Spring is here, and homeowners throughout Maryland are thinking about their home’s outdoor living setup. Maybe you have a nice setup right now but you want to add to it. Or maybe you’re just getting started. In either case, we can help. In this week’s blog, we’ll talk about a few tips for outdoor living room designs, so you can be better prepared for your next project.
4 Tips for Outdoor Living Room Designs in Maryland
One outdoor living design element many homeowners enjoy is the sense of privacy. There are a number of ways to create privacy in your backyard. The traditional method is a fence, which can be used to great effect. However, you can also choose to plant a natural barrier of bushes or trees to create a landscape element of privacy. While it may take a little longer for your natural barrier to grow, many homeowners appreciate the natural look.
Proximity to the House
Generally speaking, you want your outdoor living room to be closer to, rather than further from your home. Outdoor living spaces that are located closer to the home tend to get used more.
However, it’s important to remember that while pools that are closer to the home usually get used more, you lose the ability to fence off the area in between the pool and the house. If you have young children or pets, this may create a safety concern.
Matching Architectural Styles
Another thing you want to consider with your outdoor living room design in Maryland is the architectural style of your home. You’ll want the style of your hardscaping to match the style of your home. This creates a continuity and consistency that is aesthetically pleasing and will make your outdoor living room more visually appealing.
Use the View
If you’re fortunate enough to have a nice view from the backyard of your home, tailor your outdoor living room around it. Leave the view unobstructed so your family and friends can enjoy it. Leaving the view open also gives your outdoor living space a more expansive feel.
Here at Rhine Pools, we like to differentiate ourselves from other pool companies by being more than just a pool builder. We believe that outdoor living is design is an essential component of integrating your pool into a larger whole, in order to create your own unique outdoor living experience. That’s why we offer a comprehensive approach to outdoor living design in Maryland, including landscaping, hardscaping, outdoor structures, fencing, and outdoor lighting. To learn more about outdoor living and custom pool design, contact us today at 410-442-2445! You can also reach us using our contact form, and connect with us on social media on our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages.