Exterior renovations are wonderful projects for the home. With a few good changes, a drab yard can become a haven of relaxation, with little intrusion on your home’s interior or your budget. As the summer weather rolls in, it’s the perfect time to consider expanding your home to include an outdoor living space where you can enjoy the season in the comfort of your own backyard. We’ve compiled some of our favorite outdoor living ideas to help you visualize a new part of your home.
Barbecues just got a whole lot easier. With food already being grilled outside, an outdoor kitchen will save you from countless trips into and out of your home to gather all you need. Blend food preparation with cooking, and you can keep an eye on your grill while fetching those barbecue tongs. Between simple kitchen islands and fully outfitted cabinetry with all the bells and whistles, there’s an outdoor kitchen for everyone.
There’s nothing like enjoying a meal out in the sun, and if you’re cooking outdoors too, you’ll want an outdoor dining area for you and your guests. These aren’t your average dining room table sets – they’ll be waterproof and ready to stand up to whatever the weather can throw at them. Whether it’s a table for two or a table for ten, outdoor dining is not something to be missed.
For late night dinner parties, it’s good to know that backyard lighting doesn’t have to be boring. Gone are the days of blinding white bulbs, because now you can choose the lighting that suits your home and your style best.
Enhancing A Patio
A decked patio area may seem like an obvious choice for an exterior renovation, but with a little extra creativity, the sky’s the limit for your home’s design potential. A covered patio can make your living space accessible in all weather conditions, and even allows for some extra features that you might not have thought of initially. Outdoor TVs are a fantastic addition for game days, letting you bring the party and your friends out into the good weather to enjoy the day.
Installing a patio trellis in place of a fully covered roof can bring more greenery into your outdoor living space, as both hanging and climbing plants can provide some natural shade and a pop of color.
Fire pits are great for relaxation and roasting a couple of marshmallows at the end of a long day. With comfortable waterproof couches nearby, they can be a great social addition to your home. Fire pits work well even in smaller yards, where space for a full patio may be limited. They can also serve as an open grill, allowing you to cook while still being close to your family and guests.
Don’t Forget To Blend Your Space
It’s important to remember that outdoor living spaces are still a part of your home. Matching your personal style between your interior and exterior spaces will give your home a seamless and refined touch, blending indoor and outdoor living in the best way possible.
Installing French doors can also boost the amount of natural light the interior of your home receives, with the added bonus of opening up spaces to outdoor living areas, making your rooms seem larger and your space more cohesive.
With over 40 years of experience and industry knowledge, we can make your dream home a reality. Contact us at Miller Construction & Design about the expert exterior renovations we can add to your home, and leave the all of the hard work to us.