You’re dream home is complete, you’ve moved in, and now you’re ready to maximize your outdoor space. Considering spring is here, and the gorgeous great outdoors in North Texas, our custom Flower Mound home builders have a few ideas to help you make the most of your deck or patio.
First, be sure you choose outdoor furnishings that are comfortable, relaxing, and will stand up to weather conditions. When it comes to outdoor furniture, quality counts. Depending on how much space you have and how you intend to use it, consider a loveseat or sofa, along with other furnishings. If you plan to entertain, you want your guests to be comfortable!
Create a social space. Whether watching the game or engaging in conversation, an outdoor television or outdoor sound system makes your space more social. Stream a great movie, share your favorite playlist. The wonders of technology today are truly amazing.
Provide great lighting for ambiance and safety reasons. While daylight lingers longer in the evenings during spring and summer months, you’ll still want the perfect lighting for those nights you entertain past dark. Lanterns and torches provide soft light, while landscape lighting helps light up pathways and sidewalks to make your landscape safe for after-dark visitors.
Extend your indoor living spaces to the outdoors. It’s important to bring your style to the deck or patio, particularly if the area is covered or screened in. Rugs, throw pillows, a few beautiful potted plants, a bistro table – all of these things add to mood and atmosphere.
Keep it comfortable. Everyone knows it can get super hot in Texas, even at night. To ensure you and your guests enjoy the outdoor spaces to the fullest, invest in an umbrella if your deck or patio isn’t covered, or a solar shade screen or curtain to keep the hot sun at bay.
Outdoor spaces don’t have to be boring or useless. At Bud Bartley Family of Builders, our Flower Mound custom home builders know homeowners love the outdoors, and love relaxing at the end of the day or entertaining friends and neighbors. Hopefully these tips will help you create outdoor spaces you love as much as your indoor spaces!