Improve Your Outdoor Living Space By Redesigning your Deck or Patio
Redesigning your deck or patio has to be one of the most fun home improvement projects that you can undertake. There are so many neat ideas that are available online and in magazines that you could spend hours and still not know exactly what you want. Here is a short list of ideas to make your outdoor space more fun to be in. No matter your location, whether you’re looking for a patio cover for your west coast home, or an Arizona deck expansion with a retractable awning, adding value to your homes outdoor space is always a good investment.
Deck and Patio Expansion
Start off by deciding how much of your yard – and grass – that you want to sacrifice to your patio or deck. You will want to take into consideration what all you want to accommodate and if you have any pets. Keep in mind that if you plan on putting your home on the market you may want to keep the green space. Limiting your green space may limit your potential buyers.
Deck and Patio Covering and Screening
Consider covering your patio so that you can use it no matter what the weather is. This makes it more enjoyable to use and will extend the amount of time that you spend on it. Screening in your deck will also make grilling a lot more fun because you will not have to fight flies off your food. Think of all the cookouts you could do with a outdoor kitchen complete with mini fridge and epic grill.
This can include a hot tub for the adults, but you can also add an endless pool that makes swimming possible without taking up a ton of space. Kids and adults will love this addition.
You could add a rock climbing wall to the outside of your deck to give your children a sense of adventure. A sandbox is also an option if your children just are not quite big enough to scale walls. Think about how fun in would be to add a slide that goes down off the deck for the children ( children at heart)
You could add tunnel to the underside of your deck for your pet to climb through or hide in. Think of it like a modified dog house with a fun twist.
There are more options that this article does not touch on, but the important thing is to make your patio or deck reflect you and your style. Have fun. Be creative. The only limit to your deck or patio is your budget.