Today, the chance of having a wide yard in big cities is very small. However, in other locations spacious land may still be obtained. You can take advantage of the opportunity to create a unique feature in your home, the outdoor living room.
In this area, you and your family can mingle, spend time, talk, or just relax together. Here are some tips to make your outdoor living room:
Look for references
The first thing you should do is look for inspiration and do not limit this process. You have to free your imagination with the continued construction and decoration for your dream. Start surfing the internet, reading decorating magazines, to take a walk at the hardware store that provides a variety of outdoor purposes. When it finds it, it’s time you start the process of calculation and design more seriously.
Make sure the size of the outdoor space
Knowing the size of your yard will make a “family room” is one of the important things. Because, by knowing its size, design as you know what you can make, and most can be accommodated your home. In addition, the amount of space will greatly affect the amount of material required.
Before advancing to the previous step, you’ll want to calculate the budget you have. Obviously, this budget is able to be an indicator of your ability to renovate the house. If you have any excess money, you simply start the process of renovation.
However, if just enough or even less, you should not need to completely renovate the garden and yard. Wait until the funds have been collected. Because, potentially delaying construction a greater expense. Suffice put some chairs and lighting while if you want to make a family event “cheap”.
Complement home decor
You may create as freely as possible. However, the design should be able to support and complement your home decor. Create a harmonious design with landscape and architectural design houses. The way to make your home into an integrated whole and was “flowing”.
Use the right Materials
Because it is outside, you need furniture that is resistant to sunlight, rain, and wind. In addition, you should also make some adjustments. For example, use bright colors and avoid black. The black color can be very hot if you are “basking” in the sun. Do not forget, also provide romantic lighting using candles or special outdoor lights dim. Using chandeliers will also enliven the atmosphere of the living room “extra” is.
In harmony with nature
In addition to choosing the right furniture for the outdoors, you should also pay attention to the environmental conditions in the area. Note the wind and solar orientation. By considering the “nature” in the living room, you can use it to make the living room more comfortable.
While noting the direction of the wind and the sunlight, note also the ease of access to this place. You might be interested in placing an outdoor family room off the kitchen. Mingle certainly more fun if the food is always available.
You will also feel more comfortable if the conditions are more favorable surroundings. If it is not possible for locations with beautiful scenery, make yourself beautiful landscape by planting a variety of flowers, making the pool, or put your outdoor family room on the roof of the house.
Do not ignore privacy
Located outside the home, the living room does not mean you are no longer a part of your home. Keep your privacy by planting tall plants in the area around the family room, or leave the fence.
Give a chance shelter
Provide large umbrellas, gazebo, pergola, or a curtain around and on top of your living room. This way, you can still relax despite the scorching heat or rain.