You have a beautiful home interior that took years to achieve. However, your outdoors is not quite how you want it to look. Making a few changes to your home’s outdoor environment will create a place that extends your living space beyond the exterior walls.
A fence sets boundaries, preventing unwanted traffic upon your land. It also promotes privacy and helps to keep your children and pets safe. There are many types of fence materials including stone, wood, and metal. Each offers its own beauty and benefits. Decide ahead of time which type of fence offers the best fit for your needs.
A Patio for Entertaining
Patios are open and inviting. They may contain various stone bases in a variety of shapes and styles. Patios can also feature a walkway to and from the area for added visual interest. A center table for entertaining with a customized canopy tent, like Ins’TenT, will allow you to personalize it to offer both performance and function, achieving an intimate space for private and social gatherings. Weather-resistant furniture, such as wicker and resin, will provide years of beauty.
A Lovely Year-Round Garden
Plants and flowers offer a beautiful finish to any outdoor living space. Creating a vibrant garden that changes throughout the year will keep your outdoors inviting and interesting. A collection of short and tall plants will add depth and color and will improve pop and appeal. In addition to your plants and flowers, introduce carefully placed lawn ornaments to tie the area together. If you have a pool or a deck, add decorative planters to co-exist with the landscape flawlessly.
Relax A While
A lazy day warrants a place to relax undisturbed. If you have a large tree, hang an egg-style chair or a large hammock. This will allow you to read or take a quick power nap at any time of the day.
Cater to the Children
For children, adding a self-contained sandpit will make their outdoor time fun. Thankfully, whether your outdoors has a blue, orange, or lavender color-palette, you can add sand in the same color family.
The Grill Station
Anyone can grill outdoors with the right equipment. However, cooking outdoors is another thing. Adding a functional kitchen to your outdoors lets you enjoy more time outside and less time in a hot kitchen. A refrigerator, large sink, and ample counter and closet space will keep things neat and convenient. You can add a traditional custom-fit grill and add a brick oven and smoker to satisfy even the finicky.
Replacing Older Doors and Windows
Updating older windows and doors benefits the appearance of your outdoors while helping to improve their energy efficiency, resulting in lower fuel/air conditioning costs. If you are able, installing an elegant slider that leads to the outdoor space will allow for a continuous and smooth transition of the home’s interior to the backyard.
Fresh Coat of Paint
A clean look is easy with a fresh coat of paint. If your deck’s paint job is more than a few years old, it’s time for a refinish. You can use neutral stains to achieve the perfect shade for your furnishings or be daring and add pop through a bold or vibrant color.
Make it Your Own
You can look through thousands of pictures, but ultimately, you want your outdoor space to represent your unique style. Take your time and fill in with extras like candles and holders, lawn ornaments, planters, area rugs, and pillows that scream your style.
Extending your living space to include your outdoors is easy if you draft a plan of what you envision and then work day by day to achieve your goal.