Yes, it is already that time again; tomorrow is the 4th of July. A time that marks not only the birthday of this great country, but maybe the largest annual pilgrimage to backyards in the US! This is the day that hits you the hardest if you have an inadequate (or non-existent) outdoor living space. It is also the day you are left wishing you would have moved ahead with plans to enhance your space sooner, for many homeowners it will be a day full of “I should have’s” and “I wishes.” Alas… all is not lost– there is still time to make your backyard wish come true and still plenty of summer to enjoy it!
When you do make the decision to move ahead with your outdoor living space plans, there are many beneficial elements to consider. There are key elements to focus on when creating an outdoor living space. These elements will be sure to bring your backyard beauty, and the serenity you are looking for in an outdoor space. They will also guarantee many successful outdoor celebrations in the future.
- Key elements for backyard bliss:
Plenty of seating areas – One of the main reasons homeowners create outdoor living spaces is to engage friends and family for great entertaining. A comfortable, well-placed seating area will make your space more inviting. Seating can be accommodated a number of ways, from designing separate functional areas spacious enough for your outdoor furniture, to built-in seating such as integrated bench seating on your new deck. Even stairs of a deck can be designed to double as additional seating when in a pinch. The key to a successful outdoor living design is to never overlook the obvious when it comes to seating!
Plan for cooking space – Cooking outdoors is a great way to spend those summer holidays, like the 4th of July or Labor Day. Having an outdoor kitchen available makes holidays like these a perfect time to invite friends and family over for a barbecue. For larger spaces we can design a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio can design a custom outdoor kitchen that includes the same components that are found in the best interior gourmet kitchens! These include a grilling station, warming drawer, ice maker, sink and refrigerator. We are also your local dealer for the Big Green Egg, and since the Egg comes in 5 different sizes we can easily integrate this versatile outdoor cooker into any outdoor cooking space, large or small!
Don’t forget a covered spot – having a roofed structure, such as a porch or screened porch would allow you to rest easy regardless of the weather. If clear skies turn to rain during an outdoor celebration, a covered or screened porch would prevent guests from having to run inside or perhaps leave early. Having a screened porch would mean you could relax during the summer evenings and enjoy the setting sun as your ceiling fan keeps you cool in your bug-free space. When the sun beats down on your fun, a porch, or even a pergola can provide a shady spot to cool off!
We are in the midst of summer, and as we head into the 4th of July weekend, our outdoor spaces become the seasonal heart of our homes. If you haven’t built the outdoor space you’ve always wanted, now is a great time to do it. Remember: summer isn’t over for two more months.There’s still enough time to plan a Labor Day celebration your family, and friends will remember.
If you haven’t made plans to build your outdoor dream space yet, call us now so you can finish the summer season in style. Let your family and friends get excited about your outdoor space this season. Let this year’s Labor Day celebration be a taste of what they can expect next year. If next winter is like our last one, being able to look out at your planned outdoor living space and thinking about the good times ahead may make this winter feel a little bit warmer too!
If you are considering an outdoor living space addition in your backyard, we can provide one that meets and exceeds all your expectations of a what a custom outdoor structure should be. Contact Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (937) 848 – 7040 or
(513) 897 – 2040 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”
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