BUILD FUNCTIONAL AND FUN OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES WITH THESE IDEAS.
Homeowners who are thinking about a home makeover but don’t know where to begin should consider starting in the backyard. Many homeowners are transforming the exteriors of their houses to add extra living space and, with a little finesse, those outdoor spaces can revive the interiors.
Outdoor kitchens just kind of exploded over the past five years. People used to just have a Weber grill. Now they are putting in an entire kitchen. In Houston, you can be outside from October to June, and people want to take advantage of the weather.
Outdoor retreats have become a very popular way to extend your house. You can take the indoors out. Your backyard becomes another great entertainment area.
Here are some ways we recommend improving backyard oasis:
STAY IN THE SHADE
In Houston, shade structures, or even ceiling fans are essential. People can utilize outdoor space year-round. But if you don’t have any cover, you’re stuck with scorching Houston heat.
Good lighting makes outdoor living spaces safer and extends the use of a deck or lawn into the evening. “LEDs are transforming the lighting industry.
FIRE UP THE GRILL
Many homeowners are adding refrigerators, sinks, pizza ovens, counter space and even bars. Commercial-grade grills, stainless steel cabinets and granite countertops are high on homeowners’ wish lists.
JUST ADD WATER
Water features are also popular, creating a beautiful ambiance when you are sitting outside. Especially in the Inner Loop, a water feature can become the focal point of a small space.
GATHER ’ROUND THE FIRE
People are adding outdoor seating areas around a fire. Gas logs are a popular option. They can be turned on with a switch and require less maintenance.
MAKE IT MORE ENTERTAINING
Entertainment systems added to outdoor living spaces can include big-screen televisions and sound systems that range from small and budget-friendly to extraordinary and pricey.
Adding unique features to an outdoor space can improve property value. People are seeing a finished entertainment space, instead of just a lawn full of grass. If you have a small house, you can really extend your space. You’re creating something you can use for years.
Need help coming up with ideas for your outdoor living space? Check out one of our latest articles for some popular trends for 2022.
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