Not many of us can spare a room for a cosy fireplace in the house, but have you considered one outside? Indoor-outdoor living utilises your property’s full potential. Incorporating the outdoors to add stylish modern spaces to your home’s living plan not only extends livable space but also raises a property’s asking price. So, what are these exterior upgrades that add volume to a home, and how do they change the way you live?
Replacing garage door
It is relatively easy yet effective. Your garage is part of the curb appeal, and replacing the garage door with a new one of sleek design gives your garage a facelift that can instantly turn up curb appeal. Consider a complementary colour palette that blends in with the rest of the home’s exterior for more uniformity and to make the space less compartmentalised. However, you can also use a door with a contrasting colour or design for a quirkier or more unique appeal.
Without one, we will have more stuff indoors for sure. It could be for the tools, bicycles, or all the junk you are emotionally attached to. Or, it could be your private retreat, creative quarters, or workstation. A chic design executed well is all it takes for these diminutive structures to become an extraordinary living space at the bottom of the garden. Going the whole hog and turn your shed into a multi-purpose greenhouse with brilliant glass flooding it with daylight. According to 82% of property professionals, a decent-sized shed adds the most value to a property.
Adding a deck
It is not just visually pleasing but is an alfresco amenity. Whether multitier or wraparound, a wooden deck extends your home’s square footage affording versatility. It is another lounge space+dining space to spend time alone or with family and guests. It will be a great place to soak up some sun on a sun lounger. And, if you bemoan the summer-only deck, think patio heaters, and you are using it throughout the year. It also enhances a buyer’s perception of the floor area.
Outdoor entertainment area
Let your guests pick their toppings and pop their individual pizzas into an outdoor wood-fired oven as you enjoy a culinary-based evening. Serve drinks in a gazebo ensconced by comfy cushions. Build a vintage games room in a warm summerhouse. You could also incorporate media, such as a flat-screen TV for an outdoor kitchen with a pavilion.
The humble grill on the lawn has extended its prowess to a self-contained, outdoor built-in environment. More people want the freedom and versatility of entertaining with a full-on outdoor kitchen. It is a contemporary prime asset that interests potential buyers. It could be a modern fancy affair with major appliances, or it could be a traditional rustic affair with a ceramic natural-charcoal grill.
Replacing the front door
Everyone visiting your home is first greeted by your front door. If it is drab, it lowers the tone of the exterior of your home. It makes a poor first impression and brings down the asking price when you want to sell your home. Replacing your front door with a new, polished, or painted door with a shiny handle and door knocker will boost your home value.
Painting outer walls
Washed-out colours and lacklustre shades can not only affect the aesthetics of outdoor living spaces but also put off potential buyers. It is the outer shell of your property and serves as a vital first impression and a statement in and of itself. A neutral light shade brightens up your property and is an easily achievable selling point.
Outdoor fire pit
Easily, it is one of the best home improvements that add value and functionality to your property. A built-in fire pit with built-in seating around it maximises your outdoor time, offering a comfortable spot to gather in the evenings regardless of the season. Keep the seating low for a more cosy and relaxed experience. Amalgamating two or more outdoor features into one spot, such as an outdoor kitchen and a fire pit, provides the easy flow your indoor spaces offer.
It is a sure-fire way to add considerable value to your home. Buyers will pay for this feature happily as it saves them the trouble of building one on their own. it isn’t a feat all homeowners try to accomplish. Incorporating natural elements and making the pool merge with the landscape gives it a high-end look. A dark interior finish, coral stone surround, tanning ledges, and wet decks make the whole thing feel like a luxury element.
Outdoor living is increasingly becoming a sought-after design concept that boosts property value and makes strong selling points. There are many ways to refresh the exterior of your home with novel additions that blur the indoor-outdoor boundaries. GS Brown Construction developments offer landscaped outdoor spaces where your creativity can flourish.