For people who love to entertain and have fun, we are with you! When it comes down to it, one of the most important things at the end of the day is to relax, unwind and enjoy! Below are seven of our top elements to help you transform your outdoor space.
1. Covered Patio and Seating Areas
Enjoy the outdoors all year long with an all-season covered patio and seating area. During winter months set up portable heaters or permanent heaters for a comfy outdoor retreat. If your patio is large enough, create a couple of separate seating areas for conversations (this works great for parties with multiple ages such as adults, teenagers, or children).
2. Outdoor Fire Pit or Fireplace
Include an outdoor fire pit to extend your outdoor enjoyment into the evening hours, or enjoy as an escape for some quiet time.
3. Outdoor Spa
Having an outdoor spa is the quickest way to reach your relaxed state of bliss. There is nothing better than taking a warm, relaxing dip under the stars.
4. Outdoor Kitchen
The best part about having an outdoor kitchen is the party is always nearby! For more about outdoor kitchens, see our blog: http://www.bauercombs.com/blog/4-reasons-why-you-want-an-outdoor-kitchen
5. Outdoor Art & Lighting
Adding personality to your outdoor space can be achieved through outdoor art. However, placing art is an art within itself. We recommend discussing art placements with your artist or landscape architect before making any final decisions. Every landscape should include outdoor lighting. Not only does it make your space useable at night, but it also it creates a beautiful ambiance viewed from both outdoors and indoors. Use modern LED lighting for a smart long-term investment.
6. Children’s Space
Don’t forget the kids! Bring your family together by incorporating play areas for children, playmates, parents, and grandparents to interact. A few of our favorite themes are, natural play areas (such as an open area surrounded by colorful perennials), tiny campsites, a log fort with large boulders, or a secret tea party garden.
The bottom line is, spending time with family and friends is priceless, make the most of your outdoor space, and you’ll be happy you did!
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About BauerCombs & Associates, Inc.
An award-winning landscape architecture and project management firm, BauerCombs & Associates, Inc. creates fun and entertaining landscapes throughout the Northwest and western states. With our signature sensory design methods, we provide creative problem solving and innovative designs that embrace outdoor spaces and enjoyment. Based out of North Bend, Washington, our work has been published in several magazines and continues to grow in reputation for creating healthy outdoor environments for people and communities.
Author: Susan Combs Bauer. Copyright © 2017 BauerCombs & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved.
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