Are you happy with your outdoor living space? Homeowners with a small, rundown brick patio or those with no space to entertain at all are probably less than thrilled with their current setup.
If this sounds familiar, it’s time to start thinking about creating a space that will add to your own quality of life while significantly increasing the overall value of your property. With so many incredible options and ideas for establishing a truly fabulous outdoor living area on a reasonable budget, there’s really no excuse not to start upgrading your landscape today.
Need some inspiration? These seven jaw-dropping outdoor living space plans that will completely transform your property and your life.
1. Chef’s Paradise
If you’re someone who loves to cook, you deserve the luxury of a stunning, fully equipped outdoor kitchen. NJ homeowners from all across the state are falling in love with the notion of creating an outdoor living space that enables them to prepare, cook and serve meals in the fresh air, all while being able to stay connected to their family and friends who are spending time outdoors.
There’s no more need to constantly run back and forth between your indoor kitchen and your outdoor dining room in order to whip up a mouth-watering dish for the people you love.
Imagine a polished bluestone slab countertop, stone ovens and pizza ovens and stainless steel appliances at your disposal. Now imagine this gorgeous kitchen being situated al fresco, adjacent to your patio and outdoor dining area. Entertaining has never been so easy or attractive.
2. Together Time
Outdoor living spaces offer families a place to come together and make beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. If your current setup doesn’t allow for comfortable, inviting, quality family time, you’re seriously missing out.
Fortunately, it’s easy to establish a space that’s conducive to trading stories, playing card and board games, or just relaxing together in the beautiful, NJ weather. We love the idea of establishing a plan that combines both an outdoor living and outdoor dining area.
Whether you’re working with decorative pea gravel, natural stone slabs or manufactured concrete, it’s simple to set up an area for sharing a meal around a beautiful patio dining room set. Being able to quickly transition away from the dining area and into a seating and entertaining space with comfortable patio couches and loungers will encourage you and your loved ones to keep enjoying your time together.
Many homeowners choose to introduce outdoor fireplaces or heat lamps in order to maintain a comfortable atmosphere even when the temperatures dip and accent lighting can keep your board game going after the sun sets.
3. Game Day Delight
Whether you’re into baseball, football or any sport in-between, getting together with your friends to watch the big game is a Sunday afternoon staple. Why waste your money on heading out to a local bar when you can get in on the action from the comfort of your own home?
With the right outdoor living space plan, you could set up the best place in town to catch the game. Both natural and manufactured stone make for attractive, practical and fully functional bars and countertops.
Install shelving behind the bar with locking cabinets to keep your malt liquors and keep your stainless steel fridge fully stocked with beer for sharing with your buddies. A flat-screen TV can be installed flush with the wall behind your bar.
Now all you need to do is pull up a bar stool and cheer for your favorite team. You can impress your friends by offering piping hot pizza from your stone pizza oven or by prepping wings and jalapeño poppers in your outdoor kitchen.
4. Country Club Life
Say no to paying excessive country club fees for a space that you have to share with total strangers. A growing number of NJ homeowners are choosing to create their own, private “country club” resorts right in their own backyard.
Natural stone and manufactured concrete, designed to resemble natural stone or hardwood, can be used to create incredible pool decks for lounging after you take a dip in the cool, soothing waters.
Use natural stone or manufactured kits to build a swim-up bar or a poolside lounge between your swimming pool and your hot tub or sauna. Outdoor living space plans have never been quite so lush and luxurious.
5. Enchanted Hideaway
After a hard week at work, fighting traffic and dealing with the hustle and bustle of the city, you should feel like you can truly get away from it all. With the right outdoor living space plan, it’s possible to find a peaceful haven by simply stepping out your back door.
Sunken patios and outdoor living rooms that are surrounded by green plants give you a sense of seclusion and privacy. Consider surrounding the space with soothing Tiki Torches and cascading waterfalls for even more of a romantic and enchanting vibe. Your own personal oasis awaits.
You don’t have to fly halfway around the globe to relax and unwind in style. A wide range of hardscaping and landscaping materials are available that make it easy for you to establish outdoor living space plans that will make you feel like you’ve traveled to Barcelona, Athens or even the Caribbean.
Large concrete slabs and porcelain tiles can set the tone. Water features and raised planters create a tropical vibe, while elegant stone staircases establish European style. Every day will feel like a world-class getaway in a 5-star resort.
7. Under the Stars
There’s something truly special about coming together with the people you love most under the NJ night sky. One perfect way to spend a starry night is around the fire pit.
A growing number of NJ residents are including natural stone and manufactured concrete fire pits into their outdoor living space plans in order to create warmth and vibrancy.
Beautiful patios with ample seating can be centered around the fire focal point. Here you can toast marshmallows, play the guitar and sing songs, share ghost stories or just laugh and establish lifelong memories.
Upgrading Your Outdoor Living Space in NJ
If you’re as crazy about these outdoor living space plans as we are, we’re here to help you make your dreams come true. As landscaping and hardscaping experts, Braen Supply has all of the materials, tools, equipment and inside knowledge required to help you make smart choices for your project – all on a budget you can afford.
We are authorized dealers for some of the top hardscaping manufacturers in the nation and in the world and we also offer a huge inventory of natural stone products that have been locally harvested and manufactured from our own NJ quarries.
All of our materials are competitively priced for your convenience. Feel free to visit our showroom today, or give us a call to talk about ordering materials for pickup or bulk delivery. We deliver throughout parts of NJ, NY, NYC and PA.