With summertime finally upon us, getting your home's outdoor space in order is at the top of the list. Not sure where to start? Here are a few simple suggestions that will offer a lasting return on investment for your property.

Relax in Privacy:

The secret to being able to relax in an outdoor space entirely is privacy. Privacy can be created by fencing, hedges, trees, trellises, or even curtains hung around a porch or patio.

Cook al Fresco:

An outdoor cooking area is a fantastic way to increase the value and enjoyment of your property. With an outdoor kitchen, you can utilize a whole world of additional cooking options. Cooking methods such as smoking or the use of an open flame offer unique alternatives to a standard stovetop. While a full-fledged outdoor kitchen can be pricey, they typically receive a solid ROI (Return on Investment).

Snuggle by the Fire:

Think of all the warmth and relaxation that comes with fire. Introducing a fireplace to your outdoor area will make your family feel right at home during the summer and fall seasons. You could use brick, stones, dig a pit with a retaining wall, or purchase a fire-pit with easy mobility. A welcoming fireplace pairs well with cookouts, late-night talks, or simply a warm place to share an evening. 

Pergolas, patios & decks are great ways to add livable space to your home.

Extend Your Home:

If you're looking for a way to expand your living environment, decks and stone patios are a great way to add a breath of fresh air to your home. Building a gazebo or adding a pergola or shade walls to your patio can add a classic style and beauty to your outdoor living space. These attractive hardscape features create a peaceful space to relax in the cool shade, provide a great place for a barbecue, or bring privacy to your hot tub.

A beautiful paver, natural stone, or flagstone walkway can be the perfect element to tie together your outdoor living environment. Creating your hardscapes using durable construction materials will ensure that they can be enjoyed for many years to come, adding value to your property.

An outdoor living space helps create a relaxing space to unwind with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors, or entertain guests. A warm, inviting outdoor area will impress a potential buyer and will keep your family feeling right at home, inside and out. The professional Realtors of Brian Peterson Real Estate are dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to make your real estate dreams a reality. Give us a call today!

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