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Outdoor Features You’ll Love for Your Home

For any home, the first thing that you will see is the outdoor space, so whatever you do with it can either add value or take away from the appeal of your home. That’s why most homeowners these days focus as much the curb appeal of their home as the interior. 

Taking time to beautify the outside of your home is also a great way to increase the space you have to entertain, thanks to a lot of indoor to outdoor ideas that you can implement. It’s a smart way to make use of space without spending too much money. To help you explore what you can do with your outdoor area, here are some popular additions that you just might love to add when designing your custom home.

Designing Your Custom Home Can Be Fun with These Outdoor Elements

  • Landscaping

There is nothing more basically appealing than maintaining a good landscape around your home. Any real estate agent will tell you that this instantly adds to the curbside appeal of a property, and it’s also how other homeowners measure the care that you put into your home before they even step through the front door.

If you have a green thumb, then this is the perfect addition for you. You can plan out your space and add the trees and flowers that you think best fits with your personality and the vibe of your home. For those who are not a fan of gardening or don’t have time to focus on such a task, you can put together how you want your garden to look – with the help gardening sites and Pinterest boards – and entrust it with a professional.

  • Patio or Deck

Adding a patio or deck is a great way to extend your living space, and either can instantly transform your backyard. Not only is this a trendy addition, there are also so many ways to do this that can fit with your personal style. You can go with exposed brick or you can choose hardwood that gives it a cabin appeal. A patio or deck is a great way to add space, which raises the value of your home, without increasing your taxes or investing a lot of money for renovation.

  • Lighting

Once your outdoor space is taken care of, accentuate it by illuminating the entire outdoor area. This makes the space a lot more inviting, and it allows you to see all of the additions you’ve invested in. They don’t have to be expensive lights if you find them overpowering. You can add a couple outdoor lamps and even fairy lights to give off the subtle lighting effect. This makes your outdoor area perfect for additional seating and evening barbecues.

What do you envision for your outdoor space?  Let us know in the comments below!



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