Now that summer is here, it’s time to get outside and enjoy these beautiful Houston summer nights. At Morning Star Builders, we often create indoor living spaces outdoors. These are perfect places for less formal entertaining as well as larger gatherings such as weddings, showers or graduation parties. The outdoor areas we build often feature all the amazing features you could ever want in outdoor living. Think outdoor kitchen, wet bar, water patio features and fire.

If you’re thinking about adding outdoor living space to your current property, but aren’t sure where to begin then give us a call, we’d love to help you remodel your outdoor living space. If you’re looking for more DIY ideas, read on for some outdoor living tips you can incorporate this weekend.

Outdoor Living in Style

Fire – Nothing brings us together outdoors like a fireplace. Today’s fire options are pretty impressive. From fire tables that incorporate water to stone ovens for cooking, and don’t forget the standard fire pit that you can build in an afternoon. Adding a fire source to your backyard is a great way to increase not only the value of your home but also the fun.

Plenty of Seating – Be sure you have plenty of seating options on hand this summer. You’ll want more than just a picnic table and some old worn out lawn chairs or camping chairs. Today’s outside furniture is not only durable, washable and sturdy, it is also eco friendly and lovely to sit on, eat at and otherwise use and abuse.

Sculpture – Adding a fountain or sculpture to your backyard creates a focal point and makes the space more interesting. You can find some great looking pieces of art at local artisan festivals or even make your own. Backyard art doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, thrift shop or flea market pieces provide some of the most unique pieces. Truly one of a kind.

Wall Space – Don’t forget to use outdoor wall space. Display large wall art on the sides of barns, studios or garages. With larger areas to display artwork, you can really let loose your creative side. Go wild!

Light – Use candles, flames candles and string lights to add warmth and light to the backyard. Hang string lights from trees, deck railings and stairways to create a mystical backyard wonderland.

These are just some ways you can turn your backyard into an outdoor living space that’s more than just a grill and a picnic table. For more ideas try outdoor living spaces on Pinterest.