Because of the warm temperatures during spring and summer in Texas, many people love nothing more than spending time outdoors during their off hours, whether relaxing with the family or entertaining friends. As experienced custom home builders in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area for decades, we know the importance of well-designed outdoor living spaces.
Here are a few suggestions to help ensure your luxury outdoor living spaces are just as you’ve dreamed of.
What will you use the space for? This is an important question, as all families are different. Perhaps you have small children and want an area for play, or your children are grown and you prefer a place to entertain or have a peaceful sanctuary. Determine the primary purpose before you take another step.
Make traffic flow seamless. Perhaps you’ll have an area for cooking and barbecuing, one for conversation and relaxing with guests, or even incorporate flower beds or a small pool into your outdoor living space. Whatever features you include, make sure it’s designed so that foot traffic flows seamlessly – important not only for ease, but safety as well.
Natural stone, brick, concrete, or wood flooring? The type of flooring you choose impacts not only its durability, but visual appeal as well. The material you choose can also lend to the overall style and aesthetics of your home when it blends with your property. All of the materials listed above are great options, depending on your preference in terms of maintenance, style, whether you prefer a more uniform appearance or irregular shape, etc.
Once you know what you’ll use your outdoor living spaces for and have chosen the layout and flooring material, the fun begins! Choosing outdoor furnishings is fun, but again you’ll want to consider its function. For instance if you’re incorporating a pool, you’ll want a few lounge chairs for guests to relax in. If you intend to do a lot of cooking and eating outdoors, a spacious dining table is a must. Consider the use, and you’ll know what type of seating options you need.
More and more people are enjoying the great outdoors by creating living spaces on the outside that are just as relaxing and inviting as those on the inside. For more ideas, or to learn about the process of building a custom home in North Texas, contact the Bud Bartley Family of Builders today!