Add Outdoor Space to Make Your Home Feel Bigger

Let’s face it, space is a commodity. You only have so much of it that you can use within the footprint of your home. So when you are looking for more space, you have two options...

Let’s face it, space is a commodity. You only have so much of it that you can use within the footprint of your home. So when you are looking for more space, you have two options: you can increase the space vertically, or you can expand your living space to the outdoor space you have. Whether you have a large backyard or a small green space to work with, getting creative with your outdoor space can certainly make it feel like you have more space to work with and live in. 

At Eakman Construction, we work with you to ensure you get the most out of your home, whether it’s updating your luxury home inside or expanding your footprint outside. We’ve put together the best ways to expand your space into the great outdoors. 

Deck it Out

Having a dedicated space to sit and entertain friends and family is an important part of carving out your outdoor space. Decks come in all shapes and sizes and can add a lot of luxury to the backyard. Whether you want a multi-level deck or need to build storage under your deck, you can buy back some of your space and create an opportunity to enjoy your outdoor space more often and with more enthusiasm. High-end finishes can be added to your deck to make it a thing of beauty; pergolas, canopies, lighting and more can all be added to make your deck stand out and stand the test of time. 

Entertainment Areas 

Aside from your deck plans, you can also extend your indoor space outward with luxury outdoor furniture for lounging, eating, sleeping, and more. If you have a pool, you can add additional structures, such as pergolas near the pool, fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, bath houses, saunas a more. Regardless of the weather, you can create an entertainment area that you can use all year long. Remodeling outdoor spaces in Kirkland, WA might include entertaining areas such as a barbeque space, serving station, bar, television area, patio or screen house. 

Lighting and Finishes

Whether you have a lot of space or a little, you can add a lot of depth and interest to your outdoor space and make it feel more homey with the right lighting. Designed to stand up to the elements, outdoor lighting isn’t just functional, it’s beautiful. Today’s designs offer throwback designs as well as modern elements that make your outdoor space feel more like a room than a part of your yard. Adding high-end rugs, soft, plush furniture, pillows, and even art to your outdoor space adds the finishing touches to an outdoor space that you’ll want to enjoy every day. 

How to Make the Most of Your New Found Space

If you are used to hanging out indoors, it might take some coaxing to get you to take your coffee to the deck or your morning breakfast to the eating area, but over time you’ll find that it’s an enjoyable routine to establish. The more time you get to spend outside, the more you’ll look forward to the morning and something as simple as drinking your morning coffee. There are no rules when it comes to making your outdoor addition uniquely you and Eakman Construction can help you create a vision to extend your indoor space outdoors. Contact us today to learn more about how to reclaim unused space in your backyard this year.