Improving your home’s outdoor space doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money or hire an expensive contractor. You can take any outdoor space and create the perfect ambiance with just a few affordable items, whether it’s repainting your patio furniture, installing LED lights for nighttime gatherings, or creating a makeshift bar in your backyard.
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An outdoor bar is an excellent way to add some life and personality to your outdoor space. If you have a pool, patio, or deck, having your very own bar near it is the perfect setup for entertainment. Two of our models are built in-ground with compartments under them for storing ice, drinks, mixers, and glasses. Of course, if you do not have room for an in-ground bar, there are plenty of other options that will bring great character to your space.
One thing you’ll want to consider when deciding on your outdoor bar is modularity. We offer free-standing bars as well as custom built-in options to fit any space or design style. You can also find many other components that will bring the perfect style to your outdoor space.
Outdoor Coffee Table
Another way to spruce up your backyard is with an outdoor coffee table. You may have seen these used in gardens, but have you ever thought of using them indoors? Outdoor coffee tables are not only great conversation pieces, but they are functional as well.
Outdoor coffee tables are the perfect place to set snacks or drinks for your guests. They are also a great option when you need more table space for entertaining, but do not have room inside for a large indoor piece. If you have room on your patio, deck, or poolside, an outdoor coffee table is always a good choice.
When you are entertaining, having a fully functional outdoor kitchen is the way to go. Outdoor kitchens are not only great for cooking, but they are perfect for prepping drinks and snacks as well. Having an outdoor kitchen will save the day when it’s hot outside and you cannot spare the indoor space or time to cook indoors.
What about appliances? You can find outdoor options for any appliance you would have in your indoor kitchen, from refrigerators and microwaves to grills and prep stations. Or if you want to be able to use your existing appliances on your patio or deck, there are countertop accessories that will work with almost anything.
Landscaping your outdoor space is an easy way to bring outdoor living to the next level. You can find anything from fire pits, flagstones for patios, or brick edging around gardens and flower beds, landscaping can truly make your outside area feel like a separate living space.
Creating nooks in your garden is another great way to make your outdoor space more livable. If you have an area that may only get sunlight for a few hours, adding some lounge chairs or garden benches is the perfect way to spend time in that spot before it gets too hot or cold. You can also find smaller structures like pergolas and gazebos that will bring character to any outdoor area.
Do you have an outdoor space that is wasted, perhaps a large backyard or expansive front yard? Don’t let that space go to waste. You can build a guest house, mother-in-law suite, or even rent it out as a separate apartment. Guest houses are perfect for family members who visit often and take up too much space in your home. They can also provide a great rental option for when you are not using it.
To make the guest house even more livable, adding an outdoor kitchen and living space is a must. If you don’t have room for your own outdoor kitchen, there are many counters and appliances that will work outdoors as well as in.
Gates and Address Stones
Adding a modern gate with an address stone or plaque will help people find your house even if it’s a huge home on a large lot.
Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits
Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are a fantastic way to spend time outdoors, whether it’s a warm summer evening or a cool autumn night. There are many options for indoor fireplaces as well, from electric inserts to gas-powered log sets.
Electric grills are also great for those who want their own outdoor cooking space but do not have the yard space for a permanent structure. Electric grills are perfect because they can be used on any surface and will disperse heat quickly, making them a great option for smaller spaces.
Adding lights to the front of your home is an inexpensive way to improve its perceived value and can be done as early as planting season. Make sure that the light fixtures are compliant with local code requirements for placement, wiring, and illumination.
Painting the outside of your home can be a quick and easy way to improve both its color scheme and curb appeal. Check with your local paint store for options on color palettes based on where you live, whether it’s warmer or cooler tones, your neighbors are using, or anything else you may have in mind.
Outdoor living spaces are becoming more popular now than ever before, so now is the perfect time to improve your outdoor area.
There are many ways you can develop your outdoor space using appliances and furniture that will not only improve the way they look but how you use them as well. Plan your outdoor home improvement project today.