fill.
Outdoor Kitchen– Create an outdoor kitchen area around the barbecue grill with a mini-fridge, drawers for utensils, cabinets for storing supplies, counter space, and maybe a bar area. Having a contractor or professional patio remodel service build this for you is the best way to create the look you want within the space you have.
Create Shade- If you live in Central Oregon, you know the sun and heat can be brutal. And if you don’t have overhead shade, think about building an outdoor pergola for a covered patio. Not only do they create the perfect amount of shade in the summer, they also protect the patio from the winter months as well.
Outdoor Lighting- The right lighting in the patio area really brings the whole look together. Whether you are going with string lights, or bigger covered hanging lights, these set the mood for a great summer evening.
Fireplace/Firepit- Depending what you have room for, a small firepit or a larger outdoor fireplace completes a cozy evening. You can sit around it and chat with family and friends, or roast marshmallows and make s’mores with the kids.
Use benches for extra seating- These can be tucked aside until you need them. Just pull them out and around the patio for extra seating with pillows or cushions for your guests. When they are not being used, you can use them to hold plants and flowers for extra decoration.
Water Features- If you have a pool already, think about sprucing it up with a small waterfall or fountain, or replace the tiles around the pool for a fresher look. If you don’t have the room or want for a pool, think about adding a small water feature, like a waterfall or pond for an outdoor oasis in the yard. There’s nothing like the sounds of a backyard waterfall on summer evenings.
An outdoor patio remodel can take on many different forms. You could get a new custom deck made from different materials than your existing patio. Maybe it’s something as simple as adding an outdoor tv to your sitting area. The extent of your backyard remodel is up to you, the homeowner.
Once you finish your outdoor renovation, give us a call to help with your next indoor project. Our interior design experts will help you every step of the way. Contact us today!