With summer just about to enter full swing, house hunters should be on the look out for design aspects that will allow them to make the most of their June, July and August. As temperatures begin to heat up, your home should provide you with easy ways to enjoy the warm weather. In the midst of your hectic day-to-day lifestyle, summer is a time to relax and rejuvenate. During this upcoming summer season, it is important to take some time to yourself and be transported to “vacation mode” within the comfort of your own home.
It’s no secret that Los Angeles boasts beautiful weather year-round. With the absence of true “seasons,” Angelenos are fortunate in their ability to make continuous use of their home’s exterior spaces, even in the thick of winter. Thus, design aspects that would be considered summer-focused elsewhere remain relevant to daily life beyond just June through August. Thus, your investment in these specific design additions are even more worthwhile as a Los Angeles resident. Whether its spring, summer, fall or winter, you can incorporate the following design additions to transform your day-to-day living space into a vacation fantasy.
Outdoor fire pits build the perfect outdoor setting for a dreamy summer night. Whether you’re alone or with friends, fire pits are the ideal place to relax after a long day. There’s also a bonus: fire pits can provide warmth when temperatures turn “cold” (which, for Angelenos, is anything south of sixty degrees). Melt s’mores with friends, relish in the star-studded sky and cozy up with your loved ones around the fire—you won’t regret it!
Los Angeles summer days can get hot. Some days, temperatures reach such great heights that non-shaded outdoor seating can be rendered unusable. Thus, a pergola can act as a chic way to keep you out of the sun, free to be decorated by flowers, lights or whatever other accents you wish to incorporate. While pergolas are not found in many homes, this feature is a unique aspect that will add innovative edge to your home’s exterior design.
Although this one may be obvious, we felt that a summer design round-up would be incomplete without any mention of a backyard grill. Whether its the Fourth of July or just any other day, take your cutting boards to the outdoors and whip up your favorite meal while basking in the heat of summer at your backyard barbecue.
Whether free-standing or attached to a tree within your backyard, a hammock is the perfect place to kick your feet up on a warm summer day. Use your hammock to catch up on your latest summer read, take a nap, or listen to music, all while relishing in the beautiful Los Angeles outdoors.
String lights are an amazing and affordable way to add some fun to your outdoor space. These decorative lights will not only increase your backyard’s chic factor, but are also very functional. This glowing canopy will transform any summer night into a dreamy escape for you and those who you choose to share it with.