You will be surprised at how much time you can spend outdoors. Sometimes, it is fun to take things outside, where you have a little extra space to breathe, and you are not confined by the walls in your house. Getting out every once in a while is healthy. Also, it is a lot of fun. When you engage in activities outside with friends and family, you find that the time you spend is somehow more meaningful.
Garden and backyard kitchens or grills
Take cooking for instance. Set up your own grill or outdoor kitchen and you have a great environment to make some exciting dinner. Even the dining area can be outside if you wish. Create a comfortable ambiance at the porch or in the backyard. Enjoy your dinners outside every once in a while. Cool breeze complimented by the steaming hot food make a fabulous combination.
Custom swimming pools and hot tubs
While you have the barbecue and grill going for you, a swimming pool does a wonderful job of building your appetite. Invite your friends over and have a good time. You could even consider a poolside party every once in a while. If you wish to have more private parties, get yourself a hot-tub. You do not even have to make this an outdoor or garden one. Hot tubs do rather nicely even indoors.
You will have to work on the landscaping though to make the surroundings exciting. Backyards and gardens have a lot of scope for modifying the landscape of the tubs or pools. Set up a nice gazebo around the hot tub and you have a great location to sit back, dip your feet in, and have a drink in the late evenings. It is nice to have the option of relaxing outside your house after coming back from a long day of staying inside your work environment.
Maintaining privacy while enjoying outdoor living
Just be sure to have a large enough area around your house to accommodate your outdoor living style. Additionally, you will have to set up fences and plant tall shrubs to ensure that your parties remain private. Start your work on the privacy of the area. You can begin by changing the overall ambiance and the lighting . Though it may take a while before you have everything set up the way you want, the wait is absolutely worth the experience.