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Spring Spruce Up: Outdoor Living Design Ideas for Your Owner-Built Home

By April 2, 2024April 10th, 2024Uncategorized

Spring has sprung! The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up, and it’s the perfect time to turn your attention to your outdoor living space. After all, the owner-built masterpiece you created likely wasn’t meant to be enjoyed solely from the inside. Imagine relaxing on a cozy patio after a long day, hosting barbecues with friends and family, or simply enjoying a cup of coffee while surrounded by the beauty of nature. An inviting outdoor living area can significantly enhance your enjoyment of your home and become an extension of your living space.

But where to begin? This blog post is packed with inspiring ideas to help you transform your outdoor space into a functional and stylish retreat.

Assessing Your Space

Before diving into furniture and décor, take a good look at the outdoor area you have to work with. Consider these factors:

  • Size and Layout: Measure your outdoor space to determine how much furniture you can comfortably accommodate. Sketch a basic layout to visualize traffic flow and designated areas for dining, lounging, or entertaining.
  • Sun Exposure: How much sun does your outdoor space receive throughout the day? This will influence your choice of furniture materials and shade solutions.
  • Privacy: Do you have any privacy concerns? Consider fencing, strategically placed plants, or privacy screens to create a cozy and secluded feel.

Creating Your Outdoor Oasis

Once you’ve assessed your space, it’s time to unleash your creativity! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Patios and Decks: These can serve as the foundation of your outdoor living area. Consider comfortable seating arrangements, like sectionals or conversation sets, along with a coffee table or side tables for drinks and snacks. String lights or lanterns can add a touch of ambiance in the evenings.
  • Dining Al Fresco: Create a dedicated dining space with a sturdy outdoor dining table and comfortable chairs. Imagine enjoying meals under the open sky with friends and family.
  • Conversation Areas: Tuck away a comfy hammock or swing chair for quiet afternoons with a book. A loveseat or a couple of armchairs with a small side table can create a charming nook for intimate conversations.
  • The Grill Master’s Domain: For the grill enthusiasts, designate a grilling area with a high-quality grill and prep space. Consider built-in storage for grilling tools and condiments for added convenience.
  • The Finishing Touches: Accentuate your space with colorful throw pillows, outdoor rugs, and potted plants. A water feature can add a calming element, while strategically placed wind chimes create a whimsical touch.

Built Green Custom Homes: Your Partner in Outdoor Living

While this blog post provides ideas, creating a functional and beautiful outdoor living space can involve planning, budgeting, and finding the right materials. That’s where Built Green Custom Homes comes in! We understand the unique challenges and rewards of owner-built construction. We offer a variety of services to assist you in enhancing your outdoor space, from design consultations and material selection to recommendations for reliable contractors and suppliers.

Contact Built Green Custom Homes today and let’s discuss how we can help you transform your outdoor area into an extension of your beautiful, owner-built masterpiece.

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Dennis Celsor