Outdoor Living Design Tips and Ideas

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Outdoor living - Pool QuestWhether your backyard simply consists of a small balcony or you have a huge yard perfect for entertaining and landscaping, there are many ways to add charm and beauty to your outdoor spaces. With spring in full swing and summer right around the corner, it is time to make sure your yard is ready for entertaining and enjoying. This is the time of year when we are just itching to get outside and soak up the Texas sun, all while relaxing in the comfort of our own backyard. However, if you are like many, you won’t be able to truly enjoy your outdoor space until you’ve achieved perfection. Whether an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, or dining area is what you had in mind, we have come up with several tips and ideas to help you turn your visions into a reality. Landscaping and designing a backyard space of any size can be a challenge, which is where Pool Quest comes in. Our knowledgeable team of designers and consultants will work with you closely to ensure we understand your needs and style preferences, coming up with a plan for your outdoor living area that you will love for many years to come.

Here is a look at some of our top ideas for creating a functional outdoor living space:

Create Traffic Patterns.

Regardless of the size of your yard, your outdoor living spaces will work much better together if you have an established traffic pattern. There are many different ways to achieve this, such as laying formal stone walkways, creating transitions in hardscape materials, or strategically planting shrubs or trees to establish borders. No matter the method you choose, be sure it fits with the overall aesthetic vibe of your yard and personal taste.

Add an Outdoor Fireplace.

There are many wonderful benefits to adding an outdoor fireplace to your living space. It will not only serve as a great source of warmth and heat, but it draws people in and creates an ambiance that is hard to replicate. Whether you are in the market for a full fireplace or something a little smaller, your options are endless. Adding an outdoor fireplace will immediately transform your space into somewhere you will want to hang out night after night, and your friends and loves ones will feel the same!

Think About Your Seating Options.

It is generally a good idea to include a variety of seating options when designing your outdoor living space. Benches, chairs, stools, and lounging furniture will all help ensure your outdoor living area is one that promotes relaxation and conversation. If you have pint-sized kiddos, you may also consider investing in some scaled-down versions of your seating options to enable your little ones to seat themselves. When figuring out where your new furniture should go, just be sure you don’t clutter the space or cut out the traffic patterns you established earlier.

Create a Focal Point.

As is true for a well-designed indoor room, it is important to have one big, eye-catching element to build off of. When it comes to your outdoor space, consider having a pond or fireplace installed, or come up with a stunning gardenscape that will draw people in. The idea here is to make a central gathering point and include items that fit with your style and support one another.

Spring is oftentimes the season for cleaning and redecorating, so what better time than now to give your backyard space a makeover. If you would like to learn more about our landscaping and designing services, do not hesitate to contact Pool Quest today.

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