Happy First Day of Summer! Savor Longer Days in Your Outdoor Living Space

While San Diegans enjoy many days that feel like “summer” year-round, today’s summer solstice kicks off the official start to the season. It’s a perfect opportunity to be inspired by outdoor living spaces for your home, from expansive backyards with a pool to stylish decks or patios. Proven to improve physical and mental well-being, indoor/outdoor living also dramatically enhances the relaxation and entertaining possibilities for your home. Designs can be modern, simple, and streamlined or encompass multiple elements including an outdoor kitchen, fire pits, louvered roofs, or water features. Here are some ideas to consider when you’re planning the outdoor living space of your dreams!

Design for Maximized Space Planning
When designing any area – inside or outside – the first question to contemplate is how you will use your space. If your priority is a serene and private retreat, design decisions will be different than if you are a couple who loves to frequently entertain, or a young growing family that wants to integrate elements for kids. It’s best practice to start with imagining all the ways you want your space to work before thinking about how you want your space to look.

Integrating Indoors and Outdoors
An outdoor living space that feels like a natural extension of your home that has always belonged relies on meticulous integration of the design and architecture of your indoor and outdoor spaces. While you may want to experiment with new style in your outdoor living space, a professional designer can help you understand how to do that in a way that retains the design integrity of your interior and exterior. 

Year-Round Summer Living
Enjoying the outdoors in any season is a luxury that you can feel even more comfortable and inviting with thoughtful elements. A louvered roof will protect from sun and rain, while a fireplace or fire pits create cozy conversation circles. Water features from a fountain to a pool add fun when the weather is warm, while heating and lighting take your outdoor living space from day to evening.

Make the most of the San Diego climate summer, fall, winter, and spring with a stylish outdoor living space for your whole home remodel or new home. Our team of architects and designers will guide you through the design build process every step of the way.