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Add Value to Your Home With a Peaceful Outdoor Living Space

What upgrades can we make that are enjoyable and will also increase the value of our home is one of the questions we get asked the most. After kitchen, living space, and bathroom updates, a thoughtful outdoor living space is high on our list of recommended upgrades!

The backyard has always been an integral part of the home, a place of relaxation, entertainment, and a bridge to the outdoors. In today's market, having an outdoor living space has become more important than ever. In this week's blog, we'll reveal some tips and tricks to transform your backyard into an inviting outdoor living space.

Outdoor living space

Define Your Outdoor Living Space:

Just like the interior of your home, your outdoor space should serve a specific purpose. Whether it's for dining, lounging, entertaining, or a combination of these, having a clear idea of how you will use the space is the first step in your transformative journey. Do you like using your space for dining and entertainment? Consider a grill (with a cover) and outdoor furniture. Is the space used for almost exclusively for entertaining? Use outdoor furniture and consider a weather protected space to put a TV for big events during football season.

Invest in Comfortable, Durable Furniture:

Comfort is key in creating an inviting outdoor space. Invest in durable, weatherproof furniture that doesn't compromise on comfort. Add in a variety of seating options from lounge chairs, hammocks to outdoor sofas, depending on the size and function of your space. You want furniture that invites people to sit back and be comfortable without concern of if they could damage something.

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Create Shade and Shelter:

Whether it's a sunny afternoon or a rainy day, your outdoor living area should be welcoming. Consider installing a pergola, gazebo, or umbrella to provide shade and shelter. This not only adds to the aesthetic appeal but also extends the usability of your outdoor living space, whatever the weather. A fan will also help in the summer months.

Outdoor Cooking and Dining:

Incorporating an outdoor kitchen or BBQ area not only adds utility to your backyard but also elevates the overall experience. Al fresco dining is an integral part of outdoor living. Add an outdoor dining table, or if space is limited, a bistro set would work as well. Plates for al fresco dining are typically more colorful (and durable!) than typical plates.

Light Up the Space:

Never underestimate the power of good lighting in transforming an outdoor space. From string lights, solar-powered pathway lights to lanterns and candles, choose a lighting style that complements your space and creates a warm outdoor atmosphere at night. LED lights that can change colors are a nice touch.

Add Greenery and Personal Touches:

Lastly, incorporate greenery and decorations that reflect your personality. This could range from potted plants, garden beds, hanging baskets or personal decor pieces that make the space uniquely yours.

And do remember, no guide fits all. When planning renovations, reach out to us for a complimentary consultation and some contractor recommendations to add to your list as you explore possibilities!


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