There's no good reason to stay indoors most of the year in Southern California, so why not spend time outside while you're at home? If the back patio isn’t quite comfortable, convenient, or pleasing enough to draw you away from your house, consider transforming it into an outdoor kitchen or living area. Here's why:
Encourage family time: Whether you're a couple or a large family, taking everyday activities outside gets everyone away from their rooms and separate interests to spend time together. Enjoy the spa while your spouse barbecues dinner in the outdoor kitchen, or sit around the patio while the kids roast marshmallows on an outdoor flame.
Increase your home's value: A well-designed outdoor living area can boost your home's value, especially over an empty slate. Some outdoor lighting, a spa, and well-designed landscaping make your home look more finished, comfortable, and welcoming.
Expand your square footage: Outdoor square footage might not count as official square footage, but a lack of extra space is certainly noticeable when you constantly run into your spouse during dinner prep or run out of seating when the family comes over for get-togethers. Move the activity outside! With the California climate, you often can open up your kitchen or dining room with folding or sliding doors to make the outdoor space an extension of the inside room.
Take in the views: A rooftop or backyard retreat give you a better view of the landscape or seascape around you. You also can create stunning close-up views with carefully thought-out landscaping design.
Create relaxation time: Sometimes, it's hard to get away from the office, the kids, and house chores. The ocean provides the breeze—all you need to add is the right patio furniture for comfort and shade. Be sure to include a small table to hold your beverage that you can sip in relaxation.
If you want to always enjoy your outdoor room no matter the weather, cover at least some of your space with an awning, umbrella, or gazebo. California Home Spas & Patio can help you design your outdoor space and will beat any competitors' prices! Call us today at (562) 283-0509.