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Now’s The Time to Plan Your Outdoor Living Project

It may only be February and the groundhog said there would be six more weeks of winter, but judging from the weather we’ve had recently, I think he was wrong. These unseasonably warm temperatures have me thinking about Spring. Even though it is still technically Winter, now is the time to plan your outdoor living projects. I recently came across some beautiful outdoor ideas that I really like and want to share them. I hope they give you inspiration for your next outdoor project.

Bring The Inside Out

Creating an outdoor “room” is a great way to provide a stylish space perfect for entertaining or for the family to relax. Adding a roof, pergola, or gazebo provides shade and shelter and protects you and your furnishings from the elements. They also frame the area and create a soft perimeter for a room.

If an overhead covering isn’t an option, another great way to frame a space is to create “walls” using plants and shrubs, lattice work (possibly covered with a creeping vine), bamboo, or architectural elements.

Outdoor Fireplace

A permanent outdoor fireplace adds a bit of luxury to your backyard or deck and is great gathering place for friends and family. We all loved gathering around a campfire when we were kids, didn’t we? So, why not create an adult version as the centerpiece of your patio and where you can relax, entertain, or just stare at the fire.

There are a plenty of beautiful and functional designs from which to choose, and the materials for outdoor fireplaces, like the many variations of stone, stucco, tile, and brick, ensure that you will have no problem blending it into your home’s style and character.

The Outdoor Kitchen (or Bar)

If you’re a foodie or simply love to cook for friends and family, an outdoor kitchen is the ultimate in luxury. There are so many options these days – from full gourmet kitchens, to wood-fired pizza ovens, to BBQ set ups that will make you the envy of the neighborhood and pitmasters everywhere!

Are you more of a bartender? Then create an outdoor bar complete with refrigeration, electricity (for those blended summer cocktails), beer taps, and bar-side seating that rivals the classiest of establishments.

Nick Kornea, President / Designer at Luxury Bath and Kitchens

Dream it. Build it. Love it.

Whatever your preferences, there is an outdoor design that is perfect for you and LBK can help you design and build it. We are best known for our kitchen, bath, and whole house remodels, but we are also experts in designing and building outdoor living spaces, In-law suites, home additions, and custom homes, and more.

Contact us to schedule a consultation with Nick to discuss your outdoor living ideas and how our simple remodeling process can give you the outdoor space of your dreams.

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