Refresh Your Outdoor Space Just in Time for Summer

Outdoor spaces of a Taber home in Tulsa.

Refresh Your Outdoor Space Just in Time for Summer

May 10, 2022

With the summer season quickly approaching, now is the time where our minds inevitably begin to fill with far off destinations as we plan our next great adventure, but sometimes, the best summer nights are the ones spent with loved ones in the comfort of your own Taber home. Patio season is a staple in the summer months, and at Homes by Taber, we want to make sure that your outdoor living space is exactly how you’ve always dreamed it would be. Read on to see a few ways you can incorporate some of the year’s hottest trends into your outdoor living space this summer. 

Outdoor spaces of a Taber home in Tulsa.

Create a calming environment 

When the sun is shining and the cool breeze settles against your skin, there is nothing quite as magical as enjoying a relaxing day at the beach—and if there was a way for you to have that feeling everyday in the Midwest, how could you not go after it? To truly create the ultimate calming oasis, minimalism typically takes center stage when it comes to this type of design—and with a few clean and simple pieces throughout your outdoor living space, you’ll easily be able to capture the peaceful atmosphere that washes over you as soon as you step onto the sandy beaches along the coastal shores. 

Keeping your color choices focused on neutral tones wherever you can is key for this type of design—and with shades of green, blue, pink, white and so many more at your fingertips, you will easily be able to pick the perfect shade to match your ideal aesthetic. When it comes to furniture items, set your sights on pieces with a sleek and modern look. Pairing a white washed couch frame and cream colored cushions with a pop of color from your rug or pillow selections will ensure that you’ll be spending every evening kicking off your shoes and enjoying your nights under the stars. 

Update your outdoor grilling space

If the kitchen is the heart of every home, why not bring that same feeling of comfort to your outdoor living space as well? This year is the perfect opportunity for you to set your sights on updating your outdoor grilling space—ensuring that your home is ready to host all of your friends and family this summer. 

With some incredibly spacious outdoor living options included in our floor plans, you’ll easily be able to find one that fits your needs. Whether it’s updating your grill or adding additional counter space for prep work in order to host the ultimate backyard barbeques this summer or adding in a larger dining area to accommodate all of your friends and family—taking the time to set up an awe-inspiring outdoor kitchen and living space will ensure your summer is full of laughter and excitement, no matter what. And with plenty of options available to spruce up the area, you’ll easily be able to stick to whatever budget you set for yourself without compromising on your design dreams. 

Outdoor spaces of a Taber home in Tulsa.

Keep entertainment at the forefront 

At Homes by Taber, we carefully curate all of our outdoor features within our home plans in order to give our customers the opportunity to personalize  each space within their home to fit all of their needs. When it comes to your outdoor living space—entertainment is at the forefront of it. Cozying up by the outdoor fireplace that some of our floor plans feature or gathering around the outdoor TV to cheer for your favorite team with your friends and family is the epitome of summertime, so you’ll want to ensure that your outdoor entertainment space can keep up with your busy summer schedule. 

One of the most popular ways to create an inviting space for any type of summer party is by adding in a variety of lighting to your patio areas. Whether it’s additional lighting to line your walkways or string lights to hang overhead your seating areas—this will instantly allow you to continue your get-togethers from day until night while at the same time, helping to create an incredibly cozy atmosphere as well. With so many cafe lighting options available, have some fun and opt for one that can have lighting colors changed for sporting events and holidays. When you branch out further into your backyard, your Taber home gives you plenty of yard space to set up game stations as well—and rest assured that backyard games never go out of style. 

Blend design with functionality

When you want a statement piece, but also love having functionality behind everything you plan within your home, you might want to try your hand at a farm-to-table garden or a vertical gardening wall. Adding in a vegetable garden to your backyard brings a pop of color and instant natural beauty to the space while also giving you a fun activity to keep up with throughout the summer—one that the whole family will be able to partake in and enjoy the benefits of. Truly a win-win situation for everyone involved. 

If you don’t want to give up a lot of your outdoor space, however, a vertical gardening wall adds a certain sense of beauty to the area—immediately creating a focal point in your backyard that everyone is sure to love. There are a variety of ways you can set up a vertical garden—each one allowing you to plant a variety of delicious vegetables quickly and easily. While lighter plants such as herbs and sweetpeas will do well on any structure, if you’d like to have a variety of larger vegetables throughout your vertical garden, a DIY guide might be in order. Once you have a sturdy structure in place, you’ll want to look at hanging a variety of large pots, pails or buckets to it where you can plant different vegetables including tomatoes, squash or melons without worry. The included sprinkler system will allow for easy maintenance of your growing garden.

Outdoor spaces of a Taber home in Tulsa.

Embrace your outdoor space this summer

The summer months have always been the ideal time to take a break and unwind, and at Homes by Taber, we want to ensure that you have the perfect outdoor living space to do just that. If this is the summer when you want to find your perfect home complete with an incredible outdoor space to make entirely your own—check out our quick move-in homes throughout the Oklahoma City area, or take a look through our current and upcoming communities throughout Tulsa and OKC to find the perfect location for you to set down your roots. When you’re ready to begin your journey to your dream home with the help of our incredible team, give us a call at (405) 984-1185 in OKC or (918) 393-4149 for our Tulsa office or fill out our online form today.


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