Atlanta offers a perfect environment to create and outdoor living space. For most of the year the weather is kind enough to provide temperatures high enough to enjoy your outdoor space at least for part of the day. For those chilly nights an outdoor fireplace or pit can be just the touch to provide additional warmth and atmosphere.
Outdoor living spaces often mimic indoor spaces and are only constrained by your imagination. Components of your space might include:
You have a wide variety of choices, from simple to complex. Flooring that we’ve worked with for our clients include grass, wood, brick, tile, stone, concrete and slate.
Even though its an outdoor space ceilings can be an integral part of your space. Coverage can help protect your from rain and excessive glare. In Atlanta summers it can help protect you from the heat. Add a ceiling fan to provide circulation and your space will be usable even in the hot months of July and August.
Food & Drink Preparation
Today’s outdoor spaces include anything from a simple grill to full cooking appliances, sinks and refrigerators, to mixers and blenders to cool drink to sip while enjoying your space. You can trekking back and forth to your inside kitchen with everything within reach.
The last thing you want to do to entertain outside is to have to drag glasses, plates, utensils and more from the inside to the outside. With integrated storage everything you need to entertain is already there waiting to be used.
Lounging and Dining
Two things you’ll want is enough seating for your guests and of course a dining area large enough to seat your guests. You can create simple spaces if you tend to host small gatherings to larger areas to entertain a gathering of friends.
Don’t forget to include the electronics. While conversations are why you entertain, the evening can be enhanced with good music and a TV to watch your favorite sports teams. Add a DVD player and turn your space into a comfortable “Drive In”.
Benefits of an Outdoor Living Space
Between work and home we tend to spend a lot more time indoor than out parents did, or you likely did when you were young. Your outdoor space is the perfect excuse to turn off the TV, get outside to enjoy the day, and even do some star gazing. Besides providing a relaxing space for your family, you can entertain friends without having to go to an expensive restaurant or loud bar.
Increased Home Value
Once you create your outdoor living space we hope you’ll stick around to enjoy it. But, if you plan on selling your home, your outdoor space can help distinguish your home from competing homes for sale. A good thing in a today’s repressed market, but just as effective in a thriving home sales market.
Adding an outdoor space can usually be done at approximately 50% of the cost were you to create an alternative indoor space. While it won’t add to your homes square footage it can be much more exciting than simply another room.
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