5 Things Every Outdoor Living Space Needs in Phoenix

5 Things Every Outdoor Living Space Needs in Phoenix

During the summer months here in Phoenix and the surrounding areas, we spend a lot of time outdoors which makes it all the more important to have a comfortable and functional outdoor living area. Apart from having a gorgeous pool to slip into when the temperature outside starts to climb, these are the essential items you need to have by the pool.


Quality Outdoor Living Pool Furniture

Trade in the cracked plastic chairs and splintering picnic table and choose furniture that will complement your outdoor living area in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. You can spend as much or as little on your furniture as you like, from purchasing a couple of comfy loungers and a side table to building a complete outdoor living room with plush couches and chairs.


A Shaded Area

The sun may raise the pool water temperatures to a comfortable level, but those same rays can make your outdoor living area unbearably hot. If you are planning an outdoor living room in Phoenix and the surrounding areas, this can automatically become the shaded spot near the pool.


A Place to Cook Outdoors

Your outdoor cooking spot can be as simple or as detailed as you want and your budget allows. A basic grill will allow you to enjoy juicy hamburgers, fresh hot dogs and succulent kabobs by the pool, while a detailed outdoor kitchen can feature counters, storage space, an outdoor refrigerator, bar taps, a pizza oven and more.


The Right Type of Lighting for Outdoor Living

In-pool safety lighting is a must if you plan on swimming and lounging in the pool at night. But there are other outdoor living area lighting options, including fiber optic lighting, safety lighting, and mounted focused lighting to highlight key features of your backyard.


Pool Safety Equipment

Last but not least, it is important to have a pool safety kit readily accessible in case someone finds themselves in a dangerous situation near the pool. Apart from having fencing around your pool and a safety cover, you should have a pool safety kit. Your basic pool safety kit should include:

  • A flotation device (such as a pool safety ring)
  • A first aid kit
  • A life hook

Those with a bigger budget, pets or children may want to consider installing a pool safety alarm or other high-tech pool safety equipment.

Transforming your outdoor living area in Phoenix and the surrounding areas into a functional living space is incredibly rewarding and it will add square footage to your home. With the right setup, you can soak up more sun and enjoy more time with friends, family and neighbors.


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