5 Ways To Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

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Outdoor Upgrades

There’s not much better than being surrounded by friends, family and fresh air. There are many reasons why people like to get together outside; more open space to utilize, easier to entertain guests, and you can fire up the grill and huddle around the fire pit. If you are someone who frequently entertains or just wants to upgrade your outdoor space, there are several ways to go about that. Working with a team of experienced, professional designers and contractors means you can have the luxury home renovations and outdoor upgrades you’ve been looking for!

Pools And Hot Tubs

Popular upgrade options are often a swimming pool or a hot tub or maybe both. A pool is such a wonderful addition and really adds to the luxury of a home. They are fantastic for the summertime and a great place for the kids and grand kids to play. Not to mention an excellent method for exercise. Incorporating a hot tub for the adults is also a great idea. It is a great way to relax and unwind from all the stresses of the day. There are so many ways to add a pool into your current homes space and design. There are different types of pools, different shapes, depths and more. Your designers will help you find the best option that blends perfectly into your current yard design. Upgrading your outdoor space with a swimming pool or a hot tub is a great way to add some entertainment and luxury to your home. Water elements in general can be a wonderful addition. It doesn’t always need to be an entire swimming pool. If you are looking to upgrade your outdoor space without any major construction, you can have an elegant water fountain constructed. Or a koi pond if you want a little tranquility added to your garden. But maybe a water feature isn’t what you’re wanting. Your designers will work with you to establish what you are looking for and create a design plan based off your ideas.


Upgrading your outdoor space doesn’t always have to be a large construction process. Sometimes the addition of a few lights here and there can really add to the entire ambiance of the space. There is an extensive amount a lights available and each style will produce distinct effects. Using wall sconces is always a great choice because they are out of the way and they light up an area quite effectively while maintaining the proper level of coziness. You wouldn’t want to install big, rectangular fluorescent lights out on your deck where everyone will be sitting. But working with a designer will help you discover more options that you thought were available. String lights are also a commonly used and great choice for outdoor lighting. They add such a whimsical feel and a soft, warm glow to the space. Pathway lights are also a wonderful idea because they light the walkway from one space to another. When the sun goes down the proper lighting makes all the difference.

Fire Pit

Patio RemodelWhat better hardscape addition to add then a fire pit? For hundreds if not thousands of years friends and family have been gathering around fire pits to tell stories and laugh. They are such a great element to add to your outdoor space, especially when paired with a comfortable seating area. There’s nothing better than snuggling up with a blanket around a fire when the night is a bit chilly. And there are so many more design options when it comes to fire pits besides your classic log fire. There have never been more decorative options for the flames to dance off. Stone, glass and river rock are all popular options that allow for a range in color and design. Metke Remodeling is a dealer for the Cement Elegance concrete fire pits. We think they are amazing and you will too, Cement Elegance produces high-quality concrete fire pits that serve as dynamic center pieces. Take a look at all the amazing styles at www.cementelegance.com or come into our showroom to see and touch a concrete fire pit yourself. Share your ideas with your designer and create something beautiful to upgrade your outdoor space with. You can never go wrong adding light, warmth and comfort to your home.

Outdoor Cooking Area

Nothing smells better than a hot grill on a summer day. But having your small cooking space being cluttered up by utensils and condiments is no way to enjoy the experience. Upgrading to an outdoor kitchen is a great idea for all the foodies out there. You can have plenty of counter space around your grill and a mini fridge for all the produce. Maybe even a brick oven for your homemade pizza! There various design options when it comes to building an outdoor kitchen. Stone or wood surfaces? What kind of counter tops? Do you want a bar top for people to sit at or a table with chairs? Building an outdoor kitchen is a great addition to any home and ensures you’re ready for summer grilling season!

Adding A Deck

Building a deck is such a brilliant and versatile addition to any home. Without a deck there wouldn’t really be a good place for everyone to gather without getting rained on. And living in the Portland area, we experience quite a bit of rain. There are so many design options when it comes to adding a deck to your home. A covered deck is the best option for this location, but you can also have certain spots of the deck that are not covered for the summer days when you really want to soak up the sun. Incorporating some of the indoors with the outdoors is a great idea. Creating a comfortable seating area with cushioned chairs or couches and a TV up on the wall makes for a wonderful movie night area. You should always be able to enjoy your backyard and a deck that is designed for you and your home is the best way to do that.

Call Metke Remodeling And Luxury Homes

No matter what kind of outdoor design element you are looking to incorporate to your home, the design-build team at Metke Remodeling and Luxury Homes is here to help. Our experienced and professional team will be with you from start to finish. If you already have specific ideas in mind or want some help creating a copacetic environment, our designers will assist and guide you through the whole process. Having been in this business for many years our team is well experienced in all kinds of luxury additions. Want a big pool with a fountain? Or a new deck with a large fire pit? Maybe you finally decided to get that outdoor kitchen you’ve been dreaming of. Whatever it is we can create it. If you can dream it, we can build it!