This 2019, don’t forget about your outdoor space when improving your home. Not only can outdoor improvements make your home more welcoming and attractive, but some pieces will also make it a lot cozier and not to mention, add home value. It doesn’t matter if you have a big or limited space. What matters is that you can make your outdoor living space a more enjoyable experience for you, your family and your guests.
Here are six steps to help you create a beautiful living space right at your backyard!
First, Think About your Landscape
The first step for outdoor home improvement projects would be to make sure you have a clean and beautiful canvas – aka your yard. Trim your lawn. Take unsightly articles and store them away. Lastly, consider professional landscaping to make it look gorgeous. Nothing can beat the magical hands of an expert landscaping artist when it comes to beautifying your yard.
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Consider a New Front Door and Front Porch
Nothing draws people into your home than a front porch and front door that screams welcome! You can create a new look for your door and porch depending on your budget. You can DIY by painting, staining or refinishing your door, or buy a new steel door altogether for a brand new look. As for the front porch, make sure it coordinates with the rest of the architectural features of your home.
Build a Deck or Patio
This is another outdoor home improvement project that has a high Return On Investment value. By having this ultimate backyard project, you can have that extended outdoor living space where you can entertain guests or just relax while enjoying your view. Make sure to check that the materials you’ll be using for your deck will suit the climate where your home is at.
Add Cozy Outdoor Furniture
To make your time outside of your house more comfy and enjoyable, don’t forget to add designer outdoor furniture on your list. There are lots of options – from outdoor ottoman and deck chairs to beautiful outdoor sofas and tables. You can even get a gorgeous sunshade or a patio umbrella that you can set up right in the middle of the yard.
Don’t Forget About Your Roof
Your roof is what protects you from natural elements, but is often one of the most neglected parts of a house. Make sure to keep is clean and well-maintained. If your roof is no leaking or is in despair, it’s best to invest in a new roof with architectural shingles. These work great in saving your energy and cash as they help prevent your attic from overheating, thus preventing heat from seeping into your home.
Light up Your Outdoors
Exterior lighting is an essential aspect for your outdoor home improvement. How else will you be able to see the beautiful outdoor space you worked so hard on after the sun sets? Consider solar lights to save on energy and cash, lights beside your front and back door, landscape lighting and accent lighting.