6 Outdoor Rooms That are Perfect for a Minnesota Yard
With all the different weather we experience here in Minnesota, it's important to get outside and enjoy the outdoors whenever we can. Having an awesome outdoor living space will elevate your space year-round and help you enjoy the nice weather whenever we have it!
Not sure where to start? Leave it to Dundee's landscape design team to make your dreams a reality with our landscape design services. Read on for our designers' top six picks for outdoor rooms in Minnesota.
Patio with a pergola
A pergola is an outdoor structure that stretches over a seating, dining, or entertaining area. This structure adds partial shade and coverage to an outdoor living space, making it easier to avoid sunburn during our MN summers. This is a great way to also add some protection for your patio from the elements.
Adding a pergola will create a warm home-y feeling in your backyard and upgrade your entertainment space as the perfect location for hanging any sort of decorations, or for installing an outdoor speaker system. These structures are extremely customizable—you can even build one on your own! Though, we recommend working with professionals to ensure the design and build is exactly what you hoped it would be.
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor dining is one of the best feelings on a nice summer, spring, or fall day. There's something luxurious about eating out on a patio, no matter the season. With your own outdoor dining area, look no further than your own backyard for a luxurious dining experience. All you really need is a table, chairs, and your favorite dinner pals.
Maybe you want to elevate your experience further; luckily for you, there are tons of unique and creative ways to spruce up your outdoor dining area. Whether you like a comfy courtyard vibe, charming cobblestone details, an old-world kitchen garden, or whatever your style is—Dundee can help.
There's nothing like eating outside when the weather's nice, but imagine if you could take full advantage of the weather and cook outside too?
If you have a large yard with lots of space, good design ideas would include a bar, extra seating areas, and grills. If you have a smaller space available, you can still prepare your meals under the sun or stars; try a simpler design with just a sink and prep counter.
If you're looking to expand your living space, a great way to do so is by adding a screened 3-4 seasons porch. A porch is a perfect space to enjoy the unique seasons of Minnesota while remaining protected from the outdoor elements.
There are lots of things to keep in mind when designing a porch area and Dundee has you covered. Depending on the layout of your space, it might make the most sense to build your porch right off your house or to have it as a standalone structure. No matter what route you go, a porch will make it easy for you to get some fresh air during any season.
Fire pit or outdoor fireplace
Who says you can't enjoy the outdoors of Minnesota all year? With a fire pit or fireplace on your patio, you can extend your love of the outdoors to the winter months as well. Dundee can help you with a custom design for your specific warmth needs based on your outdoor space.
Under-deck living room
So you've got a great deck, but underneath is just wasted open space. Make the most of that under-utilized space by adding an outdoor living room.
We know under-deck living space is rarely talked about because it lacks the views offered in the upper deck, but why waste a perfectly good open space with a roof already over it? With the proper design, an under-deck space can be one of the coziest places on your property.
Dundee has design ideas for any space
Our awesome team of landscape designers has all your outdoor design bases covered. Ready to elevate your outdoor space? We'd love to work with you. Give us a call at 763-559-4004 or schedule a design consultation with our team.