Creating a Backyard Oasis

When someone mentions the word ‘home,’ most people think of a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. In other words, they think of the areas where families spend the time and decorate the most. However, what about your backyard? This is an area that is often overlooked, even though there is great decorating potential. 

Gerstad Builders has some ideas on ways to spruce up your outdoor living space that will have the neighborhood talking about your backyard oasis.

Patio Furniture

When shopping for patio furniture, there are many options available to choose from. Plus it lets you think about bringing the indoors outside depending on how you want to decorate. The first place to start is seating. Purchase some sofas, chairs and a table to create a perfect setting for entertaining. Next, you can think about the fun pieces. Set up an outdoor bar with some lounge chairs and string some lights which will create a welcoming and entertaining area. The best time of the year to think about purchasing patio furniture is early spring or late summer when items go on sale. Patio furniture can transform any outdoor space into a beautiful space for you to gather with family and friends 

Fire Pits

Fire pits make a great addition to any outdoor space. Living in the midwest can limit our ability to enjoy the outdoors as the weather changes. However, adding a fire pit can turn any patio into a multi-season space. Have a storage bin close by and fill it with a few blankets for additional warmth. Introducing a fire pit to your outdoor space creates a warm and welcoming environment that is perfect for entertaining family and friends. Don’t forget the best part of a fire pit; a functional cooking piece. Not only can you have delicious smores, you can even purchase a grill top to cook hot dogs and hamburgers. A fire pit is the perfect addition to any outdoor space in order to create a warm and welcoming space in your backyard.

Sun Room

There is nothing better than having a sun room especially when living in the midwest. The winters can be long and unpredictable which can make it difficult to enjoy the outdoors. Having a multi-season room allows families to enjoy the outdoors throughout the whole year and not be dependent on the weather. Gerstad Builders has the option to include a four season room, and have the perfect area to enjoy nature’s beauty all year round. 

If you are looking for a perfect home, Gerstad Builders can help with every step in the process. Visit our website, or stop in our Central Sales Office/ Design Center to speak with one of our sales people. 

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