Six Great Ideas for Outdoor Living Spaces

Getting ready to renovate your outdoor living area? More homeowners are looking to extend their living space outside, and they’re coming up with unique ideas for outdoor living spaces that are both functional and aesthetically appealing. Here are the six best outdoor living space ideas to serve as inspiration for your renovation.

Outdoor kitchen

Do you love to host backyard dinner parties? One of the most popular ideas for outdoor living spaces today is a custom outdoor kitchen. Include all the appliances you need to cook your favorite meals outside—a stainless steel refrigerator, smoker oven and barbecue grill are just a few of the essentials.

Pair your outdoor kitchen with an accommodating dining space with a table and a few chairs for lounging and enjoying great meals in the open air. Invest in outdoor furniture that can stand up to the elements, and include string lighting for illumination and ambience.

Fireplace or fire pit

There’s nothing quite as cozy and inviting as a backyard fireplace or fire pit. While installing a fireplace requires the help of a hardscape designer and masonry professionals, they turn any outdoor living space into an exciting place for the family to spend time together, offering seating areas and a great backdrop for a TV. It’s also easy to build or install an accommodating fire pit yourself. Fire pits have become more aesthetically pleasing in recent years, appearing more like “fire features” than rustic pits.

Bar area

If you don’t like the idea of installing an entire kitchen in your yard—or you simply don’t have the space for it—consider adding a bar counter to your outdoor living space. Whether you want a space to meet with friends or a quiet spot to escape in the yard, there are plenty of uses for an outdoor bar area. Include a thatched roof if you’re going for an island vibe.

Water feature

Want to add a unique look to your garden? Water features in a garden instantly make your outdoor space more magical. Whether you install a small fountain or build your own koi pond, the sights and sounds of bubbling water are naturally soothing and always appealing.

Spa retreat

There’s nothing quite like a backyard spa—it’s the ultimate in outdoor relaxation. Just as important as the type of spa you choose for your space, whether a traditional redwood tub or a self-contained spa unit with all the bells and whistles, is the matter of privacy. Install quality fencing or garden walls to enclose your spa area and ensure you have the privacy you need.


Create a shady spot in your garden by installing a pergola. You can make a sleek, modern pergola from materials like welded black metal, or go for something more rustic and use natural wood. Train climbing vines to cover the pergola and enjoy some extra shade and privacy.

Looking to turn your ideas for outdoor living spaces into reality? Contact Joe Myers Construction Inc. today. We’ll help you create a backyard paradise that you and your family and friends can enjoy for years to come.