Outdoor space is one of the most overlooked and underused spaces for the home, especially when it comes to remodeling. If your property has additional space in the backyard, then why not add features to accommodate your family and lifestyle? There are many different remodeling projects you can undertake for the exterior of your home.
However, if you’re struggling with the planning portion of your outdoor remodeling project, then you can use the following as starter ideas.
Build a Deck in the Back
This is an affordable way to enhance the outdoor living space of your home. It can be used to increase your home’s usable square footage. You can use your deck to host parties and get-togethers, or other entertainment purposes. If you have a pool (above ground or in-ground), you can have your deck built around it. Place beautiful lounge chairs along the deck with tables and cookout appliances.
Build a Patio
Now, this isn’t just any type of patio – we’re talking one that is low-maintenance. Your patio doesn’t have to be large, and can be designed using various materials. Some opt for brick, while others like flagstone or wood. The goal should be to create a patio that’s functional, durable and easy on the eye. You can complement your new patio with beautiful lawn ornaments, such as a small waterfall, birdbath, and various types of plants.
Don’t Forget Landscaping
Speaking of your lawn, there are a number of ways you can improve it. You can have a garden built to your liking. Some of the options include butterfly gardens, xeriscape gardens, English gardens and oriental landscapes.
Install a Pool or Hot Tub
Who said you could only enjoy swimming and hot tubs while away on vacation? Bring the vacation to you with your very own liquid oases. You can have a pool or hot tub built, so that is readily accessible to your family. Pools can be designed using tile, fiberglass or vinyl.
Turning your yard space into something you can enjoy during staycations takes careful planning and research. You should consult with an outdoor remodeling expert to find out what your available options are and what it will likely cost.
All of this would be simpler if you were designing a new home construction. But since you already have a home you’re trying to remodel, you need to focus on working with a reputable designer. You can find one at a firm that offers interior and exterior remodeling. Try not to go overboard with the types of materials used to ensure your outdoor remodeling doesn’t break the bank.