outdoor patioColorado is known for its scenic outdoors and beautiful weather, so it’s no wonder why outdoor living spaces are a must-have for residents. Outdoor living spaces have become an extension of our everyday living spaces, allowing us to experience and enjoy nature while still having the comforts of our home. Building a custom home, or remodeling your current one, provides the opportunity to create an awesome outdoor space to enjoy year-round. Here are a few essential outdoor trends and staples to consider when you’re planning to build or remodel your Northern Colorado home:

Decks

Even outdoor living spaces need a strong foundation. Decks provide the structural platform to transform an average backyard into an outdoor oasis. As a relatively inexpensive feature, decks are a sought-after addition for potential homebuyers and a large reason why many homeowners and custom homebuyers are investing in building them onto their homes. With so many different styles and design options, there’s no shortage of ways to create an outdoor gathering space.

Cozy Up to a Fire Pit

Fire pits are a must-have for any backyard, especially in the cooler spring or fall months. Relax and unwind by the fire on a cool night or gather around it with friends at a backyard barbeque. The warm ambient light from the fire creates a cozy outdoor atmosphere that enhances the surrounding outdoor elements and brings a sense of closeness to the people gathered around it. The best part? Fire pits make your outdoor living space multi-seasonal, meaning you can enjoy it nearly all year long.

Backyard ParadisePergola

You may not have heard of a pergola, but you most likely have seen them due to their increase in popularity. Pergolas are square or rectangular outdoor structures consisting of four columns topped with beams and open rafters. These structures are designed to shade outdoor living spaces. The design of the open rafters allows fresh air to circulate and maintain a cool and comfortable outdoor living space. While functional, pergolas are also stunning architectural structures that defines the space to create an inviting outdoor room. One of our favorite features of a pergola is the ability to add additional coverage or one-of-a-kind touches through vines that grow up and over the rafters!

With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to consider revamping your outdoor living space. At Associates in Building + Design, we have the experience and expertise to create the dream outdoor living space for your Northern Colorado home that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Contact us today or visit  www.abd-ltd.com to see our gallery of work.