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Tips for a Better Outdoor Living Space

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 29 July , 2015

California is a perfect place for those who enjoy outdoor living. Not only does it provide great weather all year round, but many areas also enjoy beautiful natural foliage and plant life that greatly enhances outdoor beauty. When you want to create an outdoor living space for you and your family, there are a few key elements you need to ensure are present in the design so that you can capture the true beauty of California outdoor life.

Zone Spaces for Maximum Efficiency

Begin by zoning your space. The furniture arrangement will establish the various uses of areas in the outdoor living space. For example, a dining table and chairs may be placed near a grill to define the cooking and eating areas, while a set of chairs my surround a fire pit as a conversational area. Use different textures, colors or even rugs or floor treatments to break up the various areas.

Along with designating specific zones, it is important to include a variety of seating options. Throw in a mix of benches, chairs, tall stools and even kids’ furniture. Once you have determined your zones and furniture options, establish traffic patterns. The outdoor space will only work well if it includes formal walkways that have established corners and borders. These can be established by pavers, plants, edging or even furniture.

Let There Be Fire

No outdoor space is really complete without a fire source. Some outdoor rooms offer beautiful outdoor fireplaces, while others opt for an outdoor kitchen complete with built-in grill. A great option for many, especially those with small spaces, is a fire pit. These fire pits can range in size from small to large, with some being portable. A source of fire is important because it will draw people to it while also emitting warmth and light. Warmth can be an important consideration for after-dark outdoor parties, even in California’s normally temperate climate.

Accessories Are Key To A Great Finish

Finally, you can boost the visual appeal of your space with small accents, including sculptures or a water feature. You will be surprised how the sound of running water can change the feel of an outdoor living space, emitting a sense of calm. If you do not have the budget for a built-in fountain, consider a tabletop version.

Get Help from the Experts

Juniper Landscape Company in San Diego is happy to offer the help of our expert professional landscapers. We can help you develop a plan for the perfect outdoor living space and successfully execute it. If you have an idea of what you want, work with our experts to bring your ideas to life. We can help you plan and implement a beautiful landscaping design, fitting all of your personal needs as well as your budget.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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