More and more people are jumping on the outdoor living space bandwagon these days, and there is no wonder why! Everyone agrees that aside from energy-efficient tweaks, projects that have to do with outdoor living change the landscape of new home design. They make an inviting living and entertainment space without having to shell out too much.
Outdoor living spaces which include entertaining areas and kitchens, as well as gardens and landscapes are obviously rewarding, why not consider these projects for your home?
A Little Gardening and Landscaping
Having a garden or a landscape space is always on trend, and although some require a lot of maintenance work, not every garden is considered needy. It’s just a matter of choosing the right plants. Go for native plants that thrive in your own region. These are the ones that would be less expensive and low-maintenance.
A Cozy Patio
Patios, decks, and terraces are always on the wish list of both buyers and homeowners. It seems like everyone wants a place to sit back and relax when the weather is good. You can opt for a whole deck, which could be pricey but adds a higher return on investment or a relatively cheaper paved or stone patio which would cost a whole lot less but its return on investment is difficult to calculate. Either way, a cozy space outside your home is a project you should not skip.
A Welcoming Pergola
A pergola or an archway that covers your deck or patio dining area would usually have a slanted roof that is made of wood. Its many benefits include getting more greenery for your property, a better shade, and a great excuse to hang breezy curtains! You can either have one installed by a professional, or you can be adventurous and try a DIY kit. There are add-ons to consider like hanging flowers, tiny lights, fabric doors, and vines.
A Warming Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit
These are not your common outdoor addition, but they do survey well with homeowners and buyers, especially with our cooler than most climate. Our unique weather truly makes a small fire in the backyard more than desirable. Fire pits are actually affordable, especially those transportable ones. Fireplaces are more expensive but of course we can understand why.
One cannot deny the value that an outdoor living space adds to a home. You may want one to enjoy with your family and friends or for your home to be more inviting. Whatever your reason is, doing an outdoor space project will definitely pay off.