A Lake Forest Outdoor Oasis (And Why You Need One, Too!)

How do you use your backyard? In this recent Lake Forest outdoor living remodel, homeowners transformed their backyard into an outdoor oasis where they can entertain family and friends or enjoy a peaceful retreat on a quiet day. Here are our favorite features of this project and other fantastic outdoor living areas:

Partially Screened, Fully Functional


Sometimes you want to simply be outside, feeling the cool breeze and immersed in nature. Other times, if the weather takes a turn or the bugs are too intense, a little separation from nature is good. With their half screened-in, half-open deck, these homeowners get the best of both worlds. This space also has two separate entrances into the house for added convenience and guest flow.

A thoughtfully designed outdoor living area can be used any time of day. With screened-in areas to keep insects away and lots of lighting to brighten up your space, entertaining can continue well into the evening.

Keeping Comfortable


Not only are these homeowners able to enjoy their deck day or night, but they can also be outside all year round. Ceiling fans keep air moving on hot afternoons, and if it gets chilly outside, they can cozy up in front of the beautiful stone fireplace. Even when it’s raining, they can sit in their fully covered deck and listen to the soothing sounds of raindrops.

Being outside is great for your mental and physical health. Breathing in the fresh air, soaking in some vitamin D, and connecting with nature are excellent ways to lower stress, improve sleep and even boost your immune system. With a Bailey Remodeling outdoor living remodel, you can enjoy these benefits 365 days a year.

More Space = More Fun


An outdoor living area increases your home’s usable space. This is particularly beneficial for entertaining. These Anchorage homeowners contacted us to craft a poolside bar that’s a convenient (and waterproof) space for guests to get a refreshment, use the bathroom, and even take a shower when they’re done swimming for the day.

By extending your home outdoors, your backyard becomes so much more than where you fire up the grill — it can be a space to comfortably visit with friends, enjoy a meal, or even catch the score of a game between laps in the pool.

Wishing you had more space for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying all the benefits of the outdoors? Contact us, and we’ll help you get started on your own backyard retreat.