Outdoor rooms and gardens are the perfect way to extend your home to the outdoors. Whether you have an existing garden in which you plan to create a living space or you are starting with little to no landscaping, design options abound that will allow you to make the most of your outdoor space for relaxing or entertaining.

Create the Outdoor Room Your Garden Desires this Summer

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Similar to decorating a room inside your home, when planning outdoor rooms and gardens, you must give thought to the details. The following are some of the things you will have to decide before starting your project:

  • Choose a color scheme that fits what you visualize for the space.
  • Look at the various flooring options to find what works best.
  • Furniture options go way beyond the aluminum folding chairs of the past. Choose the style that will accommodate your needs.
  • Consider decorative items such as plants, glassware or other items that will pull the room together.
  • Determine if you will be cooking or having fires in your outdoor room.

If your outdoor room is being created in a porch or under a roof, you may wish to add a ceiling fan or heater to extend the time you can use this space. When designing a space in an open area, shade sails make a unique and flattering sun shelter which can lower the temperature underneath by as much as 20 degrees. As they become more widely available, shade sails are creating more interesting architectural spaces with both form and function for residential areas.

Create the Outdoor Room Your Garden Desires this Summer

Source: TMS Architects

The second part of creating outdoor rooms and gardens relies on the use of plants, trees, and shrubs to finish off your space. Considerations here include whether or not you are connecting to an existing garden, or choosing plants that work best with your new decor.

Your perfect outdoor room might seem daunting to you. TMS Architects can help you design and build a space that you will enjoy for many years to come. It is not too late to be able to enjoy your room this summer if you contact us today.

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