Outdoor Living Features

Choosing outdoor living features for your space

When it comes to outdoor living space design with BPI, your options are limitless. From patios and decks to fire pits and outdoor kitchens, it might feel overwhelming — but our experienced landscape architects take your backyard ideas, consider your family’s needs and the layout of your backyard, and combine it all to create your perfect outdoor living space.

Your outdoor living goals

First and foremost, think about your ideal outdoor living space. Do you want a a cozy and intimate space for quiet evenings and family dinners? Do you want your pool and outdoor kitchen to be the go-to for every party? It’s important to consider the size and layout of your space when brainstorming backyard ideas.

Your location

Indiana weather is nothing if not unpredictable. It’s important to consider our climate and the natural features of your yard. If you’re lacking shade, you may want to consider adding features like a pergola or covered living space to keep the hot sun off. If you want to extend your outdoor season, a fire pit or outdoor fireplace can be a great way to keep warm on chilly nights.

Your family’s personality

Next, consider your family’s needs and interests. If you have children, you might want open space for them to play or a large shallow end in your pool. If you enjoy entertaining, an outdoor kitchen and dining area can be a great way to host parties and gatherings. And if you enjoy relaxing and unwinding, a hot tub, hammock, and other cozy backyard ideas can be the perfect addition to your outdoor living space.

Your home’s style

Your outdoor living space should complement the style and aesthetics of your home. Think about the color schemes, textures and materials that will create a cohesive look, and choose features that complement the architecture of your home.

At BPI Outdoor Living, what starts as a list of backyard ideas becomes an immersive escape just steps from your back door. By taking these factors into consideration, our landscape architects partner with you to design and build an outdoor living space that’s a perfect match for you and your family for years to come.

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