Who said dinner parties are only meant for the indoors? Host your next social gathering in the great outdoors!
When it comes to creating an outdoor living environment, features are key. Gone are the days when homeowners were content with just installing a wood deck and throwing in a couple chairs. People are bringing the indoors out and making sure that their exterior is as comfortable as their interior. In this article, we’re giving you tips on how to create an outdoor space you won’t want to leave.
Enjoy the warmth of a fire pit in each others' company
Fire pits create warmth in your backyard for you and your loved ones to enjoy year-round. This perfect gathering point will not only draw the whole family together but inevitably extend your seasons. Whether you’re roasting marshmallows by the fire and looking up at the stars on a cool summer night or escaping the cold by warming up on a crisp winter’s eve, you’ll be glad you invested in such a practical feature. With the Techo-Bloc fire pit designs, not only will you invest in a practical feature, but a stylish one too. Create a fire pit that will act as the centerpiece of your outdoor space. From an array of textures and colors, we have a little something for everyone!
Wear many hats: Cook while upholding your hosting duties!
Ever notice how, during nights with family and friends, everyone seems to gather in the kitchen? A kitchen is the heart of the home and so it seems fitting to recreate that in the outdoors. Build an outdoor kitchen in your backyard and notice how quickly it becomes the focal point of your exterior. No need to retire to the indoors to cook for your loved ones while they spend time outside. You won’t miss a second of quality time with an outdoor kitchen! Why should you miss out on all the fun? There are many outdoor kitchens to choose from on the market. Some come with more bells and whistles than others, allowing you to chose one based on your needs, lifestyle and budget. At Techo-Bloc, we have a vast selection of built-in concrete outdoor kitchens, as well as movable options that allow you to bring your investment with you wherever you go!
Offer your guests a slice of paradise with a water feature
Obviously, the main water feature that comes to mind is a swimming pool. This addition to a backyard quickly becomes the focal point of any exterior in warmer months. At Techo-Bloc, we offer a selection of slabs, pavers and pool copings to make this feature a standout piece in your backyard. However, for those who either don’t have the space or the desire to install a pool, there are other options out there for you! Waterfalls can help you create a relaxing oasis in your backyard. In fact, waterfalls are more than just visually appealing; the sound of trickling water can help you feel more relaxed and calm. This feature also helps mask unwanted noise from surrounding spaces, which is good for people who live in neighborhoods with homes that are close to one another. Not only is it practical, but it is also visually appealing. Design your waterfall to be the centerpiece of your exterior. Create a space around it and watch your backyard transform! You can either select a pre-assembled patio fountain kit, allowing you to enhance your landscape quickly and efficiently, or install a custom waterfall in a retaining wall. The choice is yours to make!
Nothing ruins a party more than discomfort: outdoor seating is key!
When you’re entertaining outdoors, create unique spaces that will make your guests want to linger longer. Outdoor seating is a huge part of that. Nothing’s worse than sitting on an uncomfortable chair for too long or worse, not having anywhere to sit! That’s usually what ends up happening when we attend outdoor dinner parties. Well, no more! We’ve created countless outdoor seating areas with the use of our pavers, slabs and retaining walls. A built-in concrete outdoor seating area is always convenient, especially since you won’t have to worry about its durability in harsher climates. Invest in some plush pillows for comfy seating and you’re good to go! You want to make sure you create seating that will complement your features beautifully and allow you and your loved ones to enjoy them fully. Recreate the coziness of your indoor living room outside! At Techo-Bloc, we have a variety of visually appealing products that allow you to not only add functionality to your exterior, but also durability and style!
Most homeowners find themselves wanting to spend more time outside but feel like they’re compromising on the comfort and practicality of their indoors. No more! With our help, you’ll create an exterior that you, your friends and family won’t ever want to leave! Now that you’re inspired, check out our backyard planning guide to learn about the next steps!