If you're looking to add the ultimate entertaining area outside the back of your home and right now all you have is a few cement steps and a small cement slab of concrete, you can do wonders with the area. There are a few major things you can have completed around the property that are going to make the space great.
An overhang area, a patio, and a television will take your barren backyard and turn into an ideal entertainment space. Consider the following options.
Adding a 10 x 10 overhang covering off the back of your home is going to provide a great place for you to lounge in the shade. It's going to outline an area for you to put lounging chairs or a dining table, and it will provide a covering for a television and other electronics. You can even have a fan installed.
You can extend the current slab of concrete you have or remove it and have a decorative concrete stamped patio added. The stamped concrete is great because you can have it designed to look like stone, boards or pavers, and you can add a custom concrete fire pit or retaining wall.
Concrete is going to last for years, it's easy to clean and seal when needed, and it's going to look great outside your home.
Television and Surround Sound Options
Hire a residential electrician and have them hang a television under the overhang. The light will be blocked so you can always see the screen and what is playing, and you can watch sports, events and more with guests on your patio or lounging under the overhang.
Also ask the electrician about adding canned lighting throughout the overhang, or possibly a speaker system around the patio. This is going to bring music outside the home.
With a grill and some great patio furniture, your outdoor space is going to be the best part of your home. If you spend a lot of time outside and you want to have a space where people can come and eat, converse and have a lot of fun, these different changes are going to revitalize your yard and change the way you spend time at home. Call around to concrete experts, construction contractors and electricians to get bids on the project and to see what layouts and designs they can offer you. Call a company like Alpine Electrical Construction LLC to get started.