Summer is prime time for outdoor living, especially at the shore. Is your outdoor space ready for the summer season, or is it time for an upgrade or two? When you think of inviting friends and family over, do you cringe a little?
With all the time spent in your outdoor space during the warm weather, isn’t it worth the same type of attention and investment as your indoor space?
There are many features that can be added or incorporated into your existing outdoor living space. Which would be the perfect upgrade for your space?
Pool Or Spa
One of the first summer upgrades that comes to mind, if you don’t already have one, is a pool or a spa. Both are great additions to an outdoor living space. Which one you choose would depend on your lifestyle.
A pool is a great choice if your family likes to swim, or maybe you’d prefer that the kids and their friends gather at your house. They can enjoy themselves in the pool while keeping cool in the summer heat.
If you had something a little calmer and more relaxing in mind you might want to consider a spa. What a perfect way to unwind after a long day at work!
Can’t make up your mind or think you’d just like both? You could always have a spa built adjacent to your pool, making this a dual-purpose summer upgrade.
The addition of a pergola is a wonderful way to extend your outdoor living space. An outdoor room with cross rafters and no walls, a pergola provides a light, airy and inviting space to entertain, dine or just relax.
Typically a freestanding structure, it can also be attached to your home or another structure. It’s placement and the size, spacing, and orientation of the rafters will determine how much sun and shade the pergola provides. Lattice can be added for more shade and to accommodate climbing vines.
A pergola can offer just enough protection from the elements while still allowing you to enjoy being outside.
Even though summer days are longer, sunset can still bring the party to an end too early. Taking it inside just isn’t the same. The change in atmosphere will often change the mood and before you know it, people are heading home.
Landscape lighting can keep the party going. In addition to providing safety for your guest by illuminating your patio and walkways, creative outdoor lighting will provide an inviting glow.
Friends and family will continue to relax in your outdoor living space and enjoy the warm summer evening long after the sun goes down.
So everyone has spent the day outside swimming, grilling and spending a fun, leisurely day together. They all got little too much sun and now that it has set, they’re feeling a bit of a chill. A fire pit will keep everyone gathered around with a warm glow.
The ambiance of a fire on a summer evening can be enchanting. Much like landscape lighting, a fire pit will keep the party from ending too soon and of course, don’t forget the marshmallows!
Just as your indoor space is a reflection of your lifestyle, so should your outdoor living space be. Make it the place where everyone wants to hang out if you love to entertain family and friends.
Ready to Upgrade Your Outdoor Living?
Built upon the principles of exceptional service, unequaled design and skilled craftsmanship, David Ash Jr., Landscape Contractors creates elegant, sophisticated outdoor environments for residents and businesses in and around Long Beach Island, NJ. Our experienced team can create any of these summer upgrades and provide you with the outdoor living space of your dreams. Get in touch with us and let’s collaborate.