Designing an Outdoor Living Area to Match Your Home

When it comes to designing your outdoor living space, designing a space that matches the rest of your home is key. Designing an outdoor living area that will compliment your home is a crucial step in creating a space that enchants you. Here are a couple of tips for creating an outdoor kitchen and living area that is an extension of your home.

An outdoor kitchen can be given a rustic design to blend in with the outdoor scenery.

Outdoor Living Area Priorities

1. Cabinets and Countertops: If you’re looking for a way to modernize your outdoor space, look no further than cabinetry. Cabinetry can give your yard a clean, sleek look, and it offers many benefits, including a place to store outdoor furniture and appliances. Plus, it looks fantastic in your yard. Find countertops and outdoor kitchen cabinets that match your interior style. Don’t forget to use materials that are fit for the outdoors (such as NatureKast).

2. Grill Base: Customize a grill base to make your outdoor kitchen feel more complete. A NatureKast grill base is made with durable resin to perfectly mimic real wood and is built for outdoor use. Encasing your grill with custom cabinetry will make an outdoor kitchen feel and look luxurious.

3. Add Customizations: The key to successfully creating a great outdoor living space is to make it as custom as your home. The same goes for your outdoor living area; it needs to have a unique design that allows for you to personalize it to your exact needs. If you want a space that is just as nice as your home, then you also need to make it functional. You also want to choose lighting options that are going to work well for you. The Kitchen Showcase can help you on all of these fronts and more.

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How to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Patio Space

Outdoor kitchen design

Size doesn’t matter, it’s what you can do with what you have. When it comes to interior decorating, or as in the case of this blog, exterior decorating, it’s all about how to make the most of your outdoor space. We’ve got some great decorating tips for making even small outdoor spaces feel bigger and less confined.Outdoor kitchen

Creating illusion of space

You may not have the physical space, but with a few decorating tricks, you can create the illusion that your patio area is bigger than it actually is. The trick is to create little areas that are all interconnected. You can also add layers to create height, and use colors to make the space open, bright, and welcoming.

Creating subtle boundaries

Fencing and thick hedges are a classic choice to break up your yard and create inviting spaces for lounging, entertaining, relaxing, cooking, or gardening. With smaller yards, however, you want to design similar spaces, but to keep the boundaries light. You want to design an open plan yard, where everything is one big space. A few sub-spaces should be created within the open plan using flowers, furniture, and pathways. If you make the boundaries too big, thick, and heavy you will end up chopping up your yard, making it feel even smaller and more cramped.

Continuous Pathways

Outdoor kitchens in ColoradoAnother decorating tip for making the most of a small yard is to create continuous pathways. Create loops around the garden so that it feels like there is always somewhere else to go in the yard. That way, it’s like your outdoor space is never-ending, and it will make a small yard feel bigger. Making two entryways to each section of your yard, from the patio to the outdoor kitchen to the veggie garden to the tree swing will keep a great flow of traffic throughout the yard. When you are entertaining, your guests won’t feel like they’re constantly bumping into each other or running out of places to hang out.
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