Outdoor Living, Home Design And More
Outdoor living sometimes is the best way of living. Sometimes the best room in your house doesn’t have to be in your house, or doesn’t even have to have walls. Not to mention is also a great for hosting a party, or even a wedding. The secret to making your outdoors beautiful and livable is defining the space and giving it an identity. Be it porch, patio, pergola, or the pastoral, everyone could use a little fresh air, especially in Arizona. There are a million tricks to creating a great outdoor living space that will make you don’t want to spend time in your living room.
The Front Porch
The front porch is the first room your guests are going to see. Make it just as inviting as what’s on the other side of the walls. Remember, all the furniture doesn’t have to face out. Create an intimate conversation area by grouping comfortable seating as you would in a room. I also love the way the stationary louvered shutters create a bit of privacy from the neighboring house.
Don’t be afraid to use items more typical of the indoors on porches. If the area is well protected from the elements, they can add a greater sense of comfort to the space. The bright colored lamp adds a touch of fun that coordinates with the pillows. Plus, at night the light is much nicer than harsh overhead light. Music always capitalizes on the best view, even if it’s at your feet. A traditional railing with spindles or prep work can block the view of flowerbed, and make a porch seem narrower. By using a glass paneled railing, your eye can go right out to the blooms. As for the floor of your porch, or your patio; there are lots of incredible choices for indoor/outdoor carpeting on the market now, and rugs are a great way to define the seating area on a porch, or a patio and impart a greater sense of comfort. Music types of outdoor seating can go way beyond the bounds of rockers, wicker chairs.
If you entertain a lot and want to spend more time outdoors, an outdoor kitchen will help you combine both interests with greater ease. Whether you have a large garden or a small yard, an outdoor kitchen that is well designed can help you spend time outdoors, cooking and serving food even as you spend time entertaining family and friends. The design of your outdoor kitchen will depend on the space availability, budget, and the types of gathering you plan to host.
Your outdoor kitchen needs a counter top where you can place the grill, ingredients, and trays that will hold the food you want to serve. Granite counter tops are a preferred choice for outdoor kitchens as they are durable and not very easily damaged by exposure to UV rays and moisture. They are easy to clean and maintain.
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