If you’re a proud homeowner looking for fresh ideas on how to transform your outdoor living space into one that is perfect for entertaining friends or family – then you’ve come to the right place. Home renovations, in general, can be a daunting task – especially if you’ve got a busy schedule and a family to look after. What’s great about exterior renovations is that they are an outdoor addition to your home, meaning there is less interior mess and noise, they can increase the value of your home, and give it that extra ‘wow factor’.
Let’s take a look into some of our favorite exterior renovation ideas that are great for entertaining outdoors!
1. Outdoor Kitchen & Bar
Your summer barbecues will be the talk of the town with an outdoor kitchen added to your home entertainment area.
Cooking while entertaining is made a whole lot easier with an outdoor kitchen. With your food preparation and cooking moved outdoors, you won’t have the fear of missing out from all the fun that’s going on with your guests outside! There is an abundance of choice when it comes to outdoor kitchens – from a simple outdoor barbecue and countertop combo, to glamorous kitchen islands, a cocktail bar, and a fully fitted cabinetry with an outdoor fridge and freezer included – there is an outdoor kitchen style that works for everyone.
2. Backyard Patio
An outdoor patio is the perfect exterior home renovation to transform your backyard into a beautiful space for entertaining friends and family.
With a bit of extra creativity in your outdoor patio design, your backyard can become your new favorite spot to entertain your guests. Your design choices are endless – some ideas include a patio with different levels for different activities. You can create a cozy corner with an outdoor TV for family movie nights, combined with a lower-level dining area with built-in corner seating around a fire pit for roasting marshmallows.
It is also important to consider a covering for your patio so that your new outdoor living space is protected from all types of weather conditions. A patio trellis is a great idea if you want to combine a practical covering with lots of greenery and flowers – this can create natural shade for those hot summer days, and look wonderful!
An outdoor patio design and installation can be a complex process so it is important to hire an experienced contractor to get the job done to your liking. With 40 years of experience, our experts at Miller Construction & Design are here to help bring your backyard dream to life.
3. Fire Pits
Fire pits are the perfect exterior renovation to be the center of attention in your backyard and win over family and friends with an evening of roasting marshmallows and making S’mores.
A fire pit is an affordable option that can really increase the overall value of your home. It is perfect for backyards of all sizes and can certainly make for a fun source of outdoor entertainment for the kids. Not only are fire pits fantastic for entertaining but they can also serve as an open grill for burger nights with the family!
Find inspiration and get creative by looking through some of these outdoor fireplaces and fire pit designs.
4. Upgrade Your Driveway
Driveways can experience much wear and tear over the years and start to bring down the look of your home. Renovating your driveway is one of the best ways to show your guests how much care and attention to detail you put into your home.
Upgrade your driveway by refinishing and brand-new paving. Allow guests to enter your home in style by creating a beautiful pathway from your driveway to your front door. Combine a beautifully paved pathway with some greenery and outdoor lighting, to create a lasting first impression of your home, while also making it easier for them to find their way to the door at night.
5. An Outdoor Pool
Nothing screams summer fun more than an outdoor pool party surrounded by friends and family.
Choosing to install a pool into your backyard is a big and exciting exterior renovation, for your whole family to enjoy. There are many pool designs and considerations to review when it comes to planning for your dream pool installation and to help you decide on the right size and style for your backyard space.
Hiring an experienced contractor can help you make your pool design decisions a lot faster, and right for your budget.
Choosing Your Exterior Renovation Contractor
Any type of home renovation is an exciting new adventure for you and your family. Choosing the right contractor for the job is important to help make your visions and dreams come to life. If you’re looking to hire a residential contractor that is licensed and experienced, then you won’t need to look further than Miller Construction & Design. Give us a call today to discuss your home exterior renovation needs.