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Chris Breen

Chris Breen, Principal Owner of Legacy Decks and Outdoor Living and has been serving families in Upstate South Carolina since 2005.

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Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment Area with Legacy Decks

Outdoor living spaces are increasingly recognized as extensions of the home and as essential elements of leisure and social life. The right design and features can transform any ordinary backyard into a vibrant outdoor entertainment area.

With meticulous attention to design and detail, Legacy Decks creates spaces that perfectly blend function and style. Whether it’s a quiet family gathering, a lively barbecue, or a peaceful evening under the stars, these custom-designed spaces ensure that any event is memorable. From the initial design concept to the final touches, Legacy Decks turns your vision of an ideal outdoor living space into a tangible and stunning reality.

The Rising Popularity of Outdoor Living Spaces

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The allure of outdoor living spaces has significantly increased as they allow homeowners to extend their living areas into the natural environment. These spaces are more than mere extensions; they embody a shift towards integrating outdoor elements with daily living. Key benefits of investing in such spaces include:

  • Extended Entertainment Options: Outdoor living spaces provide ample room for hosting gatherings, from intimate family barbecues to large-scale parties.
  • Enhanced Relaxation Areas: These spaces are ideal for unwinding, whether it’s through solo activities like reading or yoga or socializing in a comfortable outdoor setting.
  • Increased Property Value: A well-designed outdoor space can significantly boost the overall market value of a home.

Elevating Outdoor Aesthetics with Pergolas

Elevating the aesthetics and functionality of outdoor living spaces, pergolas stand as both a stylish and practical addition. These architectural structures not only enhance the visual appeal of a garden or patio but also offer functional benefits that extend the usability of an outdoor area. Key features and benefits of incorporating pergolas into your outdoor design include:

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  • Architectural Beauty: Pergolas bring a distinct architectural style that can complement modern and traditional homes, adding an element of sophistication.
  • Versatile Shade Solutions: Pergolas, with their lattice roofs, provide adjustable shade. They allow for sunlight control throughout the day while maintaining an open, airy feel.
  • Support for Greenery: They serve as excellent support structures for climbing plants and vines, thus integrating natural elements seamlessly into the outdoor living space.

The Advantages of Screen Rooms

Screen rooms are an exceptional feature that enhances any outdoor living space by creating a comfortable, insect-free environment, allowing uninterrupted enjoyment regardless of pesky bugs. These enclosed spaces can be designed to perfectly match the architectural style of a home, seamlessly blending in while providing significant functional advantages:

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  • Bug and Pest Protection: Screen rooms offer an effective barrier against insects, ensuring that outdoor dining and relaxation can occur without the annoyance of bugs.
  • Extended Usable Space: They effectively increase a home’s living area by making outdoor spaces more accessible and comfortable, even during less favorable weather conditions.
  • Customizable Designs: Legacy Decks designs screen rooms that reflect the homeowner’s style and architectural character, from classic to contemporary, ensuring each addition looks like a natural property extension.

Designing Screening Event Spaces for All-Season Use

Screening event spaces for all-season use is a transformative approach that ensures year-round enjoyment of outdoor gatherings, regardless of weather conditions. Legacy Decks excels in designing these versatile spaces with features that accommodate various climatic challenges while maintaining comfort and style. Key elements to consider in these designs include:

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  • Adjustable Screens: These allow for the modulation of exposure to elements, providing protection when needed while offering the flexibility to enjoy open air when the weather is favorable.
  • Heating Options: Incorporating outdoor heaters or built-in fireplaces ensures these spaces remain comfy, cozy, and inviting, even during cooler months.
  • Weather-Resistant Materials: Using materials that withstand diverse weather conditions is critical for durability and long-term enjoyment.

Design Trends for Outdoor Living Spaces

As homeowners increasingly seek to blend comfort, style, and functionality in their outdoor spaces, staying current on the latest design trends is helpful. Here are some of the trends we are seeing:

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  • Sustainable Materials: With a growing emphasis on sustainability, using eco-friendly materials like recycled wood, bamboo, and composites in deck construction is becoming increasingly popular. These materials offer durability and a lower environmental footprint, appealing to environmentally conscious homeowners.
  • Smart Outdoor Spaces: Incorporating technology into outdoor designs is gaining momentum. This includes outdoor Wi-Fi extenders, integrated sound systems, and smart lighting that can be controlled via smartphone apps, enhancing the usability and ambiance of the outdoor space.
  • Multi-Functional Furniture: Trends are leaning towards versatile outdoor furniture that can serve multiple purposes, such as built-in storage or convertible seating that can transition from a bench to a picnic table. This maximizes the space’s functionality without cluttering it.
  • Indoor-Outdoor Flow: Designs that create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor areas are in demand. Large sliding or folding doors, consistent flooring materials, and similar color schemes across these areas enhance the cohesion and sense of space.
  • Bold Colors and Patterns: While neutral tones have traditionally been favored for outdoor spaces, there is a shift towards incorporating bold colors and patterns for accent walls, furniture, and decor to create a livelier and inviting atmosphere.
  • Outdoor Kitchens and Bars: Fully equipped outdoor kitchens and bars are becoming a staple in outdoor living, especially for those who entertain frequently. Features like built-in grills, wine coolers, and even pizza ovens make outdoor dining and entertaining more appealing and practical.
  • Fire Features: Fire pits, fire tables, and outdoor fireplaces have become a popular choice. They serve as central features that extend the usability of outdoor spaces into cooler evenings and seasons. They also provide a cozy, communal area for gathering.

Design the Perfect Outdoor Entertainment Area with Legacy Decks

Your outdoor entertainment area should reflect your tastes. When you work with Legacy Decks, we will fully understand your vision so we can bring it to life for you and your family and enjoy it for years to come. Contact us today for a Consultation.