Northern Virginia enjoys a long season of comfortable weather for spending time outdoors. Whether you’re having guests or simply enjoying a mild night in the backyard with family, a comfortable outdoor getaway lets you expand your living space.

Transform the exterior of your home into a welcoming oasis that will make your home the first choice for the next neighborhood backyard barbeque.

What Kind of Outdoor Entertaining Space Suits Your Needs?

How you design or remodel your space depends on what you plan to do with it. An outdoor entertainment area can mean anything you want it to! An outdoor barbeque spot, a high-end deck or patio, an extension of your living space and more. Here are a few examples of ways you can transform your backyard for relaxation and entertainment …

Patio Remodeling Ideas

Backyard patio remodels offer the most versatile choices. You can have a whole new patio installed or upgrade your current backyard patio with extra features like a permanent fire pit, walled-off garden planters and overhead beams for hanging swinging chairs and lanterns or string lights.

Set up an outdoor dining room or living room with your choice of patio furniture. A brick-floored platform offers a stable place to set up a table and chairs.

If you’re looking to take advantage of every inch, a sprawling cement or flagstone area gives you the space to host large parties.

Covered Indoor-Outdoor Spaces

Covered outdoor entertaining areas are ideal for connecting your indoor and outdoor living spaces. They also let you host or enjoy your own time outdoors, even when the weather isn’t the best. Install moving glass walls that slide aside to move freely between your indoor space and your comfortable covered patio.

Indoor-outdoor spaces are great for homeowners who plan to host frequent large get-togethers.

Related: Reasons to Add an Enclosed Patio

Designing an Outdoor Kitchen

Foodies! Design your space around an outdoor cooktop or brick oven to enjoy making and serving a meal in your beautiful backyard. A designer can tailor your outdoor space for slow cooking, smoking, barbecuing – even baking with an outdoor brick pizza oven.

Build an outdoor kitchen if you enjoy backyard barbecuing or hosting alfresco dinner parties.

Backyard Bar Ideas

Personalized backyard bar designs give you a unique way to welcome your guests. A simple countertop and stools are perfect for a casual host, creating a relaxed atmosphere. A more complicated setup, like a wet bar or a covered bar, creates the feeling of a cultured getaway right in your backyard.

Whatever your outdoor home bar idea, make it a part of your backyard remodel.

Cocktail maestros and homeowners who love to socialize over a good drink will love having a dedicated outdoor bar – or place to serve drinks integrated into their outdoor dining or entertaining area.

Back or Front Porch Remodels

Porch living is a Northern Virginia staple, so make your front or back porch remodel a priority. Transform an old or out-of-date stoop or deck into a welcoming place to relax with a cold glass of lemonade in the summer. Update your space with gorgeous wood construction, custom lighting and a place to hang your favorite spring planters.

Update your porch or deck if you like to spend your time outdoors relaxing in the shade.

Related: Benefits of Outdoor Spaces

Other Features to Consider to Tie Your Outdoor Entertaining Space Together

Mix and match these additional feature ideas for added functionality and style:

  • A fire pit or outdoor fireplace.
  • Fountains or water features.
  • A gazebo or pergola.
  • A home theater setup.
  • An outdoor games area.
  • Integrated sound system.
  • A drinks refrigerator.
  • Bespoke lighting, like a unique outdoor chandelier.
  • An extendable awning.
  • And more!

The Remodeling Contractor for All Your Outdoor Entertainment Area Ideas

Ready to upgrade or create a whole new outdoor entertainment space? The experts at Daniels Design and Remodeling have helped countless Norther Virginia homeowners with high-end custom designs, top-quality materials and decades of construction experience.

When you’re ready to create a new vision from scratch or to bring your current outdoor space to its full potential, schedule a conversation with one of our designers.