As the weather starts to warm up and the leaves start to bloom, the call to be outside as much as possible will start to set in. If you love your outdoor space and can’t wait to get back to spending your evenings in the mellow summer breeze, it’s time to think about getting your outdoor space ready for the outdoor season. Whether you’re looking to enhance your outdoor space with new stonework or searching for new design ideas, the experts at Authentic Stone Creations have tips for getting outdoor spaces ready for summer.
Even during the summer, the nights can get a little chilly. One way to combat this and still be able to enjoy your outdoor area is by adding an outdoor fireplace. Not only will this give your guests a place to gather, but you can also roast marshmallows or comfortably sit outside with your morning coffee on a cool spring morning. Outdoor fireplaces are the perfect way to lengthen the amount of time you can enjoy your outdoor space during the year.
If you like to cook or entertain outdoors, adding entertainment areas can really optimize your outdoor space. If you have a flair for cooking, a stonework bar or grilling area is a unique way to make your outdoor space more functional. These areas can be as intricate or simplistic as you need, providing a great cooking space to chefs of all expertise levels. If you frequently entertain guests, seating is also very important. Invest in a table that works in the design and décor theme of your outdoor space. Large outdoor sectionals or large stone benches that are strategically placed to maximize the seating in your outdoor space will keep you and your guests comfortably seated all night long.
A simple way to add character to any outdoor space is to add greenery, plants, and flowers. Plants will add natural décor and color to your outdoor area, especially when paired with an interesting planter. For pleasant smells that will relax you and your guests as they surround your outdoor area, try flowers like jasmine, lavender, and honeysuckle, or choose to plant herbs that make a great impression and a great addition to any meal. At Authentic Stone Creations, we can help you build beautiful areas with natural stone to help set your garden apart.
Before the summer is in full swing, make sure your outdoor space is ready for entertaining. Sweep and clean off your stone patios and wooden porches to make sure they’re ready for guests. Inspect your outdoor stonework, walkways, and fireplaces for any damages to prevent anything from getting worse and ensure the integrity of your space. If you need repairs or are thinking of enhancing your home with a new stone patio area, fireplace, bench seating, or any other stonework creation you have in mind, contact the experts at Authentic Stone Creations where we proudly serve Lexington, Kentucky and all the surrounding areas.