Summer is right around the corner. Time for barbecues, fireside chats, and outdoor entertaining. One area of the home that has come the furthest in design ideas over the years is the outdoor living space. Today, homeowners are including televisions, entire kitchens, and creative living spaces in their backyard oases. If you’re looking to spruce up your outdoor space, below are some tips on making the most of your patio and garden.
Add an outdoor kitchen – with a cooktop, sink, cabinets, and small refrigerator for all of your grilling tools right at your fingertips.
Elevate the lighting – from overhead outdoor dining lights to festoon lights, to ceiling fans, task and mood lighting make the most of your entertaining space. Include different lights for different activity areas such as grilling, an outdoor bar, a dining table, or a seating area.
Add a Sound System – prep your patio for outdoor dinner parties with a sound system. Choose speakers that are the same color as your exterior siding, so they blend into the environment.
Incorporate a water feature – whether a fountain or a river rock stream and pond, water features add a calming ambiance to any outdoor gathering space.
Create an outdoor cinema – perfect for families and couples alike, what could be better than enjoying the cool night air watching a movie under the stars? Popcorn anyone?
Heat things up with an overhead heating element – this is Colorado, where the nights cool down nicely. Overhead heaters allow the evening fun to go on longer.
Indoor tech outdoors – Imagine inviting neighbors and family over to enjoy an outdoor room with a built-in hot tub and a wall-mounted TV with mood lighting along the floor.
Beautiful gardens – complete your outdoor oasis with shade trees, perennials, annuals, and flowering shrubs that add visual appeal and privacy screening.
As you plan your outdoor entertaining space, let us know how our Denver electricians can help. We offer outdoor electrical wiring for lighting, fans, televisions, circuits for sprinkler systems, and more. Call Bell Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical for an in-home estimate today!