Los Angelinos are afforded many great opportunities to enjoy outside activities, especially once Summer is in full swing. There are beaches, adventure parks, hiking trails…but one of the things that we love best is how the temperate weather allows one to expand a space by utilizing landscaped yard areas. These backyard spaces can help to extend living quarters and allow a home to feel even larger. We love the myriad of ways one can enjoy alfresco dining or inviting conversation in cozy covered “rooms” with fireplaces and fire-pits. We can lounge for hours by swimming pools or simply read a book on patio swings. We can even amp things up by grinding some wheels on a backyard skate ramp or playing a little game of basketball! We’ve always gravitated to the great outdoors (even growing up surrounded by Canadian snow for the majority of the year!) But nothing beats California Summers that seemingly last forever. And really, who doesn’t like fantasizing over a Frontgate catalog once and awhile?!
This week we take a peek into some of our favorite backyard spots and outdoor living areas and rooms. They make us feel like we can stay a while and then settle in for an evening of entertaining. So much fun in the sun to be had…let the Summer fun begin!