Want to make the outside of your home stand out from the crowd? Or are you just trying to show up your neighbors? Either way, these 5 outdoor improvements will show who is the real boss of the neighborhood watch.
Home improvement is a never-ending mindset for homeowners. Not only do you want to create a lovely place to come home to, but you also want to add resale value to that property, should you ever come to sell it. Your home should be your pride and joy. Your outside space should be like another room in your home. These 5 top tips in outdoor home improvement should help you both add those ROI bucks and help claim back those garden spaces.
The 5 Tips for Excellence in Exterior Home Improvements
There are standard tips for upgrading your outsides space, and then there are these not-so-standard tips that could change the way you use your home altogether.
1. Elegant Railings
Adding innovative handrails to your property is both good for stability and good for adding classic appeal. If you have a long driveway with a tendency towards icing over in winter, a handrail or guardrail guards against accidents. If you have a set of stairs leading up to your property, a shapely handrail can add safety to your property, as well as fulfilling your health and safety responsibility.
2. Add a Seating Area
An outdoor seating area in your pest-free garden is the ideal way to entertain guests without having to clean the living room. But before you can invite guests to sit in your lovely garden, you need to level an area off suitable for seating. Choose to lay slabs for a basic finish. Opt for varnished wood for a picturesque look, or lay gravel for both better drainage and a place to put those seats.
3. Outdoor Furniture
Once you have a flat space to place your seating area, you can move on to furniture shopping. There are all types of outdoor seating areas you can choose from. You might buy a swing seat for your garden, a picnic table and benches, or a fully weatherproof sofa with a solid table that doesn’t sustain damage over time. Think tough wood, hard glass, and wrought iron.
4. The Chiminea
A chiminea is the ultimate way to enjoy your new garden room. Add it for light, heat, and even for roasting marshmallows. These clay BBQ-esque outdoor heaters provide you with a fire in the evenings, enhancing that seating area and making the most of your outdoor space.
5. Hire a Landscaper
Lastly, if you truly want to enjoy your outdoor space and you have the extra cash spare to improve it, hiring a landscape garden to create a beautiful but manageable space on your behalf is an excellent idea. Tell them your specifications and watch them create something totally tailored to you.
How’s your Exterior?
If your home’s exterior is looking a little worse for wear, try these tips. They might make you the envy of the neighborhood.