Create a Backyard Vacation
One of the nicest things about the state of Texas is the amount of time that can be spend outside. Texas does not have the extreme cold weather and snow that exists in other parts of the United States, so spending time in the backyard is a popular thing to do in Texas. Creating an area for family fun, barbeques and gatherings is essential when designing your home.
There are several options available. You can create a beach house patio or a sleek rooftop retreat. An all-American screened porch can be created with filtered light from a screened porch with distressed hardwood floors enhanced with Palm Beach wicker sofas.
Families and friends love to gather around the kitchen. More and more homes are building outdoor kitchens. The cook no longer has to stay inside in the kitchen to cook while the rest of the gang is outside by the pool or just sitting outdoors enjoying the sun. Many are equipped with state-of-the-art appliances that enhance the dining experience.
Some outdoor areas are decorated with Sunbrella fabric. These curtains truly make a patio feel like a room. Resin wicker sofa and chairs and rattan ottomans add flair to the elegance of this style of outdoor living. A relaxing sun porch can recreate a cozy living room. You experience the feeling of being outside with the comfort of being indoors.
A view of the ocean is all you need to relax, but if there is not a “local ocean” close, building a beautiful terrace overlooking layered landscaping, you can create a similar ambiance.
Many homes simply have a covered porch. Soothing ceiling fans and wicker lounges make this area a very relaxing place to have a cup of coffee in the morning or lemonade in the afternoon.
Cozy outdoor fireplaces with comfortable couches and chairs can make a perfect ending to anyone’s day, especially on those cooler evenings. This is an ideal setting for entertaining, even complete with beer on tap.
A rustic gazebo sitting at the end of a gravel driveway is a charming backyard accent. These are often surrounded by decorative decking that can provide a charming backdrop for many celebrations. Romantic courtyards are also nice outdoor enhancements.
There are so many versatile ways to create a vacation spot in your backyard. It certainly is more economical when you think about the cost of traveling in 2013 and there is no doubt it adds value to your home. Choose your style for your needs and ice down the cool drinks.
Source: “32 Outdoor Room Design Ideas.” House Beautiful. Web. 08 Mar. 2013
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