Creating a Unique Outdoor Living Space

When adding on to your home, you want to create a space that is unique and fitting for you. Not everyone’s lifestyles align, so the same outdoor living space may not work well for everyone. Maybe you prioritize having a family friendly environment for summer time enjoyment. Or maybe, you are searching for an at home oasis. No matter where your priorities fall, it is important to create a unique outdoor living space.

A unique screen room on a composite deck. The patio level includes an underdeck system and InfraTech heaters. The screen room includes Universal Motions retractable Vinyl walls.

Find a Contractor You Love

The first step to create a unique outdoor living space is finding a contractor that you love and trust. Over the years, we have found that many clients have been burned by other contractors. Even if you can relate, remember that there are still many amazing contractors out there. When choosing a contractor, it is important to listen to your gut. In addition, it is always important to find the contractor that will be honest with you, not the ones that tell you what you want to hear.

A custom unique outdoor pool house. This pool house includes a Fireplace with sitting walls on either side and stone accents.

Create a Practical Design For Your Lifestyle

When discussing a design with your contractor, it is important to think about how you spend time in your home. Really think about how you plan to use an outdoor living space and what you plan to use it for.

For example… If you have a pool, it may be a good idea to add a pool house for comfort, shade and the perfect summer hangout spot. If you have a deck that you rarely use, it may be beneficial to add a roof and screen room so it is more like a three seasons room. Creating a unique outdoor living space is all about balancing what you want and what is practical.

A screened in patio with a flat cedar ceiling and a fireplace.

Add Features That Are Important to You

After creating an initial design, it is time to think about the features that will enhance your future unique outdoor living space. Features can include anything from a beautiful stone fireplace to a custom grilling area. Smaller features could include adding heaters, retractable screens, or retractable vinyl walls to a covered outdoor space.

Add ons like a heater or a retractable vinyl will help extend the use of your space into the cooler season. Adding retractable screens or a grilling area is perfect for enhancing your summer time use!

A custom and unique outdoor space that includes two sections of a covered patio. This section includes an InfraTech Heater add on to assist the stone fireplace.

Sit Back, Relax and Let Your Contractor Do The Work

Okay, so you’ve secured a contractor you trust, picked a design, and added features that you love… so now what? Once your contractor starts demo and building, it is time to relax. Your trusted contractor will send you an update if something requires your attention. They will also make sure that you are the one to make crucial decisions. You may not hear a formal update every day, but just know that your contractor is hard at work, trying to make your dream space come alive!

Share with Your Friends and Family!

Now that your project is complete, it is time to start enjoying your new space with your friends and family (or relax in peace and quiet by yourself)! Plan a party, pop the champagne, and get excited to have a unique outdoor living space. This is a space that you will enjoy for many years to come. Don’t forget to also give your trusted contractor a shout out so others can enjoy a unique outdoor living space of their own. 😉

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