Outdoor Spaces Great for Entertaining

Spring is a great time to update your outdoor spaces, which not only increases entertaining and leisure space but also can improve the value of your home.

There are more materials now available for outdoor use, whether you want to have tiles or treated wood flooring, to create an outdoor space perfect for entertaining. Another great addition to your outdoor space can be a fire pit or outdoor fireplace.

According to the 2017 National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Staging report, the desire to see outdoor spaces staged when selling a home was at 63 percent. It was not mentioned in previous years’ surveys. When homes are staged, they are more appealing to buyers and often sell faster.

Enhance any style

Your outdoor space can reflect your style, enhancing contemporary or vintage designs. With many styles and patterns of outdoor furniture to choose from, homeowners can work with interior designers to design the space.

“The best way to provide this to clients is through expanding their living space bringing the outdoors as a part of their activities and living,” said Principal Interior Designer Julie Holzman. “This type of design is cost effective and easy to build. Spring is a great time to think about revamping your outdoor spaces.”

outdoor kitchen
An outdoor kitchen is a great way to add entertaining space to your home.

Ms. Holzman said a popular feature to add to an outdoor design is fire pits or outdoor fireplaces. Not only do they provide ambience, they also can provide warmth, so outdoor spaces can be used through more seasons. A crisp fall night is a great time for s’mores around the firepit.

Another option is an outdoor pizza oven as part of an outdoor bar or kitchen area. This can provide a great spot for family gatherings or entertaining. According to Houzz, more people are entertaining larger crowds in a serve-yourself type of atmosphere. The Houzz category of “home bar” is one of the fastest growing and searched type of photos.

Ms. Holzman said expanding living space and bringing nature into the design is cost-effective and easy to build as well as providing a great place to let go of stress from the day.

Having an outdoor retreat at home can provide a place to relax, enjoy nature and take a mini vacation right in your own backyard!

Holzman Interiors provides full-service interior design services. Contact Holzman Interiors for a free interior design consultation or visit our showroom at TileAmerica, 63 Harbor View Ave., Stamford, Connecticut, to see examples of the furniture and discuss design ideas.

 

 

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