Did you know that pool sales have increased dramatically over the last year? Sanitization and safety concerns have lead people to want pools all to themselves.

Are you considering an outdoor living area remodel? Gardens, pools, and sanctuaries may be in your near future! Read our guide to 8 brilliant ways you can transform your outdoor living area.

1. Stargaze in the Warmth of Your Outdoor Fireplace

An outdoor fireplace will quickly become the focal point of your outdoor living area. No matter the season, outdoor fireplaces have been warming chilly nights for centuries. They are capable of year-round use and come in a wide variety of options.

The traditional approach to your outdoor fireplaces would involve chopping wood. However, nowadays fireplaces come in gas and electric options as well. 

This new feature will become the hotspot of your home during the cooler months. Roast marshmallows with the kids or drink a glass of wine by the flames. Relaxation doesn’t have to be complicated when you install an outdoor fireplace.

2. Plant a Luscious Outdoor Garden

Outdoor gardens transform any backyard into a lush oasis. Take the time to properly educate yourself on your region’s growing climate and native plant species. 

Once you can intuitively understand gardening, you can grow a jungle! What will you plant in your new garden first?

Outdoor gardens can be tailored to the amount of available space you have to work with. Small garden plots can be extended vertically with the right tools and blueprints. 

Gardening systems can be customized to fit your region’s growing climate and water consumption laws. Earth is bountiful in its variety of plants so there are species perfect for every region.

Your outdoor garden can turn into a fruitful venture once you plant produce-bearing species! Planting a luscious outdoor garden may seem like an investment initially, but the health benefits greatly outweigh the cost.

3. Snuggle up in a Cozy Outdoor Living Area

Transforming your outdoor living area doesn’t have to require manual labor. Browse through hundreds of online catalogs and select the coziest outdoor seating you can find.

Outdoor seating is specialized with weather-resistant fabrics and materials so that it can withstand the elements.

Your outdoor seating options are not limited to sofas and recliners. Swing chairs, day beds, and hammocks are the perfect places to lounge and relax any time of day.

Consider having a basket of outdoor blankets and pillows nearby for the ultimate cozy outdoor living experience. Make sure you bring plenty of snacks!

4. Exercise in Your Private Pool

A pool quickly becomes the main attraction in any outdoor living space. Pools are great for families and anyone looking for a new exercise routine.

Private pools offer peace of mind during these turbulent times. Enjoy the comfort of sharing your pool with family and loved ones. Enjoy knowing how often it is cleaned and maintained.

Pools do require maintenance, however, a well-maintained pool can last for decades! Investing in a pool is investing in a new lifestyle for yourself and your family.

Pools can be heated for those who want to enjoy swimming in all four seasons. Pools can also be customized to fit their usable space. Plunge pools are deep but not very wide, on the other hand, shallow pools are perfect for children.

5 Cook In Your Customized Outdoor Kitchen

You may be thinking, “I already have a kitchen!” but, you may not have been able to fully customize your indoor kitchen. An outdoor kitchen can be fully customized to suit your culinary needs. 

An outdoor kitchen is a great idea for people who don’t want to undertake an entire renovation but are looking to add appeal to their home.

Outdoor can be fully customized and designed to fit your home’s layout. You can choose all of the materials, appliances, and surfaces that will compose your outdoor kitchen. Here are few items for your shopping list:

  • Countertops
  • Range
  • Cooling system
  • Energy source
  • Tables and chairs
  • Faucet and finishings

6 Relax In Your Traditional Japanese Garden

If you are pressed for space then consider creating a small Japanese-style garden in your outdoor living area. 

Japanese gardens work with a lot of stone and rocks so this is a great idea for small outdoor living spaces.

Take your time placing the stones mindfully so that this area remains sacred and becomes a place for meditation and deep relaxation.

7 Blow Off Some Steam in Your Outdoor Gym

If too much relaxation isn’t your thing then consider adding a home gym to your outdoor living area!

Outdoor exercise spaces can be customized to your preferred exercise style and formal physical training. 

For example, if you are not a fan of exercise equipment and machines then consider constructing a calisthenics space to play in!

8 Create a Sanctuary for Your Pets

The humans in your family may have plenty of indoor territories but what about your dogs? If your dog is missing the space it needs to play and relax then consider create a space outside for them to enjoy. 

Involve the whole in customizing your dog’s new sanctuary! Here are a few pet-friendly outdoor living area ideas. You can construct or buy a doghouse but that’s a bit underwhelming.

Why not design a dog agility course that the whole family can train your pet with? Your dog will certainly appreciate the mental and physical exercise!

Let Us Help Your Perfect Your Outdoor Living Area!

Now you are well-equipped to create your own outdoor living area. Which design element will you start with?

Whatever theme you choose, let us help you customize your dream pool. If you are in the greater Houston area, contact Sahara Construction and Custom Pools with your questions and we will be glad to help you!