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Ways to Transform Your Outdoor Living Space

December 30, 2021

When you think of your home, you might only consider the indoor living space to be useful, but homeowners today are making their outdoor living spaces into private retreats. With a bit of creativity and planning, you can transform even a small area into an outdoor living space you and your family can take full advantage of.

Let’s take a look at some of our leading backyard makeover ideas.

Make a space for relaxation

Before getting started, think about what could make your backyard a refreshing oasis. Maybe you’re dreaming of comfortable outdoor seating and weatherproof patio furniture. Maybe you want to go bigger with a gazebo or cabana to offer shade from the hot sun. Whether you’re planning on spending some alone time curling up with your favorite book or you want to entertain guests, start by conjuring up what will make your outdoor space the most comfortable and practical.

Fireplaces and fire pits

These additions have become trendy, as they offer a cozy gathering place that everyone will love. Adding a fireplace or fire pit will also make your backyard usable for longer every year. Both woodburning and natural gas options are available, and you can customize your fireplace or fire pit to fit your style and budget.

Go beyond the backyard

Most homeowners focus on the backyard as an outdoor oasis—but when you do so, you limit your potential enjoyment. You may have plenty of other space, from the front and side yards to balconies and porches, that could be better used. Take your time, and analyze how you could use each space before seeking out furniture, plantings and lighting.

Outdoor kitchen

Do you love entertaining guests? With an outdoor kitchen, you can offer guests more than just a barbecue. Outdoor kitchens are becoming more popular, as they’re practical and enjoyable for having guests at your outdoor space. You can do almost everything you would in a standard kitchen, from having prep areas and stoves to sinks, cabinets and refrigerators.


One thing you should consider carefully is how to light the space. This can make all the difference in extending the times of day that the outdoor space is usable. Professional lighting can also enhance how the landscape and details of your home appear. Modern outdoor lighting options are energy efficient and include smart features that make them easy to manage.

Keep the furniture practical

You want to select furniture that matches your home’s aesthetic and color scheme. The goal is to make everyone comfortable and relaxed, so choose furniture that you’ll want to spend time in. Finding weatherproof items is also a plus if you don’t have a covered outdoor space.

We hope these outdoor living ideas offer something you can use for your property. The RockAway Company specializes in home renovation services, and our experienced builders can create a beautiful outdoor space for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. Give us a call right now to get started with a consultation.

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