Summer is made for the outdoors; for getting your hands dirty in the garden, enjoying meals cooked over an open flame, and gathering with family and friends. But if your outdoor space leaves a bit to be desired, here are 5 ideas to help you turn it into the relaxing retreat you envision.
Bring Indoor Conveniences Outdoors
People often talk about bringing the outdoors in, but what about vice versa? An outdoor kitchen, comfortable seating areas, and even a sink can help make your outdoor entertaining a breeze.
Plan a Picture Perfect Patio (or Deck)
If a patio or deck renovation is in your future, design it to be a welcoming extension of your home. Whether it’s a multilevel deck or a stone patio surrounded by flower beds and lush greenery, you can create an outdoor living space – with its own sink and faucets – that complements the architecture and makes you feel as if you’ve added another room.
Add Some Privacy
Fences, garden walls, pergolas, and even landscaping can help make your backyard feel like an intimate oasis, offer privacy from neighbors, and even screen off less than attractive views. A cascading waterfall fountain also can drown out neighborhood noises and provide a serene place to unwind after a long day.
Don’t Forget Function
When it comes to getting the most out of your backyard, don’t skip the practical. Additional outdoor faucets mean never having to drag the water hose from one end of your property to the other, a garden sink makes cleaning gardening tools a snap, and stylish storage benches and boxes keep tools and small equipment out of sight.
At Connor Plumbing, we can help make all your outdoor plumbing wishes come true. Be sure to consult with us early on in the planning stage; that way, we might be able to save you some money by suggesting alternate products, placements, and by providing other creative plumbing ideas. After all, that’s big part of what we’re here for.