So – with winter hopefully behind us, spring is the time to think of your outdoor property as an extension of your living space. Plan in the spring and you will ensure a great summer getaway at your own home.
Here are some ideas to think about:
- Create focal points for socializing with seating, re: sofa areas, dining areas, built in seating on deck, bar stools around kitchen area (everyone loves to gather ‘round the chef).
- Create eye appeal with colorful plantings and planters that flower throughout the summer season as well as the perennial greenery that is a design staple.
- Use outdoor area rugs to define space and create an outdoor “room”.
And . . . . . . . . . . . . if you’re lucky enough to have the space and funds, build your own pool house! Here's one which includes a full kitchen and bath, fireplace and T.V. and comfortable seating located at poolside. It is an all year ‘round “destination” hang out room that adds a new dimension to a stay at home getaway!