Elevate Your Outdoor Living Space

Elevate Your Outdoor Living Space

April 27th, 2023

As summer approaches, many of us will spend a great deal of time outdoors. Whether planning a backyard barbecue or just enjoying some fresh air, it’s important to make the most of your outdoor living space. With a few simple changes and additions, you can extend the comfort of your home and invite luxury into your backyard.

Create a Cozy Seating Area

Yes—you can be cozy outside, too! Crafting a perfect outdoor seating area creates a backyard that beckons you and your guests to linger. You can add built-in seating, such as benches, to surround the deck or choose to have beautiful freestanding chairs surrounding a welcoming fire. Or you can do both and create an inviting atmosphere for friends and family to enjoy all summer.

Light Up the Night

To extend your outdoor entertaining into the night hours, utilize string lights! You can customize these whimsical lights by hanging them from trees or stringing them between poles around your outdoor space. This will give off a soft glow that creates a festive atmosphere in your yard as darkness falls. Landscape lighting elevates your outdoor living space by highlighting pathways and accentuating foliage—creating an enchanting, sophisticated ambiance. You can create a custom outdoor design to illuminate the beauty of your outdoor area.

Section Off Your Deck

Make your deck the perfect spot for all occasions by turning it into a multi-purpose outdoor oasis. A great way to achieve this is to section off your deck. You can create separate spaces for relaxing, entertaining, and more by dividing your deck into different areas. For example, you could section off part of your deck for lounging in a hot tub or spa, then create another area for hosting dinner parties or late-night gatherings. With the right furnishings and decor, you can make each section of your deck feel like a distinct and inviting space while maintaining an overall cohesive look and feel. With just a few simple touches, you can transform your backyard into an inviting and versatile space perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Add Fire Features

There are numerous ways to incorporate stylish and functional fire features that bring your yard to the next level. You can add a simple stone fire pit—perfect for roasting s’mores and bringing people together. Recently, fire tables have become a favorable option for people who don’t have a large enough yard for a full-sized fire pit. Fire tables allow you to enjoy all the benefits of an open fire on a smaller scale and fit perfectly on your deck. Fireplaces are becoming increasingly desirable among homeowners who want to add comfort and warmth to their outdoor areas. However you choose to add this element—fire features are the perfect way to set a magical mood in your outdoor oasis!

Add a Sunroom

A sunroom is the perfect way to get the best of both worlds! When you add one to your deck, you can experience the outdoors all year round. Enjoy nature and breathe in some fresh air—but find relief from the hot summer temperatures in a shady, cool spot. Then, in the winter, you can spend quiet evenings soaking in all the season offers while remaining warm and cozy in your enclosed space.

Install a Roof

If you’re not ready to fully commit to an enclosed sunroom—adding a roof to a portion of your deck is always an option. You’ll find shade from soaring temperatures or protection from summer storms while still enjoying being outdoors. Additionally, numerous types of roofs can be added to your deck, such as a retractable awning or custom-built to mimic your home's existing exterior.

Outdoor Kitchen

Adding an outdoor kitchen to your backyard is the perfect way to take outdoor entertaining to the next level and create a space to host family gatherings and dinner parties. Enjoy open-air cooking on professional-grade grills, refrigerating beverages in the designated cooler, and counter space for prepping food your guests will love. An outdoor kitchen also adds value to your home, making a real estate investment that will impress potential buyers in the future. You can bring the heart of the home outside for the summer months and soak up all the season has in store.

Add Some Colorful Accents

Colorful touches can help transform any outdoor space into something truly special. Consider planting vibrant flowers or shrubs to stand out against any green foliage already in place, such as grass or bushes. Place bright lanterns or birdhouses around your outdoor area to provide extra beauty when entertaining guests in the evening.


Finally, don’t forget about accessories! Outdoor pillows, rugs, planters, and other decorative items are perfect for sprucing up any area—even outside. Make sure to pick items made with materials that won’t fade or become damaged easily over time. Adding these touches will help create an inviting atmosphere where friends and family can gather to relax and enjoy each other's company. Giving your outdoor living space the same luxury you enjoy inside is possible. By maximizing the use of your backyard, you can create a tranquil retreat where you can relax and entertain all year round. Select a contracting company with a good reputation to help you design and execute the backyard of your dreams. With proper planning and attention to detail, you can turn any backyard into an extension of your home filled with comfort and class. Seattle Style Remodel makes unique outdoor living spaces tailored to our client's needs and tastes. Contact us for a complimentary estimate if you're ready to give your outdoor living space a makeover and create an outdoor oasis. Download the Outdoor Living Space Guidebook today to give yourself the most up-to-date ideas for bringing beauty, luxury, and new life to your backyard.

Key Takeaways:

  • You can customize your backyard for additional living space
  • Details like lighting and fire features enhance the ambiance of your backyard
  • Find a seasoned contractor to help you plan and execute your vision