Summer Living Starts Outdoors
The sun is setting later and later, and even though we’ve had a late start, summer has returned along with the barbeques, pool parties, and gorgeous West Michigan sunsets.
One of the best ways to enjoy the warm weather is by simply sitting on the patio in your own backyard alone, or with friends or family. Welcome the day outside with your morning coffee and paper or end the day with a hot tea under the stars. Or, just sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet of your own outdoor space.
There are many ways to customize your patio and make it unique and personal. Some of the most current trends include the use of natural materials to make your outdoor space feel like it is really outdoors.
Outdoor kitchen areas have also become popular. Add some counter space around the grill, or a wine cooler for serving your guests. While there’s no need to recreate your entire kitchen out back, making it easier to entertain in your outdoor living space is definitely “In.”
Add an outdoor fireplace or fire pit for warmth and enjoyment. A propane-powered fire pit placed in the center of your seating area can add character and provides a little warmth on cooler nights with little to no required maintenance.
For condos and low-maintenance houses, your patio can be a comfortable outdoor extension of your home while still requiring minimal maintenance. An outside living space provides a great place to relax under the sun or moon, but doesn’t need to add to your weekend workload.
New composite materials make it easy to keep your outside living space looking good and are easy to keep clean and attractive. New porcelain pavers can make the transition from indoor to outdoor space almost seamless, and can even last longer than natural stone.
If you prefer to keep your maintenance needs to a minimum, add color and a natural feel to your outdoor environment with artificial plants. Artificial increase the natural feel of your outdoor space but require minimal maintenance to keep them looking good.
Comfortable furniture is also an important patio design feature. While style is important, a focus on creature comforts will ensure people will actually sit outside and enjoy the living space.
Outdoor living space is an important part of any home. Whether you want a comfortable place to entertain guests or a quiet place to enjoy the warm summer weather, your patio can quickly become your favorite room in the house.
For information on our patio homes and low maintenance living, please reach out to the expert sales agents at Eastbrook Homes and let us help you find your dream home
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