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Three Things To Consider When Designing Your Outdoor Space


Three Things To Consider When Designing Your Outdoor Space

When designing your outdoor space, it is essential to consider multiple factors. By taking these into account, you can create a functional and aesthetically pleasing. From lighting choices to furniture inspiration and composite decking options, here are eight things to keep in mind when planning your outdoor area.

1. Utility

Whatever you can dream up, you can build. So before shopping for patio furniture or picking out color swatches, consider the primary function of your outdoor space. Is it the ideal backyard entertainment zone? A place to watch and play with the kids? Or a sanctuary for relaxation and reflection?

How you plan to use the area will affect many of the decisions you make. For example, if using the space for hosting gatherings or parties, you’ll want to consider seating arrangements or add an outdoor kitchen or bar area.

2. Space and Scale

The size of your outdoor space will affect the overall look and feel. For example, if you have a large backyard, you can experiment with larger pieces, such as oversized benches or a fire pit. You can also have the area farther away from the house, creating a more natural look and feel.

If your area is smaller, you’ll need to make decisions to maximize the space and create a comfortable atmosphere. For example, choosing furniture with hidden storage or selecting plants that don’t take up too much room. Smaller areas are also great for mixing and matching different furnishings styles to create a unique look.

3. Weather-Proofing

Living in an area with unpredictable weather is no excuse for not having an outdoor space. You can make your place comfortable and usable in all conditions
by selecting suitable materials. Think about investing in furniture made from materials that won’t fade or rust in the rain, and look for pieces with drainage holes so water can quickly escape.

Also, take into account any extreme temperatures your area may experience and choose materials to help keep you comfortable no matter what. For example, lighter-colored fabrics will reflect more heat away from you during hot summer days.

Jacob Lindsey

Jacob is a home remodeling guru having worked over 15 years in construction in Reno, NV, mainly focused on home renovations. He likes taking ideas from his clients and making them a reality.

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