Many of us do not utilise the outside of our homes enough, and doing so can extend your living area and increase the curb appeal of your home. No matter how big your garden is, or how large or small your budget, there are plenty of things that you can do to extend your living area outside and turn your house into a home. Below are a few ideas to get you started and show you how easy it is to transform the outside of your house, which will encourage you and your family to spend much more time outdoors.
Add A Deck Or Patio
If you do not already have a deck or patio outside your home, then this is an excellent way that you can create a space for all the family to relax and have fun. If you already have some DIY skills, then this is something that you can do yourself, or even include the entire family. Create an easily accessible area outside of your home that you can use when the weather is good, and you will find that you and your family will spend much more time outside, and potentially together as a family also.
Make It A Comfortable Space
There is no point in creating an outside area for your home if it is not comfortable for you to spend time in it. As such, there are some things that you may wish to consider adding to increase the level of comfort. You can add items such as an awning or sun umbrella to give you an area of shade during hot and sunny days. You can also add a barbeque and start cooking outdoors. You can also consider adding an outside bar with outdoor bar chairs to give you somewhere to relax in comfort.
Make It Visually Appealing
If you go to the expense and effort of creating an outdoor area for you and the family, but the garden and surroundings look ugly, then you may end up wasting your money as the garden does not get utilized enough. To ensure that your endeavors are not lost, make sure that your garden is visually appealing, which will help to encourage you and your family to spend more time outdoors. Creating borders with flower beds, a beautiful pathway, and a well-manicured lawn could end up turning your home into the envy of your street.
Add A Swimming Pool Or Hot Tub
Another popular addition to a garden that will also increase the curb appeal of your home is adding either a swimming pool or a hot tub. It is worth noting though that both options will require maintenance and potentially additional expenses, so if you are on a tight budget, you may wish to choose another option instead. A significant benefit of a hot tub though is that they are cheaper than swimming pools, require less maintenance, and you can use them all year round, even during the colder months.
Every home is unique, just as our tastes and budgets are, so whatever it is that floats your boat, turn your garden into your oasis of tranquillity, and you and your family will spend much more time in it.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.