As a homeowner, interior designer or someone designing a space, it is important to embrace the idea that home is much more than just a shelter. It is a place that incentivizes you to socialize, think, eat, work, create, and be happy. And, as an essential part of the home – your outdoor spaces are a welcoming extension to your house. A deck, patio, sunroom, garden, terrace, balcony – these all offer outdoor living opportunities to enjoy cool breezes, breathe in fresh air and spend time outdoors without really leaving your home.
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With some level of creativity and planning, you can design your outdoor spaces to create a calming atmosphere. Different elements like the colors, furniture, décor and landscaping you choose contribute to this. Based on your individual style and needs, you can select these elements.
In this article, we explore a few concepts to consider when transforming your backyards, terraces, balconies, and gardens into a relaxing outdoor oasis:
1. patio decks
For properties like villas and townhouses, patios are a great start to turn outdoor yards into relaxing retreats. Elegant concrete patio helps in creating a timeless look for any backyard. Creating a harmony between indoor and outdoor spaces – bask in a perfect outdoor living space year-round with a concrete patio. Homeowners can also use the patio as a setup for an outdoor kitchen or an enclave for a gazebo. Consider other add-ons like a pergola or gazebo to add more style and personality.
Concrete patios provide a versatile and durable foundation for outdoor furniture and accessories. To make your patio more inviting, consider adding a seating area with comfortable chairs and a table for dining or entertaining
Why Patio Decks?
– Get inspired to spend more time outdoors and enjoy the weather
– Creative customizable possibilities as per your style and preference
– Great way to beautify your backyards and add an aesthetic appeal
– Extension to your space for bigger social gatherings
2, outdoor kitchens
Outdoor kitchens are every homeowner’s dream!
Want to host memorable gatherings with family or few guests? Or plan occassional weekend get togethers? Or experience full-scale outdoor dining? Whatever maybe your reason, you can create the perfect place to host gatherings for cooking and dining with an outdoor kitchen. If you enjoy cooking and have a garden or terrace at your disposal – what you cannot miss is an outdoor kitchen. Concrete is an excellent choice for building an outdoor kitchen! It not only offers great durability and weather resistance in all climates, but also adds an aesthetic appeal with its earthy natural color tones.
You can incorporate as many or as little elements in your outdoor kitchen – depending on your needs. Some common elements are a built-in grill station, countertops for food preparation, storage spaces, small fridge. seating areas or dining tables for family and guests. You can even invest in outdoor kitchen accessories and appliances for regular cooking and entertainment.
Why Outdoor Kitchens?
– Perfect way to host friends and family gatherings
– An apt alternative to cooking indoors
– Cooking outside keeps all smell and clutter outside
– Ideal for enjoying flavorful grills, BBQs and roasts
3. sunken lounges
This season, take it up a notch by creating a beautiful sunken lounge! Not only these look incredible, but they also act as a great retreat to spend cozy, cold evenings. Essentially sunken spaces are created by lowering a section of a flat ground. Often used as a lounging space, they add an incredible wow factor to your outdoors. With some professional expertise, you can create an easily accessible, functional, and stylish lounging area.
All in all, creatively using your outdoor space with a sunken area makes for an unforgettable experience – one that will quickly become your favourite space in the house.
Why Sunken Lounges?
– Opportunity to incorporate a wrap-around design element in the house
– Creates a sense of privacy with a ‘space within a space’ concept
– Adds a unique ‘Wow factor’ when having guests or hosting social gatherings
– Upgrades your home design game wtih a visually stunning appeal
4. home gardens
Incorporating greenery is a promising approach to enhance appearance of your space. And it brings other well being benefits too.
Flowers, plants and botanics bring in so much aesthetic to any space— whether big or small, inside, or outside. Balconies, backyards, and terraces offer a great opportunity to develop soothing atmospheres with elements of greenery.
As a natural material, concrete is the most preferred option when it comes to designing and building your garden. There are many ways you can incorporate concrete – concrete pots and planters with your favourite greens, multipurpose furniture, seating areas with benches, lounge chairs, shelving units in balconies are all elements that will liven up the space. Think of other creative add-ons like concrete pathways and stepping stones, water features, figurines, art etc. – according to the available space – all of which help you to create your green paradise – a welcoming, personalized space for outdoor living.
Why Home Gardens?
– Offers a green getaway right inside your home
– Enhances wellness and builds connection with nature
– Allows you to make the most of your landspace
– Adds a personalized touch to your home
5. firepits & fireplaces
Including a fire feature as a focal point for your backyard oasis is another way to make the best use of your outdoor living space. It can serve to draw people together and can extend the usefulness of an outdoor living area in a cooler season. Gathering around a firepit or an outdoor fireplace on chilly nights can be a time you look most forward to.
There are so many ways to bring home a firepit or design a fireplace: An outdoor dining table that doubles up with an inbuilt firepit, a firepit as an extension to your outdoor kitchen or a standalone fireplace incorporated in your lounging area. You can customize as per the space available and how you plan to use it. Thinking about where you want to place your fire pit a little ahead of time will help determine a few key details like the size of the firepit and the fuel type to use.
For balconies and smaller porches where space is limited, you can maximize the area with smaller, smarter and functional furniture with built-in fire elements.
Why Firepits & Fireplaces?
– Make the most of winter season and cooler evenings
– People love to gather around fire – so its a star element for get togethers
– Works in both small and large spaces
– Cost effective investment and durable
pLANNING YOUR DREAM OUTDOOR living SPACES
We hope that you found some inspiration with these ideas. Whether you are an interior designer, architech or homeowner – As a next step, we encourage you to reach out to us for upgrading outdoor living spaces with anything concrete.
With Baytik Design, start planning and creating your dreamy outdoors spaces easily. Our professional team can help you get one step closer to your imagination. Whether it is a modern firepit design or a customized table top – whatever your requirement big or small, indoor or outdoor. We specialize in bespoke concrete pieces – built to last and customized to your preferences. You can also explore our latest collection ENA for stylish and artistic concrete pieces.
About Baytik Design
With a track record of delivering custom order and works of art across the UAE for prestigious clients in diverse sectors from residential to commercial, communities, signage and sculptures – Baytik Design, part of Khansaheb Group, evolved as a brand with a contemporary design approach.
With its “Made in UAE” stamp, Baytik Design proudly carries on the traditions and heritage of its mother company, which was founded in 1935. Whether it’s a coffee table, a stool or a console, there are endless ways to describe Baytik Design’s sculptural furniture. Every piece evokes “singular perfection”, pushing the boundaries between design and decorative art.