Now, more than ever, people are seeing the value of having a great outdoor living space. Since going outside and mingling with others aren’t completely safe activities and staying cooped up inside your house can make you restless, your yard or garden can be your outdoor retreat, safe from people who might be carrying all sorts of communicable virus.
Apart from giving you a nice place to relax outside, maximising your outdoor space can also attract homebuyers and increase the value of your property if you’re thinking of selling your house and land as a package in the future.
If you still haven’t maximised your outdoor space, though, don’t worry. It’s never too late to do so. We have a few ideas on what projects you can do to elevate your outdoor space below.
1. Add a patio or deck
Patios and decks are some of the best value-raising additions to any property. These outdoor areas add liveable space to your property and can serve multiple purposes. Your patio can be where you work if you’re working from home, a place to unwind after a long day or somewhere you can relax with your family. Patios and decks are also easy to install, with materials and plans readily available from suppliers.
2. Update your landscaping
Your outdoor space will not amount to much if it’s not properly landscaped. After all, it’s not very relaxing if you’re looking out at overgrown grass and empty flowerbeds. Something as simple as regularly mowing your lawn can make a big difference in your outdoor landscape. For more thorough work, you can have professional landscapers do the maintenance and add shrubs, flowers, and other plants to your lawn.
3. Make space for entertaining guests
If you’re landscaping your outdoor space, you might want to leave room for entertaining guests. Though it might not happen for some time, the outdoors is a great place for gatherings because your space is less restricted than if you were indoors. You can set up outdoor seating options and a table and you’re all set. You can also protect the area from the elements by adding an awning so your guests remain comfortable while socializing.
4. Add multipurpose furniture
Whether you’re setting up an area for entertainment or personal relaxation in your outdoor space, it’s always a good idea to use pieces of furniture that have multiple functions. For example, bench seats with storage are a great investment because you can keep pillows and other stuff in the storage when the weather turns. Cabinets that also double as tabletops are great for when you’re having a cookout. With multipurpose pieces, you don’t have to spend as much on furnishing your outdoor entertainment area.
5. Put up a fence
Fences are another outdoor feature that can dramatically increase the value of your home. Fences provide security and privacy, two things that homeowners value in properties. Even if you’re not selling, you can enjoy the same benefits of having a fenced-in yard.
You don’t have to have all these additions to your outdoor living space, but one or two can make a significant increase in your property’s value. Look more into these options and decide which ones fit your plans and lifestyle best.