Outdoor areas have become the focus of attention as homeowners look for ways to optimise the new stay-at-home lifestyle.
The pandemic has precipitated a number of positive shifts, including a greater appreciation for intangibles which were often taken for granted.
Factors like health, family, security, and space have become the new luxuries of our time and our homes have, by extension, become one of the most outward expressions of these values.
In addition to enhancing the enjoyment of your home, optimising outdoor spaces will definitely increase the appeal of a home for potential buyers.
It’s really worth making the most of any outdoor space you have, whether it’s a large garden or just a small patio or balconyt.
Up your outdoor game
Here are some tips for creating outdoor spaces that will add value to your property and enhance the enjoyment of your home.
Heat up your patio
Instead of a conventional braai, a fire pit can turn an everyday patio into an inviting gathering spot. You can then add some comfortable furniture and functional items like a prep sink and a bar fridge.
Redo your deck
Deck boards come in all kinds of colours, styles, and materials including wood and cellular PVC. These planks are hard-wearing, virtually maintenance-free, and resistant to rot, stains and scratches. A wood deck offers a natural look and is cheaper to install than composite planks. However, wood decks need to be treated regularly to prevent cracking and fading.