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5 Outdoor Living Space Ideas to Upgrade Your Backyard

If you’re looking to add some extra living space to your home, consider expanding outdoors. Outdoor living spaces are an excellent way to enjoy Maine’s warmer seasons, and they can even add value to your home.

The following backyard features add function and style to any outdoor space; all that’s left to do is pick your favorites and get started on your outdoor living transformation.

Fireplaces and Fire Pits

Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are the ideal gathering spot for any outdoor living space. Not only do they add a cozy ambiance, but they also extend the outdoor entertaining season by providing warmth on chilly nights. With the help of an experienced hardscape designer, you can design and build an incredible fire feature for your guests and family to enjoy.

Built-in Grill Stations

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A built-in grill is a must-have for outdoor cooks that love to entertain. Whether it’s more prep space you’re after or protection from the elements, a custom built-in grill will make outdoor cooking a breeze.

You can customize your grill station to include all the features and amenities you need. Be sure to include plenty of counter space for food prep, storage for all of your grilling tools, and a built-in sink for easy cleanup.

Outdoor Kitchen

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For the ultimate outdoor living space, consider adding an outdoor kitchen. This will give you all of the conveniences of cooking indoors, but with the added bonus of enjoying the outdoors with your family and guests.

Your outdoor kitchen can include everything from the standard oven and stove-top combo to a pizza oven, outdoor fridge, and wine cooler. If you’d like to incorporate a bar area, be sure to add plenty of seating and outdoor lighting to make it the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cocktail.

Water Features

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A water feature adds visual interest and relaxation to your outdoor living space. Fountains, ponds, and waterfall features are all popular choices and can be customized to fit the size and style of your outdoor space to create a tranquil oasis.

Gazebos and Pergolas

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Gazebos and pergolas are perfect for creating an outdoor living room. Pergolas will provide shade from the sun, while gazebos offer added protection from the elements on rainy days.

Both can be customized with outdoor furniture and decor to create a cozy outdoor retreat that you’ll never want to leave. Gazebos can even be outfitted with ceiling fans, screens, and outdoor lighting to make them the perfect place to relax day or night.

Design Your Space with a Maine Landscaping Company

These are just a few of the ways that you can upgrade your outdoor living space. With the help of the craftsmen and hardscape designers at Davis Landscape Company, you can create an incredible backyard retreat that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

So what are you waiting for? View our Escapes Gallery of finished projects for inspiration and start planning your outdoor living transformation today!