Our gardens and yards are often an overlooked area of our home, until the summer comes and the sun shines.
The space your yard or garden occupies is not only a high value area of your home, but also is often the first thing guests, visitors, and even prospective buyers will see when they approach your home. Having an attractive and useful space in front of or surrounding your home is a great way to add value and make your house a more sellable property when the time comes to move.
Making better use of your outdoor spaces also gives you a whole new area of your home to enjoy in much the same way as remodeling a room does. Here are three ideas anyone can use to add something to their home by changing their outdoor spaces and landscaping their garden or yard.
Add a Feature Like A Hot Tub or a Pool
If you can afford the investment, a pool or hot tub can be a great way to use your yard or garden space while adding value to your property.
Standalone concrete pools can be built in nearly any space and don’t require any complicated plumbing or groundwork, other than a strong foundation. These can be designed to fit just about any space, and can be accompanied by water features like a fountain or a waterfall to help them blend into a garden space.
Give Your Garden or Yard a Theme
You can add a lot of character to a home, and even bring some of you and your family’s character to your home, by giving your yard or garden a theme.
You can really go for it and give your garden a destination theme, like Hawaii, and give your garden a fire pit with bamboo sidings and plants like ferns and palms. This is a great way to show off a feature like a hot tub or standalone concrete pool.
Some people may prefer something elegant, but minimalist like a curated rock garden. Small elegant gardens with few plants and decorative rocky areas were popular in the early nineteenth century in Europe and has been making a comeback now as people look for somewhere beautiful to be that requires very little maintenance.
Make an Outdoor Living Space
Adding a covered area or even a self-contained room to a garden or yard can be very useful to a family home.
If you have a hobby or home business then having a separate space to work in can be a great way to maximize your productivity and prevent family life from impacting your business. It also can give you an extra space to use from visiting relatives or friends, while adding value to your home.
Having a garden or yard is a privilege, and we owe it to ourselves and our families to make the most of our outdoor spaces. Hopefully this guide has given you the inspiration you need to make your garden or yard truly a part of your home.