Outdoor Living Features

Outdoor Living Features

Outdoor living features can significantly enhance the functionality and enjoyment of your outdoor spaces. From outdoor kitchens to fire features to lighting, there are various elements that can maximize your outdoor living experience.

Here are some things to think about for your custom deck:

incorporating outdoor kitchens and bars
Incorporating an outdoor kitchen with poolside bars and refrigerated storage can elevate your outdoor living experience to a whole new level.
incorporating outdoor lighting
Installing proper lighting not only improves accessibility but also creates a pleasant ambiance and allows you to enjoy your outdoor area even after dark.
incorporating fire features
Fire features such as fire pits or fireplaces can serve as a focal point and provide warmth throughout the year (or at least most of it with our Michigan winters).
incorporating durable materials
Upgrading your deck with durable materials and adding outdoor rugs can make the space more inviting and comfortable.
incorporating deck accesories
Weatherproof furniture and privacy features like umbrellas or hedges can create a cozy and private atmosphere.

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens have become a sought-after addition for homeowners looking to enhance their outdoor living spaces with functional and stylish cooking areas. These outdoor kitchens offer a unique way to enjoy cooking al fresco while entertaining family and friends.

The design of outdoor kitchens can be customized to seamlessly blend with the overall aesthetic of the outdoor living space. From the choice of furniture, like a dining table and chairs, to the layout of the cooking and preparation areas, every aspect is carefully considered to create a functional living space.

Outdoor lighting is also a crucial element in outdoor kitchens, providing the necessary illumination for cooking and creating a warm ambiance for the seating and dining areas.

Many homeowners are using not only traditional outdoor kitchen appliances, like gas grills, refrigerated units, and even the kitchen sink, but also asking for pizza ovens. Designs can be simple or incorporate entire kitchens. It all depends on your wants and how you use it.

With the addition of an outdoor kitchen, homeowners can create the perfect setting for enjoying meals and hosting gatherings in their outdoor living spaces.

Photo of an outdoor kitchen with grill, countertop, and seating area.
Photo of a custom deck with a fire pit and outdoor kitchen.

Fire Features

Fire features are a popular addition to outdoor living spaces, adding warmth and serving as a captivating centerpiece. They enhance the ambiance of the outdoor space and allow for enjoyment throughout the year.

One option for a fire feature is a fire pit, which can be powered by electricity, gas, or wood. Fire pits provide a cozy and inviting atmosphere, perfect for gatherings and relaxation.

Some homeowners also ask for a fireplace for their outdoor living projects so they can take indoor living outdoors. Fireplaces are common when incorporating a living room design into the overall project.

Whether it’s a patio or a garden, fire features are a great addition to any outdoor living space, providing both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Privacy Screening

When it comes to creating a serene and secluded outdoor oasis, privacy planning plays a part in maximizing your outdoor living spaces. Privacy screens and walls can allow you to make the most of your outdoor space.

Photo of an elevated deck with a covered deck that incorporates privacy screens
Photo of a gazebo at night featuring deck lighting, including string lingts

Outdoor Lighting Enhancements

To optimize the functionality and visual appeal of your outdoor living spaces, incorporating lighting enhancements is essential. Outdoor lighting not only provides illumination but also creates an inviting atmosphere for outdoor activities and gatherings.

  • Step Lights: These are built into your deck’s steps and act as a safety feature when using the stairs at night. They also provide a nice touch.
  • Post Cap Lights: These deck railing lights fit onto the tops of deck posts, and they provide a warm glow that adds beauty and enhances security.   
  • Post Mount Lights: These are installed on the sides of your deck posts. They illuminate your deck’s perimeter.
  • Recessed Lights: Some manufacturers offer composite boards that allow decorative and functional lighting to fit into the materials.
  • Landscape Lighting: These lights create a dramatic effect by casting beautiful shadows around your deck and illuminating the surrounding landscape.
  • String Lights: As the name implies, string lights add a touch of beauty and class to your outdoor living area.

Outdoor Living Features FAQs

How Can I Maximize My Outdoor Living Space?

Utilize creative layouts and multifunctional furniture to optimize small spaces. Incorporate outdoor room design and outdoor storage ideas.

How Can I Make My Outdoor Area Look Better?

Upgrade ideas, such as enhancing outdoor furniture, incorporating landscape design, adding decorative accents, selecting appropriate plants, using outdoor rugs, exploring lighting options, finding privacy solutions, and incorporating outdoor art can make your outdoor area look better.

How Do I Upgrade My Outdoor Living Space?

To upgrade your outdoor living space, consider the latest trends, which we can discuss with you, adding personality with outdoor decor, enhancing privacy with creative solutions, creating a fun atmosphere for outdoor entertainment, and staying cozy with outdoor heating.

Precision is a deck builder in the greater Grand Rapids area. A deck design that incorporates stone landings and landscape.

Ready to Upgrade and Upscale Your Outdoor Living Features?

There are so many ways to elevate your outdoor living experience. The trend over the past decade or so has been to take indoor spaces outdoors to extend your home’s functionality and beauty.

Whether it is a covered patio, a covered deck, an outdoor kitchen or entertainment area, the experts at Precision Decks & Patios will work with you on an outdoor living space design that will create the dream outdoor environment you have always wanted.

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