June is Great Outdoors Month, a month-long celebration of the outdoors encouraging everyone to embrace the outdoor spirit of America and head outside into the natural world. Whether you’re embarking on your very first hike or pitching a tent for the hundredth time, Great Outdoors Month is the perfect excuse to head outside to explore Cape Cod, or just enjoy your own backyard. Here are four ways that our Encore team can enhance your outdoor living space:
OUTDOOR PATIO WITH FIRE PIT
Home offices don’t have to be boring. Think about your ideal workspace design, and put together a list of unique ideas. Consider researching designs, colors, and styles that boost productivity and start there. Whatever you do, don’t be afraid to splurge on the design and remodel—your new layout is going to be with you for a while. Plus, an impressive home office design can help increase your home’s overall resale value.
Adding a fire feature to your outdoor space makes it a destination. Like moths to a flame, you and your guests will be drawn to a fire pit in the evening to relax, enjoy food and drinks, get warm, and enjoy one another’s company. While portable fire pits are a good choice for some situations, stone fire features are more permanent and likely to complement a home, landscape, and the surrounding terrain, such as in these backyards.
DECKS FOR GRILLING AND ENTERTAINING
Getting your deck structurally sound and safe is just the first step to having a great outdoor space for use in the summer. There are a lot of things you can do to make sure that your deck is not only safe and functional, but that it also becomes the envy of all your friends, and the center of your neighborhood’s summer cookout season. Take a look at the two decks above and you see some great space for both the BBQ grilling area, as well as ample space to set up a comfortable sitting area.
A PUTTING COURSE
If golfing is your game, you have the opportunity to create your own piece of paradise when you install your own backyard putting green. Make it your own with a unique design and elements that are aesthetically pleasing. You will enhance the look of your home, increase your property’s value and improve your short game, all with one stroke.
A POOL HOUSE OR CABANA
Most people who owns pools also own a lot of the “things” that go along with them such as goggles, snorkels, rafts, loungers, and so on. Not only can a pool house be a fantastic place to store these items, but it also functions as a convenient place for friends and family to change into their swimwear before enjoying the pool. Or you can opt for an open style cabana. In the above cabana you can see a fireplace and whole additional seating area for friends or family.
Think about it: Never again will you have to worry about visitors running to the house, leaving a trail of wet footprints behind as they move about your home. In fact, if you choose to invest in a pool house with a bathroom, there’s really no need for anyone to enter your home until they are completely dry.
When you create an outdoor living space, you create an extension of your home. Your family will love the extra space to relax, have meals, or just enjoy each other’s company in the sun.
And since you control the size and design of your outdoor living area, you can customize it in a way that best suits your needs.
Whether you want a simple patio to enjoy your morning coffee, a putting area to practice your swing, or a large deck to host dinner parties, anything is possible. When working with our your team at Encore, be open with your thoughts and goals. We will help you obtain the space you’ve always wanted!
If you are interested in adding an outdoor living space to your home this year, reach out to us. Our team has decades of experience building custom decks, beautiful patios, and pool houses to create spaces our clients have always dreamed of. Create your perfect backyard today and take advantage of enjoying the great outdoors!