As the winter moves out, and the warmer months are setting in, families and homeowners are getting ready to get out and enjoy the lovely
weather. There is nothing more exciting than a cook-off or dip in the pool when the sun is out. Here are some great landscape design ideas to get you ready for the outdoors.
It is a well-known fact that spending time in nature and greenery can boost well-being, relaxation, and health. Depending on your lifestyle and budgets you can consider a wide variety of landscape options.
From pools, patios, and decks, to outdoor kitchens, barbeque areas, and open-air dining and seating spaces can make wonderful additions to your garden and outdoor landscapes.
If you are outdoorsy family or you love hosting people, extending your activities to the patio and garden area can add a change of scene and provide a wonderful ambience to your parties and get-togethers.
Pools are a great addition to homes, especially in the summer months. It makes a great play area for the kids and adds a significant value to your property in the long run. If budgets permit, you can even consider a swim-up bar – where family and friends can savour drinks and enjoy the pool all in one! Deck chairs and lounge chairs can be great for sun-bathing and hosting a large number of people around pool areas. Keeping in mind current sustainability trends and regulations help ensure you that there are no water shortage problems in your area before investing in a pool.
If you are big on hosting people and have an active social life, an outdoor space that is landscaped and properly planned can do wonders. It adds extended space for larger events and can add a create change of scene especially in the pleasant months. Comfortable outdoor furniture, gazebos and deck areas with landscaped plants and flora will charm all your guests. Make sure furniture is comfortable and resistant to the elements of nature.
Many people enjoy cooking, and it is also a great way to host and entertain people. Ranging from a small portable grill to an entire cooking range, there are a wide variety of additions that you can make for outdoor cooking. Ensure you create a safe area for your outdoor kitchen and there is a specific demarcation for cooking, dining and socializing.
Portable cook tops grills will give you flexibility in terms of choosing a location and also are ideal for small backyards or patios. If you stay in an area where the weather is pleasant most part of the year, and you and your loved ones are crazy about barbeques and dinners under the open sky, you can consider investing in a permanent setup with a cooking range, outdoor refrigerator and beautiful wooden or concrete countertops.
Consider sturdy, comfortable and durable materials for your outdoor furniture. Based on the look and feel of your outdoor landscape you can choose classic wicker furniture. Wicker matches beautifully with the greenscapes of your house.
When you have a young family and outdoor kitchen you can consider simple picnic table style benches in your garden area. Dot your outdoor pool or garden area with garden umbrellas. These will add splashes of colour and provide shade and protection when required.