Embrace the space: year-round outdoor living spaces

December 13, 2023
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Gone are the days of outdoor living spaces being limited to warmer months here in Ohio’s Miami Valley. With some creativity and planning, you can transform your backyard into an oasis that can be enjoyed throughout the year. 

Whether you want to relax, entertain or simply connect with nature, here are some tips to help you design a year-round outdoor living space.

Create a Sheltered Area

Install a sheltered area to make your outdoor space usable in all seasons, such as a covered patio, pergola or retractable awning. These structures provide protection from the elements, allowing you to use your outdoor living spaces during rainy or sunny days. You can also install outdoor heaters, a fire pit or fireplace to keep you toasty during colder months.

Outdoor Living Spaces Sheltered Area

Include Versatile Elements

Consider elements that will make your outdoor living space adaptable to different activities and seasons. For example, you could install a built-in grill or an outdoor kitchen for barbecues, a pool for fun and fitness, or a hot tub for year-round relaxation. 

Remember to include storage solutions in your outdoor remodel to keep your space clutter-free and easily transition between different uses.

Add Lighting for Ambiance

Outdoor lighting isn’t just functional but also sprinkles a touch of magic around your space. Illuminate the area with a combination of task lighting, such as strip lighting or spotlights, and ambient lighting, like string lights or lanterns, to create an inviting atmosphere. 

Proper lighting is essential for enjoying your backyard space during the evening and enhancing the overall ambiance.

Celebrate the Beauty of Nature

No outdoor living space is complete without the presence of nature. Incorporate plants, flowers and trees as part of your landscape design. You can trust our professionals to choose plants that grow well in Ohio’s climate and require low maintenance. Consider a vertical garden or hanging planters to maximize space and add visual interest.

Design Outdoor Living Spaces You’ll Love All Year

You don’t need to live somewhere with year-round warm weather to spend time outdoors any time you want. By adding a sheltered area and adding lighting, versatile elements and more greenery, you can appreciate the beauty and serenity of your backyard through all seasons.

Download our free Outdoor Planning Guide and embrace the joy of a year-round outdoor living space. Ready to start an outdoor renovation project? Reach out to discuss your ideas with our team. 

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