In Colorado, we have such great weather year-round that outdoor living is part of the deal. But if you live in a home that doesn’t currently make use of outdoor space, maybe you’ve been thinking of upping your outside game. At Bretz Interiors serving the greater Denver area, we have a few ideas for how to go about the plan.
Remember that no two spaces are alike: Each yard and home are different, and each person will have different goals for the space. Be sure to set your goals for your outdoor living area so that you can make the most of your outdoor makeover dollar and best achieve the look and functionality you want. That said, no matter your goals, many designers suggest that you start by treating the area the same way you would an interior room—measure the space, graph it out, and plan for the elements you want to involve..
Options to Think About
Weather might, of course, impact your outdoor living space. South- or west-facing space that gets lots of sun? Maybe add a pergola or sturdy umbrellas. What about a heating source for those cool evenings or nights? A firepit or overhead heater could do the trick. If your area has a hard surface, consider an outdoor rug—for beauty, to demarcate the space, and for comfort. If you have a small space to work with (for example, a narrow side yard), think about adding tiers to make it look larger—a raised plant bed can do wonders to perspective. And don’t forget the lighting! If you will use your space in the evening or at night, you’ll appreciate light for safety and to set the mood. Walkway lighting (much of which you can find solar-powered), party lights, or even strings of lights could do just the trick.
Incorporate Hunter Douglas Window Fashions
If you’re looking for a way to make the space seem like its own room, designer screen shades from Hunter Douglas can be the answer. Plus, they offer sun, wind, and UV ray protection while they’re at it. If your outdoor living area borders your home, you might need to adjust how you think about the window treatments inside too. With your new space, you might no longer need the indoor light control you did before or your needs might change based on what the outdoor area offers. Either way, if your situation inside has changed because you changed your situation outside, consider upgrading your current window fashions—be sure to speak with one of our representatives today!
Outdoor Living in Lakewood
Bretz Interiors is a family-owned business located in Lakewood and serving the greater Denver area. In operation since 1959, we focus on delivering high quality products and exceptional service to every client. Our showroom has a wide variety of displays and our sales team is happy to assist you with any questions you may have!