backyard outdoor living area

Creating an Outdoor Living Area You Will Use

It’s that time of year again, when warm sunshine, cool breezes and fun activities draw people outside. Are your outdoor living spaces ready? Or are you shopping for your dream home that includes this perk? If you are interested in building a new house in Cheyenne, talk to your building company about designing an outdoor living area as part of the build! Here are some ideas to make your outdoor space comfortable, functional and personalized for your home and family.

Provide Some Shelter

For those who want to relax outside in Wyoming, a covered outdoor space is necessary to buffer intense sun and wind. Center your space under the shelter of a porch, pergola or awning so you can enjoy it more. Adding a fire pit or fire table is a simple way to generate warmth on cooler evenings. And don’t forget colorful outdoor pillows and throws to add style and keep everyone comfortable.

Add a Deck

There are so many interesting hardscaping elements you can incorporate in an outdoor space. From traditional wood to pavers to flagstone to sleek colored concrete, you can bring style direct to your yard with a well-built deck and other hard surfaces. Use different materials to organize your spaces for evening fun — dining area, firepit area, game zone and so on. As the largest staffed building company in southeast Wyoming, Gateway has experienced carpenters who can bring your dream deck to life!

deck on a custom home in Cheyenne

Install an Outdoor Kitchen

Are you an aspiring BBQ pitmaster? Do you love al fresco dining? Gateway Construction can run a gas line to your outdoor kitchen area to make cooking up chef-worthy meals easy. We can also build counter space into your design for convenient meal prep. An outdoor kitchen is the perfect space to entertain and gives you more room to gather friends and family.

Create an Outdoor Living Room

An outdoor living room lets you relax in the fresh air while still keeping the comforts of home nearby, which is why comfy outdoor furniture is trending. After all, who wants to spend time outdoors if it means sitting on a hard plastic chair? Natural wood furniture with plush seating is a sensible choice because once the weather turns colder in the fall, it can still be used in a sunroom or an enclosed porch. Be sure to choose furnishings made of outdoor fabrics that repel water and resist stains and fading. An outdoor rug can also be an eye-catching addition to your outdoor décor.

outdoor kitchen and outdoor living room

Don’t Forget the Lighting

Last but not least, incorporate landscape lighting to bring your outdoor space to life. Include two types of lighting: overhead lights for illumination of your seating area and indirect light to set the mood. Some types of indirect lighting include tiki torches, solar path lights, strings of garden lights and rope lights. Candles can add an especially romantic touch. Whatever you choose, always make sure that the light fixture is specifically designated for outdoor lighting purposes.

Ready to Hire a Building Company?

No matter the size of your deck, patio or outdoor space, there are simple ways to make it feel like an extension of your home without sacrificing comfort. Wyoming’s short summers mean you need to make the most of every beautiful day outdoors!

With more than two decades of experience in the residential construction industry, Gateway Construction is the local building company that has proven its commitment to crafting high-quality structures and treating each client fairly and ethically. We believe in providing the most value for each dollar and want to build a long-lasting relationship that extends well beyond the closing date. Our experts can offer an outstanding customer experience that is both rewarding and enjoyable — get started by calling us at (307) 632-8950 or completing our online contact request form. We are ready to help you build your future today!

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