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Laguna Beach luxury homes offer some of the finest opportunities for outdoor living in Southern California. With panoramic views and a year round temperate climate, homeowners in Laguna Beach can maximize outdoor spaces by treating them as an extension of indoor spaces. The question is – are you making the most of yours?

If you think your outdoor spaces can use a boost to match the quality and functionality of your interiors, then read on for ideas to take your outdoor rooms to the next level

Maximize the view

Most of the high-end homes in Laguna Beach offer stunning views of the ocean or the surrounding hillsides – or both. Indoor rooms that seamlessly flow into outdoor spaces through floor-to-ceiling windows or retracting doors draw people outside. Arrange furniture in your outdoor spaces to help the natural flow from inside to outside, and be sure there’s a good view from nearly every seat. Keeping your color palette neutral also helps draw the eye out to the view. These outdoor living areas are perfect for entertaining, and will leave a lasting impression on your guests

Design with the elements in mind

Living near the coast often means gentle breezes and the occasional sea spray, which is lovely for the people enjoying them but can wreak havoc on your outdoor furniture. Invest in furniture that can withstand the elements – sun, rain and even those wonderful salty breezes. Teak is a popular choice of material for outdoor spaces, as it is both durable and beautiful, and upholstered furniture made with weather-resistant fabrics helps make a space more comfortable and inviting. Many designers offer top-of-the-line pieces made specifically for outdoor spaces, so you don’t have to skimp on style to have a functional and low-maintenance outdoor room

Warm it up

While the weather in Laguna Beach is near perfect throughout the year, there are the occasional overcast days or chilly nights, especially in the winter months. To really make your outdoor living areas as cozy and inviting as possible, bring in elements of warmth with fire features. If you are in the process of building or redesigning your outdoor living spaces, consider adding a fireplace as a focal point. Other options for fire features that are less permanent include firepits or chimineas. If you need to warm up a dining area, consider portable stand heaters specifically designed for patios

Add a cabana

Poolside cabanas make entertaining even easier, offering some respite from the sun and a comfortable place to lounge. They can also do double-duty as a wet bar or even accommodate a dining table for those afternoons when you’d like to dine outside, but out of the direct sunlight

Bring the kitchen outdoors

Gone are the days when a simple gas grill took care of all your outdoor dining needs. Today’s luxury homes often come with full, state-of-the-art kitchens that allow gourmet meals to be prepared outside where guests can see and even participate. Homeowners can even add unique touches to their outdoor kitchens to suite their personal tastes, including pizza ovens or smokers

More information

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