When trying to improve the home, many homeowners focus on the interior and forget about the exterior. This should not be the case since the exterior of your home is as big a part of your home in general as the interior, even if you don’t spend a majority of your time outdoors. With this in mind, read on to see five ways in which you can create an outdoor space that your family will love.
1. Install a Pool
One amazing way to upgrade your outdoors is to have a swimming pool installed. This is a great project to take on, and you will be part of a group of others who also have a swimming pool or similar feature in their home, as 17.2% of Americans aged between 18 and 29 years own a spa, hot tub, or pool. Just make sure to first speak to an expert and find out how much you will need to spend and how much space you need for the installation. Don’t forget to ask them how to maintain your new pool in order to get the most out of it. You will find that pool maintenance isn’t as difficult as you’d imagined.
2. Add Lighting
If you don’t currently have lighting outdoors, consider installing some. It will illuminate your home beautifully at night and could also help you stay more secure. This is because burglars generally don’t want to risk stealing from a home where they can be spotted easily. To make savings with your lighting, you should think about installing solar-powered lights. These will be more affordable and greener as well. You should also make sure that the bulbs you use are LED lights, which use less energy and produce less heat when they are on. They are a more sustainable option as well, so if you want to live a greener life, they are the right choice for you.
3. Grow a Garden
A garden can do wonders for both the function and aesthetics of your home, so plant one if you haven’t already done so. Look for plants that you will be able to keep green, such as native varieties that will call for less maintenance and water as well. You will be one among many new gardeners, as gardening sales went up by 10% in 2018 and continue to rise. You could even grow some edible herbs and vegetables that you and your family can cook and eat. This will be the easiest way to keep your home greener and healthier for every member of your family.
4. Get Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor furniture will give you more livable space by making it so that you and your family can sit outdoors and enjoy the weather when it’s great. To make some savings, you could shop around to find used pieces in good condition. This way, you will make it easier to share a meal outdoors or even hold a party where everyone will have room to sit comfortably.
5. Make All the Necessary Repairs
Finally, if there are any pending repairs at home that you need to make, do them as soon as you can. This includes inspecting and repairing the plumbing around your home. The market size of the plumbing industry in America has increased by 2.9% since 2017, a growth rate that is expected to continue. A home that’s in the right state will look and feel great as well as be easier to improve in the future.
With these five tips, you can create an amazing outdoor space that your family will enjoy a lot. You simply need to set a budget a plan each project out and it will be surprisingly easier to do.