If there’s one thing that any homeowner can do to both enhance the enjoyment of their living space and also increase its overall property value, it’s to invest in a more modern outdoor space. Ideally, a home improvement project that includes both the front and backyard incorporates all forms of valuable curb appeal.
However, a functioning backyard outdoor space can be a great renovation project that serves both form and function, not to mention fun! Whether you’re the type of homeowner who enjoys entertaining a large number of guests simply want to beautify your backyard for the enjoyment of your closest friends and family, where are many creative options for every budget. Here, we will look at a few simple ways to create a modern outdoor space for your home, as well as some of the fun options that can benefit you year-round.
A Patio for Entertaining
When it comes to outdoor renovations and creating a more modern patio area, it’s important that homeowners first assess their needs and space limitations. Of course, the larger the backyard, the more additions the space will allow. However, there are numerous ways to expand a patio into a great place for dining and entertaining regardless of the size of the yard.
For the sole purpose of putting dining at the top of the priority list, basing your modernization around the patio’s outdoor dining table is the most solid strategy. A lot of modern outdoor furniture is distinctly designed to accommodate pre-existing patio furniture, making modular additions the perfect way to enlarge any outdoor dining sets you may already have in place. Of course, before you get to any of the fun accessories, you’ll want to take care of the most important elements of furnishing the outdoor space. This means taking care of your table, chairs, and other necessities.
Any area designated for entertaining or dining will require a durable and stylish table, umbrella, and good number of patio chairs. While all outdoor dining sets come with those elements included, the most important points to consider are the number of chairs, the size of the table, and, most importantly, the material of the entire outdoor furniture set. You’ll want to keep in mind that these pieces of furniture must be able to withstand the many elements that come with the changing seasons. Try and pick strong materials. For your umbrella, you can’t so wrong with aluminum. And while wicker tends to be the most popular material for outdoor chairs, plastic-made faux wicker is significantly stronger than actual wicker.
Worthwhile Outdoor Space Additions
If your outdoor dining area still leaves ample room for further additions, you can really become creative and have fun playing with entertaining options. For example, many homeowners tend to expand their outdoor decor with a bench or two to allow more seating. If space allows, incorporating some cool hardscapes into the backyard design can be a unique idea. With that in mind, there are options for social common areas that you can create, such as an outdoor bar or a fire pit. Both of these options allow your family and guests to enjoy the fresh air while enjoying after-dinner gatherings. The comfort of a fire pit or outdoor fireplace is perfect for summer nights, as well as the spring and fall months, allowing your backyard to provide an outdoor oasis year-round.
In the case that space doesn’t allow for more elaborate outdoor expansion options, you can always dress-up your outdoor living space by enhancing your garden and foliage. Planters and hanging plants or outdoor planters of different designs can be catered to any motif. If you’re unsure where to begin, you can have various outdoor plants delivered and ask your gardening company for tips and advice for designing the full outdoor space.
What is important to remember is that creating a modern, stylish outdoor space isn’t completely dependent on the size of your yard. Many options are available that not only enhance the beauty and functionality of the small space you have to work with, but also can help give the appearance of a larger space. Thumb though a few magazines and get creative! With a little ingenuity, you’ll have an ideal extension of your home’s beauty to the outside space all year.