When it’s time for the next home renovation, most homeowners mainly focus on the interior and often forget their home’s exterior. You should plan your exterior remodel just like you would with your interior to have a budget and make identifiable changes. Here are ways to approach remodeling your outdoor space:
Consider Natural Elements
Nature always has a way of bringing in a calm and relaxed environment, whether indoors or outdoors. Simply because you are revamping your outdoor space does not mean that you should not add an extra touch of nature to it.
Simple water features like a fountain at the center of the area will draw the attention and calmness you need. Ensure that it is also visible at night by purchasing a fountain with fancy lighting to add to its attractiveness and make it the backyard’s centerpiece at night. Water fountains also attract wildlife, especially birds and butterflies, making your home’s exterior more lively. Alternatively, you can add a swimming pool or an aquatic fish pond if space allows.
Add a Kitchen Area
A kitchen will be a wise investment instead of a pool, especially if you live in an area that experiences long winter seasons. This is simply because you can use it across all seasons. You can go all the way and install a permanent setup with your cooking essentials, a countertop, sink, and a large dining area. Otherwise, you can have a smaller format with the basics, like a grill and a small dining area.
In those seasons with great weather, you can comfortably host your guests in the outdoor setting, and you will not have to miss a moment of the happenings. You can prepare their meals, entertain and enjoy your meals all simultaneously!
Add A Firepit
Besides adding warmth, fire pits also add a focal point where people can sit around and interact. They also add that pleasing aesthetic look to your backyard. Instead of setting up the traditional firepit in these modern times, consider buying a fire pit that doubles up as a functional grill.
Redo Your Landscape
The landscape of your home utterly reflects the general outlook of your property. Before you set out to do anything, here are simple things that you can do:
- Trim the shrubs and large trees
- Dig up old flower beds
- Remove demolition debris
Consult local gardeners to help you identify native plants that can naturally thrive in your environment. We appreciate that not everyone is an avid gardener, so it would be ideal to choose low-maintenance plants. Most importantly, do not go overboard with it for easier maintenance. If you think your yard needs specialized cleanup and revamp, call in a landscaping contractor to do that work for you and your perceived style.
A little artificial lighting would bring a considerable transformation to your yard at night, making your home more inviting. If you have an occasion, the proper lighting will undoubtedly set the mood for it. You can choose a wide variety of options ranging from string lights, lanterns, portable lamps, overhead lighting, or sconce. If you are worried about the utility bills rising due to the additional lighting, choose energy-efficient solar light fixtures, which is a bonus for you in case of a power outage.
Add an Outdoor Seating Area
Your yard will not be complete without a seating area. The seating area is a great relaxation spot, and it is also an excellent spot to entertain your guests. You can add a patio that makes your property more stylish.
A patio is a great extension away from the main house, making your home look bigger and more attractive. Let a custom home builder make this extra home addition. Add cozy furniture made from a suitable fabric, low maintenance, and can withstand harsh weather conditions.
Do not forget to add decorative accessories like throw pillows to brighten the seating area. Ensure that you also add a shade to your seating area to make it more comfortable. You can add a pergola or a gazebo to it. You can further fit the shade with a retractable screen that can be pulled down, especially at night, to bug the insects and maintain fresh air. They will also add an extra shell of privacy and will not hinder your sight from the external happenings.
Fix The Fence
Depending on the type of fence, make the necessary enhancements. A rickety fence may tarnish the needed look even after all the modifications. If you are hanging out outdoors more, you will also need to ensure that your wall is solid enough to enhance securit
Now that you have some remodeling ideas for your outdoor space, which ideas will you go for? Knowing what you want from your backyard will help you determine what remodels to make.
About the Author: Jenn Walker is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.