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If you are an empty nester, you may find yourself looking to make some big improvements to your home. One of the areas we are seeing more and more importance in is outdoor living. In this article, we will share some ideas for creating a luxurious outdoor living space that will entice all your friends and family to spend time at your place.

Take Your Outdoor Living To A New Level

Add A New Deck Or Patio

One of the first ways to improve your outdoor living space is by adding a deck or patio. This will give you a place to entertain guests or just relax in the outdoors. Later in this article, we will discuss adding an outdoor kitchen or bar area. This can be a great place to host parties or cookouts.

Upgrade Your Furniture

Make your outdoor living area more luxurious by adding some comfortable furniture. Think beyond the table and chairs you currently have. Maybe you can include outdoor couches, chairs, and tables that look and feel more comfortable.  Think of it as a sitting area for after dinner. When you are buying your furniture consider where you might add an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. We will discuss this later in this article.

Lighting

One of the things that are most often overlooked in outdoor living spaces is lighting.  Add light for ambiance, to light your walkway, and to highlight features you love.

Outdoor lighting can be expensive but it is an expense that will change the entire look of your space, making it warm and inviting to every guest who visits. But don’t forget the old favorites as well – String lights, solar lights, or lanterns are all great options.

Add a fire pit or fireplace

A fire pit is a great way to extend the use of your outdoor living space into the cooler months. It also provides a focal point for outdoor gatherings and can be used for roasting marshmallows or making s’mores. 

Our team at ChimneyTek can help you build a beautiful fireplace for your backyard.

Install a pergola

A pergola can provide shade and shelter from the sun on hot days. It’s also a beautiful addition to any outdoor living space and can be used to support climbing plants like ivy or grapevines.

As you can tell each of these projects is a unique addition to your outdoor living space.  Keep in mind though that they need to flow.  Having an overarching plan ahead of time can help you pull it all together in the end.

Install a water feature

A water feature can add a calming and relaxing element to your outdoor living space. Even just the gentle sound of the burbling will add something special to your time in the yard. Consider a small fountain or pond for items that are sure to please.

Add an outdoor kitchen

Outdoor kitchens have become more and more popular in the past few years.  An outdoor kitchen is a great way to make entertaining outdoors easier and more enjoyable. It can also add value to your home if you ever decide to sell.

Keep in mind you can get almost everything you have in your inside kitchen outside. Encase it in beautiful stonework and you may never want to go inside again.

Finishing Touches

Don’t forget to add some finishing touches to your outdoor living space that will really make it stand out. Start with some hanging and potted plants of different sizes in beautiful planters.  But don’t neglect other decorative touches such as throw blankets and pillows. These finishing touches will make your outdoor living space more unique and stylish.

Plant some trees

If you have lived in a home for a while, your trees may be overgrown and no longer work for your space. You may want to consider some new trees that will add beauty to your new living space.

Trees can provide shade, beauty, and privacy to your outdoor living space. They can also help to cool the area on hot days.

Depending on the size of your outdoor living space, you may want to consider planting a few fruit trees. This can provide you with fresh fruits and vegetables as well as shade and privacy.

As you can see, there are many ways to improve your outdoor living space. By adding just a few of these elements, you can take your outdoor living space from ordinary to extraordinary.  So what are you waiting for? Get started today and enjoy your new outdoor oasis.

Did you know that ChimneyTek has worked with tradesmen throughout Maryland for almost 30 years?  That means if you have a need, we have someone who can help.  Let us know how we can help make your outdoor living space become a reality. Give us a call today at 410-684-0127 .