Summertime is prime time for outdoor living, especially in the seashore towns along the Jersey Coast like LBI. Are you getting the most out of your outdoor living space this summer or is it ready for a few upgrades? Collaborating with your landscaping contractor can help you decide exactly what to add to your outdoor space. Here are some ideas to take your outdoor living to the next level.
Extended Living Space
A comfortable outdoor living space begins with a good foundation such as a deck or patio. A couple of lounge chairs randomly perched on uneven ground might not make the grade. It is simply an outdoor room with all the comforts of your indoor family room.
Your landscaping contractor can help you decide whether a custom carpentry deck or a hardscape patio would be the best fit your property and your lifestyle. Adding a pergola can provide a little shade, giving you a break from the direct sunlight while adding some architectural detail.
Take the Plunge
Going to the beach is one of the biggest attractions of living at the shore. Still, there are days you just want to walk out your back door to go for a swim. Or you don’t want to trek to a deserted beach for a late night dip. A swimming pool is a natural gathering place for friends and family.
When the kids want to go for a swim, you’ll be able to keep an eye on them while simply lounging by the pool. You can skip packing and hauling all the necessary equipment to the beach every day. Instead, your children will want to invite their friends over and your family will want to hang out at your house when it’s time for a get together. An inground pool can be a great addition to your outdoor space, providing recreation, convenience and endless hours of enjoyment.
Love summer cookouts but hate all the running back and forth to the house for food, plates, utensils and last minute or forgotten items? Wouldn’t it be great if you could have all the conveniences of your indoor kitchen outside? Cookouts can be more fun when you have everything you need at your fingertips.
An outdoor kitchen will keep you in the middle of the party and give the crowd room to roam. Indoor entertaining can be a little claustrophobic, no matter how big your home is. Adding a fully equipped kitchen to your outdoor space will make entertaining so enjoyable you’ll want to do it more often. For those who truly embrace outdoor living, an outdoor kitchen is a practically a necessity.
Is it time for the game to come on or that movie you’ve been waiting to see is on but it too nice of an evening to go inside? It’s simple, if you’re not ready to inside, you don’t have to. Today’s outdoor living spaces can be equipped with all the conveniences found inside your home.
Don’t let the sun going down or a lack of entertainment force you inside. Extend your outdoor space by installing a flat screen and illuminate it with landscape lighting. With the outdoor kitchen nearby, you’ll even be able to mix up a couple of cocktails or grab a snack without missing a thing.
Turn Up the Heat
When the leaves begin to turn and the temperature begins to fall, many people just head indoors. Adding a fire pit to your outdoor space will allow you to enjoy it that much longer. Whether it’s an unusually cool summer night or a brisk fall evening, everyone will stay warm and cozy gathered around the fire pit rather than go inside.
Upgrade Your Outdoor Living
It doesn’t matter if you want to improve your current outdoor living space or build a new one from scratch, David Ash Jr. Landscaping Contractors has skilled designers, craftsmen, and horticulture specialist to create the perfect backyard paradise.
We believe that life and leisure aren’t kept within the walls of your home. With David and his team, you can count on top of the line, sophisticated outdoor environments to fit any size property and any budget. We also offer 3D design so you can see exactly what your completed project will look like before we even break ground. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.