Spending more time outside is more popular than ever. People are trying to extend the life of each season by making their outdoor space work as the weather changes. Purchasing trends have shown that backyard upgrades to landscape designs have continued to increase and top real estate experts agree that the exterior of a home is as important as the interior. If you want to turn your investment in an outdoor living area and a space that will benefit you for most of the year, then start by incorporating some of these creative ideas.
Outdoor Living Any Time of Year
Some outdoor features are excellent to have any time of the year whether it is hot, cold or somewhere in between. When you begin to design an outdoor space it is important to think about the present and the future. Make choices that will give you the space you want now. Consider how trees, shrubs and other plants will mature with time. Allow your space to be somewhat changeable not only for the seasons but also for the upgrades you may want to make in time.
Outdoor Kitchen and Dining
Pool and Spa Area
Ponds, Waterfalls,and Fountains
Herb and Flower Gardens
Walkways and Paths
Landscape Lighting for Entertaining Late into Night
Ideas to Beat the Heat
Patios and Seating Areas Near Shady Areas
Umbrellas, Pergolas, and Pavilions Provide Shade
Don’t Let the Cold Keep You Inside
Firepits and Fireplaces Add Warmth and Encourage Conversation
Screened in Patio Areas with Changeable Glass Panes
Your landscape is an extension of the inside of your home. By enhancing your outdoor living space’s ability to adapt to changes in climate you not only greatly increase the square footage of living area available to you and your family. You also improve upon your property’s value.