outdoor living Tag

20 Outdoor Rooms With Entertaining Flair

From Houzz

Summer is here, and with it comes long lazy days lounging by the swimming pool, or sipping a drink in a lounge chair, or grilling outside in the backyard with the family.  Have you ever wanted to change the dynamic of your backyard into more of an entertaining area?  Outdoor living is one of the strongest trends in American households, and properly designing and planning the outdoor living space can make all the difference.  This post from Houzz presents 20 different ideas for outdoor living spaces to facilitate family gatherings, outdoor parties and entertaining, or just plain lounging time alone or with the family.

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CANOPIES, PERGOLAS & GAZEBOS. A LOOK AT POPULAR & FUNCTIONAL OUTDOOR STRUCTURES

From Cipriano Custom Swimming Pools

Nothing adds interest, verticality, shade and a focal point like an outdoor structure.  Skilled Landscape Designers will use canopies, gazebos, pergolas as tools in their arsenal to create interest, gathering areas, and to create vignettes in the outoor space.  This post from Cipriano Landscape Design and Custom Pools in New Jersey presents a short treatise on these outdoor structures, and discusses when the various forms of these structures are appropriate to incorporate into an outdoor living space.

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