Make Your Outdoor Entertainment Area the Center of Attention
The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and it’s time to get ready for outdoor fun! Looking to make your outdoor entertainment area the center of attention this season? If you plan and execute thoroughly, this dream can become a reality.
Make Sure You Have the Right Contractor
Although it may seem as though upgrading your outdoor entertainment area might be a fun DIY project, these projects require knowledge of your home’s structure, foundation and individual town requirements. It is essential to find a contractor who can properly manage these details.
Extend Your Living Space with a New or Upgraded Deck
Hands down, this is the number-one upgrade homeowners are looking for today. Renovating – or building – a deck space to accommodate outdoor entertaining is a project worthy of a proven contracting partner. For many homeowners, a simple deck that leads to the pool is ideal. It creates a natural flow with functionality from the house to your outside seating area and then to the pool. This is also perfect for families who enjoy soaking up the sun while keeping a careful eye on their children making a splash!
No pool? No problem! Homeowners also enjoy the functionality of a platform deck. A seasonal addition, a platform deck will give a flawless extension from your inside living area to your yard. Platform decks don’t stop there; adding a permanent gazebo in combination with your deck allows for additional function and that extra pizzazz for entertaining and relaxation. Whether you are roasting marshmallows over the fire pit on a cool summer night with family or winding down with a few cocktails with your friends on a starry night, the right deck creates endless possibilities!
Homeowners who already have decks built are often looking for an upgrade or makeover. Whether it is adding on to an already existing deck to create more space or installing upgraded railings to bring about improved aesthetics and less maintenance, a qualified contractor can help to bring these ideas to fruition.
Take Outdoor Entertaining to the Next Level with a Kitchen and Bar
Adding an outdoor kitchen and bar has become widely popular with homeowners. While working with an experienced well-versed contractor, unique preferences and lifestyles will be the true personalization to this area of outdoor entertainment. Do your friends and family love pizza? Have an outdoor pizza oven installed next to your grill station for homemade pizzas all year round! Host a lot of get togethers and parties? An outside bar is a great bonus for your guests and bartender alike. Trade the heat inside your kitchen in the summer for a new outdoor kitchen that offers you similar function and the ability to be outside with your guests.
Create an Intimate Entertaining Space with a Wraparound Porch
If a deck doesn’t suit your yard layout, a wraparound porch may be the perfect alternative. Wraparound porches not only add to your home’s curb appeal and provide a relaxing sanctuary to gather with friends and family, but it also allows for multiple entrees into the home. Whether the porch wraps around one side of the house or further, it will create enormous functionality and value.