If you love being outside, why not do what you can to bring the best of the outdoors into your home! A new home addition or remodel project can help make your home more inviting. Here are just a few ways to enjoy outdoor living, from inside your home or yard.
The Perfect Patio
Choosing to add a patio area can give you somewhere to sit out in the sun throughout the summer months, and enjoy your yard and garden area to the maximum. Even a smaller patio with potted plants, hanging baskets and a comfortable chair for reading in, if this is to be your own private haven. However if you are looking to socialize, opt for a larger patio and select an outdoor table and chairs, grill, and speakers for outdoor music.
Create a custom patio to gather the entire family
The Dream Deck
An alternative to creating a patio area is to build a deck. Usually connected to your home and elevated from the ground, a deck can also be a great outdoor area to sit out, enjoy your own company or entertain friends. Wooden designs continue to be popular and will perfectly complement your outdoor surroundings.
The Pleasant Porch
A porch is similar to a patio, but can be built attached or detached from your home, and has a covered roof area that is open at the sides. A porch is yet another option for enjoying the outdoors with a little extra coverage. The covered space can provide some much-needed shade for those hot summer days.
Complete your porch with a ceiling fan to keep the breeze flowing.
The Calming Conservatory
With glass or polycarbonate ceilings and windows all around, a conservatory can bring the beauty of summer into your home. Decorate with indoor potted plants for a warm, tropical room to enjoy throughout the year. If you love to see sunlight entering your home, a conservatory could be the in-home sanctuary you’re looking for.
The Stylish Sunroom
A sunroom is very similar to a conservatory. Both have large windows to enjoy the sun’s warmth from your home. However, a sunroom usually has a slate or solid tile roof, meaning it doesn’t get as hot in the summer or as cold in the winter, and can be enjoyed year round. A sunroom is a good choice if you’re not only looking to enjoy the outdoors from within your home, but are also looking to add an addition to your home for extra space.
For more great ideas to enjoy outdoor living from your own home or yard, contact us at Reliable Home Improvement!