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Design the Perfect Outdoor Space

With spring in bloom and summer on the way, more and more people start spending their time outside. Whether you love gardening, grilling, enjoying drinks on the porch, or watching the kids play outside, you can make the most of your outdoor space by designing your dream yard.

A Place That Brings People Together

If you love entertaining family and friends, transforming your outdoor space into a gathering place is a great way to bring the party outside. You can do this by adding a fire pit, a stylish table, colorful patio furniture, a hammock, or a porch swing. If you have kids, add some fun outdoor games such as corn hole, giant JENGA, or badminton. Your backyard will be the place to be! 

Make a Splash

If there’s anything we know about Wichita summers, it’s that they are hot! If you’re looking to beat the heat while enjoying your days outside, add a pool or pond to transform your backyard into a paradise. As you begin planning your pool, consider the different types of designs. Some popular designs include an infinity pool, waterfall pools, lap pools, and glass pools. When it comes to customizing your pool, add some color with mosaic tiling, mood lighting, or add even more fun with a slide, diving board, swim-up bar, or lazy river. 

Press Play From Your Patio

Consider adding a screen to your outdoor setup. You’ll be able to watch the sunset while watching your favorite sports teams or the latest movies. As you plan for your outdoor TV, consider the size you want, the best viewing angle, and the best spot to keep it out of direct sunlight. After you’ve planned the setup for your TV, start picking out all the comfy furniture you’ll want for your newest hangout space!

Connect With Nature

One of the best parts of spending time outside is the peace, quiet, and beauty that comes with it. Bring the tranquility of nature into your backyard. Add some color with your favorite flowers; plant trees to create more natural shade. Maybe you’ve always wanted to have your own garden — now is the time! You can start small by planting herbs like basil, oregano, and mint. Before you know it, you’ll be harvesting all kinds of fruits and vegetables to share with your family and friends! 

Light up the Night 

Last but not least, add some sparkle to your yard. You can do this in many different ways! You could add a chandelier to your outdoor gathering space, garden lights to create a walking path, or string lights. String lights can be hung on trees, fences, railings, and anywhere else in your outdoor space. Adding lights will create instant charm, and make your backyard stand out. 

Create the home of your dreams, complete with a beautiful outdoor space, with Paul Gray Homes. Call us at 316-990-0000 to get started!