Now that spring has finally sprung and the last of winter’s wrath has hopefully packed up for its seasonal holiday, it’s time to take back your favorite room in the house… or rather, outside the house! Brush off that pollen and bring back out the chair cushions because it’s time to reclaim your outdoor oasis. From timeless front porch rockers to exotic coastal escapes, indulge in our latest inspirational top picks of each outdoor style and be ready to refresh your retreat this season!
Built for barbecues and basking in the warm sunshine, think of a deck as an outdoor room without the four walls. Typically attached to the house and raised off the ground, a deck is a luxurious landing just waiting to become the stage of your next summertime soiree.
If you prefer to keep two feet on the ground, the patio is where your party is located! From sprawling tile terraces to brick beauties, the patio is usually paved and stretches into the yard on ground level. Due to its proximity to the earth, scenic landscaping surrounding a patio is often a key aesthetic feature.
(Source – Westin Hills, Certified Luxury Builder)
Once upon a time, recognized as a resting point before one would enter the home (hence the Southern saying, “Sit a spell,”), porches are shady sanctuaries, covered and located usually near the home’s front or back door. Extensive wrap around porches are lovingly deemed verandas and are home to welcoming porch swings and rocking chairs, reserved for life’s more leisurely moments.
An entertainer’s ultimate luxury, fully equipped outdoor kitchens are becomingly increasingly popular. Showcasing top of the line serving must haves, including bubbly refrigeration and a dream worthy dining area, outdoor kitchens add new meaning to the phrase, “Take it outside!”
Transitional Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces
(Source – Ownby Design)
Creative designers and architects aren’t just thinking outside the box, but outside the house with clever transitional indoor/outdoor hybrid spaces that blur the line between interior and exterior. From expansive sliding glass doors that can open up the home to full walls that raise up, it is now possible to have the best of both worlds!
Not ready to hire the contractor just yet? Create a fresh feeling for spring in your outdoor space with one of Karastan’s innovative indoor/outdoor rug styles from the luxurious Portico Collection!
How do you enjoy outdoor living? Let us know in the comments!