How to Design an Outdoor Living Space

Find out how to create the perfect outdoor living space with Monark appliances!

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Designing the perfect outdoor living space can be tricky. It can be difficult to select the right layout, furniture and outdoor appliances.

Whether you use your space for everyday enjoyment or to host the neighborhood’s best backyard party, creating a design that is both functional and inviting is a must. If you keep the following ideas in mind, you’ll be able to craft an outdoor living space everyone will want to visit.

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Add Variety With Height

When designing your outdoor living space, using multiple levels can give the area variety. You can use an upper deck for entertaining and a lower one for grilling or bonfires. Different heights also create a visual variety that will please the eye. A one-dimensional, flat space will lack appeal and provide no separation in the space.

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Use Design to Create Movement

Pay careful attention to the flow of movement when designing your outdoor living space. It’s very important that people are able to move freely. While you can guide them through your backyard using careful placement of plants and furnishings, be sure the area is not cluttered and that they won’t bump into the grillmaster during a backyard barbeque.

Incorporate Pops of Color

Accessories in bright colors will bring pops of life to your space. Try incorporating brightly colored candle holders, pillows or sculptures. These are excellent eye catchers and great conversation starters. The brightness will always break up the dark colors common to patio furniture.

Create an Outdoor Kitchen

Nice weather and longer daylight hours call for outdoor entertaining. However, it can be a pain to trudge inside and outside multiple times with multiple dishes. The solution is simple: create an outdoor kitchen in your outdoor living space!

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Outdoor kitchens have rapidly gained popularity and companies are now offering more than just grills. Wolf offers some of the highest quality, most innovative products for outdoor kitchens. In addition to several grill options, has an undercounter ice maker and refrigerator as well as a warming drawer. With Wolf’s line of outdoor products, you can host a backyard party in your outdoor living space from start to finish, eliminating the need to move back and forth from the house to the deck.

In additional to Wolf appliances, Monark offers the highest quality and most innovative products for your outdoor kitchen. This includes outdoor grills, ice makers and warming drawers from brands you know and trust like Sub-Zero, Viking and Alfresco.

Furnish With Chic and Comfortable Seating

Gone are the days of plastic chairs and glass patio tables. Your outdoor furniture needs to be stylish and functional. Depending on the size of your space, you can invest in an outdoor sofa and chairs or high-quality patio set. Make sure you have enough seating for dinner parties. It’s also important to center your seats around a focal point, such as a fire pit or table, or keep it close to your outdoor kitchen to foster conversation while cooking.

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If you keep the tips listed above in mind when designing your outdoor living space, you’ll surely create a space that will be the envy of the neighborhood!

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