When it comes to ways to enhance your outdoor space, the options you choose will be largely dependent on your personal style, the way you desire to use the space, and the types of events you plan to host. But no matter what your specific goals may be, we’re guessing that the reason you added a swimming pool in the first place was to make your outdoor space a place where you and your family would desire to spend more time. As you upgrade the space, you can allow it to more effectively become an extension of your home, welcoming anyone who enters to delight in the many amenities available. Think of any addition as an added invitation or welcome mat, allowing the space to be more utilized and enjoyed, making the most out of your investment of both finances and effort.
Universal Creature Comforts
Have you ever walked into a lovely room with visually appealing decor, only to realize there was no place that looked comfortable to sit, or that the seating was arranged in a way that was impractical to the purpose of the room? Perhaps there was no way to really face another person to engage in conversation or to set your beverage. It was as if all effort was directed toward creating a picture-perfect scene, but no one had thought about the practical needs of those who would actually inhabit the space.
One way to ensure that your outdoor space isn’t just nice to look at but to actually function in, is to actually pay attention to how you move in the space and what you find yourself wishing you had – not just to look at but to use. For instance, maybe the seating looks nice and coordinates with your motif, but is it actually comfortable and well-suited for the planned activity or event? Is there enough for the guests you plan to invite?
If you live in an area with uncomfortably high temperatures for an extended period of time, will your pool look refreshing but feel too warm to feel that way? If so, a mechanical chiller may be an option you’ll want to consider. If mosquitos are a problem in your area, you’ll want to consider having your yard fogged for bugs throughout the summer months.
Needs of Individuals
Just like your specific setting will help guide you in considering which additions would best enhance your outdoor space, so will the individuals you wish to accommodate. Whether there are people with young children, mobility limitations, or other specific needs in your life will help you determine details ranging from seating and safety fences to pathways and lighting. The key to hospitality is to consider individuals and how you can make sure your space is welcoming to them.
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