Consider following some of these tips to upgrade your outdoor living space.
1. Add Exterior Entrainment Space
Entertainment space is a must regardless of whether you want to host a huge gathering or just grill with your close family. This could mean adding a deck, or you might simply add a patio that has room for a couple of chairs.
One of the main reasons people don't fully utilize their lawns is because they don't feel like there's a reason to be outside. If you treat this like you would any room within your home, you'll be inspired to spend so much more time outdoors. Make sure to add safety precautions like deck railing to keep everyone as comfortable as possible.
2. Boost Your Plant Life
Plant life and greenery are a must in any home exterior. It's a good idea to aim for using native plant life that needs as little care as possible in the environment you live in. These are plants that are used to the local weather and can handle whatever rain patterns you deal with.
This is a huge relief to some who hate mowing every week or throwing hundreds a month into watering their properties.
3. Invest in Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting is an awesome way to add value to your property while also boosting how much time you can spend outside. Not only does it show off all of the hard work you put into upgrading the exterior of your home, but it also puts a spotlight on it to keep out any thieves or people who might try to break in.
Outdoor lighting is a very affordable way to boost your property’s value and curb appeal, and there are even solar options that can keep you from throwing more money into lighting.
4. Consider an Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor kitchens are an overlooked idea that should be part of every home. Whether you want it under the open sky or you want an outdoor covered kitchen so you can cook in all weather, this is an incredible way to utilize any space.
This upgrade can be accomplished easily with an outdoor-graded fridge, stove and oven, sink, and even a microwave if you're interested in that. Placing it in an outdoor bar will make your backyard feel like you've been transported to another place entirely. There's nothing better than inviting people over for a burger you made in the great outdoors.
Flooding and water damage can be any property's downfall if you're not careful! Instead of letting it ruin your home, take the time to plan ahead with landscape drainage grates, native plants that can pull the water deep into the soil, and keeping an eye on water levels.
If you notice your lawn floods every time it rains, it's vital that you take care of this before completing any other upgrades on this list.
6. Look at Comparables
Check out other homes in your area. This feels obvious, but many people forget they can look for inspiration in their neighborhood. Are there properties around you that speak to your personal taste? If there is, how could you accomplish that for your own property?
Sometimes, it takes looking at other properties for you to realize what you do or don't like. Over time, you'll be able to make decisions without viewing these similar homes.
7. Consider What Lawn Is Best for You
Although live green grass is what most people have had for the last hundred years, there's been a large shift away from that in recent years. Not only is it expensive to water all of that grass, but it's being forced into environments where it's not built to survive.
A large number of people are reaching out for artificial turf. This looks incredible, can last for over twenty years, and will leave your property feeling complete and fresh year-round.
Your Property Can Have an Instant Glow Up
Although some areas of your home can take weeks and tens of thousands of dollars to upgrade and make them unique, your home's exterior can be an easier fix! Contact us to get started on your exterior home remodel.
Brian Jeffries is a freelance writer who loves sharing his knowledge and expertise on construction projects and materials. He lives in Winter Park, Florida where he enjoys spending time with his wife and working on projects in his spare time. Brian’s work as a freelance writer can be found on Building Product Advisor, a construction industry resource site.