10 Outdoor Living Ideas to Consider for Your Renovation

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BOWA - 10 Outdoor Living Ideas - Sitting Area with FirepitIt’s pretty wonderful when the stars align and you find yourself with the time, perfect weather and space you love to enjoy outdoor time with family and friends.  If you’re contemplating an outdoor renovation, you should think about all the ways you could use the space before tackling your design. Consider these 10 outdoor living ideas to create areas that everyone will love.

1) Family Room: Create an inviting family space complete with comfy furnishings, fans and a firepit.

2) Outdoor Kitchen: Go all out and create an outdoor kitchen that you can enjoy throughout the year, perhaps with a grill, smoker, pizza oven or all the above.

3) Wet Bar: Everyone needs an area for refreshments, so you aren’t constantly running back inside. Stock your mini fridge with your favorite beverages and snacks and plan to store glasses, openers and other essentials.

4) Outdoor Games: Everyone loves a good game of horseshoes, cornhole, pickleball or disc golf! Plan for your favorites and enjoy a little friendly competition with your family and friends.

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5) Kids’ Corner: Create a safe area specifically for your children, including age-appropriate toys, activities, and items that they enjoy. Build a playhouse, treehouse or tepee for your children. A kids-only feature doesn’t have to be large to bring enjoyment, just big enough to help their imagina9) tions grow.

6) Picnic Area: Create a picnic area that is separate from your normal outdoor dining area. This area should be grassy and perfect for a red checkered blanket and basket full of goodies.

7) Garden Area: If you love to cook or have a green thumb, a kitchen garden, large or small, would be a wonderful addition to your outdoor living plans. Or if you would rather save room, hanging pots, planters, or window planters make a great addition.

8) Pets’ Corner: Don’t forget Fido and Fluffy! Create an area where your pets can safely play outside without constant supervision. A fenced in area, shelter and access to fresh water are ideal.BOWA - 10 Outdoor Living Ideas - multiple spaces

9) Create a Hang Out: Hanging chairs are a wonderful addition to your outdoor living area. Hang a few chairs and hammocks for the ultimate in relaxation. No trees? That’s okay! Build a structure to hang your new seating options.

10) Sprinkler System: A sprinkler system is an excellent way to keep the lawn looking fresh without adding to your honey-do list.

If you’d like some help in planning your perfect outdoor retreat, we’re happy to assist.  The sky’s the limit and we’d welcome the opportunity to review these 10 outdoor living ideas and guide you through the process.