Make Your Outdoor Living Areas a Summer Paradise

Make Your Outdoor Living Areas a Summer Paradise
Finally! Winter is about to end. You can make the most of the summer by improving your outdoor living areas. Here are a few suggestions for creating your own personal backyard retreat, with a little effort and design.

  • Add a deck or patio, if you don’t already have one. Not only does this addition provide a terrific space for gathering and grilling; but according to Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value analysis, such an upgrade provides a return on investment of more than 75%.

  • Create simple, lovely privacy screens around your outdoor deck or patio by integrating fences, trellises and vegetation.

  • Pests can ruin a fun day outside. Take precautions like lighting citronella candles and hiring a pest control firm to treat your yard for unwelcome crawling and flying critters.

  • Create a relaxing dining area with comfy outdoor furnishings. Include area rugs for color and to help define “rooms.”

  • Strategically placed lighting will allow you to enjoy your outside space well into the evening, while also setting a pleasant ambiance. Enhance the mood with tiki torches, string lights and landscape lighting.

  • Make it entertaining for youngsters. Include a fire pit, hot tub or gaming set.

Creating the ideal summer retreat will increase the value of your house and attract more potential purchasers. For expert advice as you begin planning your project, please contact us. We’re here to help you make the best decision possible.