Since the pandemic started and we all retreated indoors, a lot of us have come to realize how important being outdoors is. To be out in the sun and inhale some fresh air have become precious commodities nowadays. However, you don’t need to go out to the park and unnecessarily expose yourself to the coronavirus. All you need to do is make your home a bit more awesome and fun to hang out in. This doesn’t just involve improving indoor spaces but even the outdoor areas of your property.
Here are some of the upgrades you can consider to boost your property's appearance and value
- Change The Color
One of the easiest and cheapest home improvements to do on your property is to repaint it. Some opt to just repaint either the exteriors or the interiors. You choose to go with just one or do one after the other. You can hire professional painting services to do the job for you or you can do it yourself. Sure it’ll probably take you a few days to finish the job if you do it by yourself but some DIY-ers find it very therapeutic.
- Spruce Up the Facade
Other than giving your home’s exterior a new paint job, you can also give it a few additional updates such as cleaning the windows to make them sparkle and shine again. Add some window planters and put some plants on your front porch. You can also replace your house number with new ones, replace your mailbox, and add some lighting to your front lawn to add some drama and appeal at night.
- Extend Your Indoor Living Areas
An increasingly popular trend over the past couple of years is bringing indoor living spaces outside. It’s no longer unconventional to see outdoor living areas in homes today. A lot of homeowners have torn down walls and replaced them with glass panels and glass doors to extend their living room outside. Some have installed separate sheds that they converted into livable spaces. Building a sunroom is also a great way of extending indoor living space while getting the feel of an outdoor vibe.
- Outdoor Dining
Since we’ve already touched on extending living spaces outdoors, let’s not forget how popular outdoor kitchens and dining areas are nowadays. This is a great idea for those who love hosting parties and having people come over. Entertaining guests is more fun and less stressful compared to having people making a mess inside your home. Plus, the fresh air and some sun will do you good.
- Man Cave or She Shed
Man caves and their feminine counterparts, she sheds, are a big thing now. Every man and woman deserves their own private place they can go to for destressing and relaxation. There are a lot of great ideas for man caves and she sheds online, ranging from the simple to the outrageous. However you choose to go about it, a man cave or she shed will definitely make your home more fun and awesome.
- Backyard Fun Time
Speaking of fun, there are a lot of great and fun ideas that you can do to your backyard. Depending on your lifestyle and preference, you can give your backyard an update that reflects your personality and highlights what you value. If you’re the camping and hiking type of person, perhaps adding a firepit will do wonders for you. Or maybe you enjoy swimming a lot. Installing a pool on your property a good investment. If you have kids, maybe you can build a mini playground for them to run around and have fun in.
- Landscape and Gardening
Landscaping and gardening have become quite huge, especially since the pandemic began. A lot of people who are stuck at home have taken up gardening to keep themselves active and productive. If you want to get started but you’re afraid because you’re not naturally gifted with a green thumb, it’s okay. There are a lot of resources for beginners that can help you get started.
- Set The Mood with Lights And Sounds
Setting the ambiance outdoors can add a dramatic flair to your property, especially if you consider catering to both the auditory and visual senses. The right lighting can completely transform a space and enhance its visual appeal. As for the sound, you can go organic by installing a fountain or mini waterfalls in one corner of your garden. Other people prefer to install speakers that are hooked up to a sound system to play soothing music outdoors.
We hope that you found this list helpful in creating an awesome outdoor space for your home. However you choose to update your home, the important thing is you observe the proper COVID protocols, especially when you have other people working on your home improvements.Tags: extending indoor living space, giving your home’s exterior a new paint job, install speakers, outdoor kitchens, resources for beginners