It’s no secret that spending time outside is a good thing. Soaking up the sun’s rays increases our vitamin D intake and reduces stress, nature spurs increased brain function, and just getting outdoors boosts our chances of exercising. In Dallas, Texas, we are lucky to benefit from a short winter, so we have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the outdoors all year long. With the addition of an outdoor living space to your landscape, you provide yourself, family, and friends with an easy way to escape the couch and get into the backyard.
While not the ideal summer activity when temperatures soar past 100, fire pits are great gathering places for the rest of year to enjoy fall, winter, and spring evenings and nights. Ideal for s’mores with the kids, drinks with friends, or just gazing into the bright orange flames underneath the stars, once you have your outdoor fire pit, you will not want to go back inside.
If your indoor kitchen ever feels cramped, or you want to feel the wind on your face while you prepare food for and with your family, an outdoor kitchen can offer a welcome break in your normal routine. With an all-weather food prep surface, grill, and lighting for those late-night meals, you’ll never want to cook inside again. Get your stomach ready for burgers, brats, and kebabs.
Whether you’re relaxing with a book in the sun as the breeze lazily winds through the tree branches above, or hosting a lively party with friends, drinks, and fun, you need somewhere to lounge. Your Dallas outdoor living space is incomplete without the perfect deck, patio, or porch. Here’s the difference between those three: A deck is basically an outdoor living room, with no walls or roof, usually made of wood and raised above the earth. Patios are similar, but are usually paved and level with the surface of the earth. Porches are typically attached to the home and covered by a roof. Whichever lounge area is right for you, these hardscapes can transform your yard into party central or a haven of tranquility.
If you’re interested in learning about how you can get your family outside more with a Dallas outdoor living space, contact Keane Landscaping today.