3 Outdoor Living Resolutions Your Home Needs
Home maintenance is at the top of every homeowner's list of things they dread about owning a home. Whether it's the interior or the exterior, there's always something to be done. But what if your hardscape design could decrease or almost eliminate your home's exterior upkeep? We're here with a list of three outdoor living resolutions that will benefit your home and minimize exterior maintenance in a big way.
1. Minimal Maintenance
Ask any homeowner and they will tell you that they often dread dealing with front and backyard maintenance. Even a seemingly simple task of growing grass can become a lot of work and homeowners find themselves constantly worrying about whether the grass is setting in certain areas and why it's only dying in certain areas. If you're set on having a lusciously beautiful lawn, artificial turf is a worthy alternative. SP Turf has all the aesthetic benefits of real grass but is maintenance free and green all year long. It's also allergen and pet-friendly, making it an ideal choice for homeowners with children and pets!
2. Make the Outdoors a Lively Area
Far too many homeowners just can't see the missed potential of not having a well designed outdoor living space. With a little help on the design side, and a few outdoor elements- you can truly make your back or front yard a lively place for you, your family and your friends to create lifelong memories in. Including a covered pergola in your outdoor space allows you to easily set up chairs and make it a space for enjoying your morning coffee, or watching the sunset over an al fresco dinner. During the spring and fall seasons, this will be the ideal location to get some fresh air and serenity. You could even set up a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace, so you can continue to enjoy the beautiful lawn in the winter months.
A final suggestion would be to set up a grill or outdoor kitchen area in your outdoor living space. This would allow you to have barbeques and other outdoor cooking parties with your friends and family without being confined to the inside of your home. And on those nights when you're not hosting a dinner party – you could just cook dinner on the outdoor grill and eat outside, instead of sitting at your usual spot indoors.
3. Boosting Property Value
A lot of people assume your home's property value is only determined by its interior and structural build. On the contrary, first impressions. exterior design and curb appeal are all factors when it comes to determining property value. Real estate agents and prospective buyers alike will take into consideration whether or not your home's outdoor space is updated, remodeled or unusable. Always remember that any investment in the improvement of your home, both interior and exterior, reflects the overall appearance and value of the property. Even if you're not thinking about selling in the near future, it can't ever hurt to have a home with a high property value.