Spring has arrived. Here’s how to make your backyard entertaining space a luxe oasis — and the total envy of your neighbours.
With the arrival of warmer temperatures and the advent of patio season, it’s a great time to improve both the beauty and the functionality of your backyard space.
Whether you’re looking to invest in upgrades that will significantly boost your home’s resale value or just make a few simple additions, there are plenty of ways you can transform your everyday backyard into a luxurious retreat.
Some of the most popular ideas include installing new exterior doors, adding new patio furniture, overhauling your backyard landscape, and installing some decorative and functional accessories that will elevate your yard’s aesthetic appeal.
Install new exterior doors
New exterior doors will improve the look of your yard while making your home more secure. Glass doors make a popular option for patios. To make a bold and beautiful statement, install a panoramic bi-folding or lift and slide door system. Both options are designed for aesthetics as well as practicality: offering full-angle views of your backyard; allowing plenty of natural light into your home; and providing excellent security and year-round energy efficiency.
Update patio furnishings
Quality patio furniture is a must if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors or if you intend to entertain guests on a regular basis. Depending on the budget and your home’s architectural style, you may choose from options including:
- Wrought iron
- Mosaic table sets
- Resin wicker
Each of these materials has its distinct appearance and unique set of performance characteristics, so be sure you take proper steps to care for whichever of these styles you choose.
Upgrade your landscaping
Real estate experts say that landscaping is among the best investments you can make for your home, as a well-landscaped yard will dramatically improve its value. If you’re looking to build a new patio, why not choose a higher-end material, like natural stone? This will give your home a very distinctive look which will appeal to residents and guests alike. You can also add hedges, pathways, trees, shrubs, and flowers to add some colour and character to your yard.
Get a pool. Go for a gazebo.
These ideas are for the serious homeowner who wants to go above and beyond to create a truly luxurious and highly functional space.
Pergolas, gazebos, and canopies add shading and boost the functionality of outdoor space, and outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are excellent for those who want to extend patio season into autumn.
If you enjoy outdoor cooking, you can add a high-end barbecue or outdoor kitchen to go along with your new patio furnishings. Finally, if your budget allows, you might also choose to install a hot tub or spa. Your home will be the social destination of choice all summer long!
At Amberwood Doors, we offer a wide range of premium quality exterior doors for discerning homeowners who demand the best. To learn more about our products, or for more backyard renovation ideas, please contact us.
Your reno survival guide: A home renovation can be one of the most stressful events of your life. Our easy-to-understand 7-step guide is designed to take the pain out of your next reno and to help you maintain your budget and keep your sanity. Download now