3 Essential Outdoor Upgrades for Your Home
Summer is synonymous with many things, but if you’re a homeowner, you know you’re about to break out the barbecue, outdoor chairs, and sun shades for the next few months. Since nearly 60 percent of homeowners plan home improvement projects during the summer, now is the time to start considering outdoor upgrades for your home. These three outdoor home improvement projects can boost the resale value of your home, impress friends and neighbors, and allow you to get the most enjoyment out of your yard this summer.
Cooking outdoors is sometimes considered a rare treat, but adding a full-fledged kitchen to your outdoor eating area can enable your family to spend more hours outdoors every day. Plus, with an outdoor grill and side-burner, you can have hot, delicious meals without needlessly heating up your house.
Natural Water Features
An outdoor pond, recirculating urn, or small waterfall is a wonderful addition to your outdoor space, adding light, sound, and a peaceful aura to your home. Consider secluded seating areas and natural decor to truly maximize your enjoyment of this serene outdoor improvement.
Outdoor Structures and Patios
Adding a covered patio to your outdoor space can increase your family’s enjoyment of backyard activities throughout the year. Providing additional shade in summer along with cover during rainy days will extend the time your family wants to spend outside. Team this structure up with a built-in barbecue or cocktail bar and your new outdoor room will become a unique gathering space for friends and family.