In recent years, one area of the home that has received a great deal of focus and attention is the Outdoor Living space. Once just a part of the backyard and garden, the outdoor area may have a barbeque and several pieces patio furniture. However, with modern designs that incorporate the outdoor space as an extension and addition of a living area, the potential is endless.
Here are some outdoor ideas to get started when you plan your new home build:
Outdoor entertainment centre
With roofs, ceilings and walls that can protect an outdoor area from the weather and elements, you can transform an outdoor space into an entertainment centre. Electrical outlets and wiring can be incorporated in your floorplan design, so you can hang up a flat screen television and install lights or fans in the area. Enjoy your favourite movie, TV show, or simply relax in a living space surrounded by nature.
Outdoor kitchen and dining
Nowadays, you can feature a complete functioning kitchen in the outdoors. Gone are the days where the patio has just an unsightly barbeque grill, now you can install stovetops, bars, grills, sinks and refrigerators. Imagine the possibilities in which you can entertain and impress guests at your very own house parties! Outdoor furniture has also come a long way to complement the dining aspects of the area, with visually appealing styles and materials that are specifically designed to withstand exposure for outdoor use.
Outdoor firepits and fireplaces
Enjoy the outdoors all year round – the outdoor living space is not only for the warmer seasons, you can continue to maximise the use of the space in colder months by incorporating heating elements such as fireplaces and firepits. With a wide array of firepits and fireplaces of different shapes and sizes to choose from, you can truly customise the style and theme of your outdoor area. From the traditional, rustic look to a sleek modern style complete with feature walls, you can create a cosy living space to spend fond evenings by the fire with your family and friends.
For more ideas on how you can maximise the use of your Outdoor Living space, we invite you to experience our brand new Showhome – LINCOLN, which features a unique fully enclosable alfresco area. Now Open Thu to Sun 12-4pm (162 SOUTHFIELD DRIVE, TE WHARIKI, LINCOLN).