With an increasing trend in people wanting to spend more time outdoors and less time cooped up inside, many homeowners are investing in elements that add on to their outdoor living space. There are many ways you can add on to your outdoor living space and increase the amount of time you and your guests spend outdoors.

From adding custom focal points to extending your outdoor enjoyment with outdoor lighting, here are some ways you can add on to your outdoor living space in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, and the surrounding areas.

Provide Outdoor Areas Away From Pests with a Screened-in Porch

In some areas, particularly at night, insects and other pests create a nuisance for guests. Mosquitoes, spiders, and other pests drastically decrease one’s enjoyment while outdoors. Adding a screened-in porch allows you and your guests to enjoy your yard and other outdoor areas without being annoyed by insects. A screened-in porch also keeps out leaves, debris, and other items, keeping your patio much cleaner than one that does not have a screen.

Screened-in porches provide a barrier against pests, debris, and wind, and allow you and your guests to enjoy your outdoor space free of pests and other nuisances.

Add Custom Elements Such As Fire Pits, Outdoor Kitchens, & More that Create Focal Points

A yard with custom elements such as an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, or water features, benefits from an increase in outdoor living and enjoyment. When you add a focal point to your property such as a beautiful cascading waterfall, it draws you and your guests to that area and out from the inside of your home. A fire pit or fireplace is a great way to extend your outdoor living space by providing natural light and warmth on a dark, cool night.

Adding an outdoor kitchen is a great way to bring your home’s entertainment outdoors. With an outdoor kitchen, you no longer have to segregate yourself away from your guests to cook indoors while everyone else gathers outside. Now you can continue to enjoy the company of family, friends, and other guests outdoors while cooking and entertaining.

Extend Your Outdoor Enjoyment with Outdoor Lighting

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Installing custom hardscaping elements to your yard is great for adding areas to enjoy the outdoors; however, these areas are useless at night without proper lighting. Adding custom outdoor lighting to your outdoor living spaces increases their usability by illuminating these areas for greater outdoor enjoyment. Whereas these areas were previously unusable at night when it’s dark out, professional LED lighting provides visibility and increases the amount of time you and your guests can enjoy these areas. With outdoor lighting, when it grows dark outside, you never have to worry about cutting your entertainment time short due to low visibility.

Contact us today to start adding on to your outdoor living space!

Adding on to your outdoor living space is a wise investment, one that will pay dividends later on. If you’re looking to add custom landscaping, hardscaping, or outdoor lighting to your property, call us today at (616) 293-0361 to speak with one of our experts. We have experience creating and installing gorgeous outdoor living spaces for homes and businesses in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, and the surrounding areas.