How to Get the Most Out of Your Rustic Outdoor Living Space All Year

Having an outdoor room is a great way to extend the living area of your home. Whether you like more modern or rustic outdoor spaces, you should be able to enjoy the site all year round! And here at Dutchies Stoneworks, we want to show you how great an outdoor living space really can be.

If you’re struggling for ideas or aren’t sure if you want to create an outdoor space in your home yet, keep reading to learn a few of our favorite ways to enjoy your space in every season.

Cook More Outdoors

While grilling is often associated with summer, true grillers know that you can have delicious meat and veggies any time of year—especially when you have an outdoor kitchen! Your rustic outdoor space is the perfect way to minimize mess in your kitchen while getting you outside to enjoy your backyard cooking space.

The best part? You don’t necessarily need just a grill in your outdoor kitchen. Ask our experts here at Dutchies, and we’ll be happy to tell you about the luxuries of an outdoor pizza oven or cooking station. They’re versatile, great year-round, and we guarantee you’ll always want to be cooking outside, no matter the weather!

Enjoy Marshmallows Around the Fire Pit

A traditional outdoor favorite is to sit around the fire pit with friends and family. Whether that means sharing stories, playing music, or simply making s’mores, this traditional outdoor fire feature is a must-have for your rustic outdoor space!

You’ll find that the classic marshmallow roasting works in any weather throughout the year. Your friends and family will be spending warm summer evenings around the fire, and especially during the cooler months as well.

Update Outdoor Furniture

Sometimes, when you already have a rustic outdoor space, it doesn’t always feel inviting throughout the year. It may look drab in the winter when no one is using it, or you may just dread cleaning it in the spring. When this happens, we always recommend livening up your space with some new furniture or lighting.

Buying new furniture may sound expensive, but sometimes all it takes is some new throw pillows for outdoor seating or a few sets of string or pendant lights to make your outdoor space a place you want to spend time. Try changing the décor throughout the season to make it feel more like the rustic outdoor space you originally wanted it to be.

Improve Your Natural Landscaping

Another improvement you can make to bring more life to your rustic outdoor space is to improve the landscaping around your patio or cooking area. If you have an older deck or haven’t made any updates to it in a while, some patio ideas we suggest are adding some mulch, flowers, and greenery in the warmer months to make the space more inviting.

Also, don’t be afraid of using some fake UV-resistant plants during the colder months. You would be surprised how great some of them can look!

Let Dutchies Help You Make the Most of Your Space!

Are you still unsure how to take your drab space to the rustic outdoor space of your dreams? Have you just been thinking about an outdoor living space and don’t know what you need or where to start? If so, let the experts here at Dutchies Stoneworks help!

We may be a stone masonry contractor, but we know a thing or two about creating the perfect outdoor space for your home. Get in touch with us today to learn more and to get your project started!