Establishing an outdoor living space in your backyard is one of the fastest ways to improve the curb appeal of your home. Contrary to what you might think, it doesn’t cost that much to pull off.
In this post, Exterior Source shares home improvement ideas that’ll turn your outdoors into an extension of your living space.
It’s All About the Lightning
Sometimes, the simplest way to turn your outdoor eating area into an extension of your dining room is by installing ample lighting. We don’t recommend just any ordinary lighting, though; what you want are fixtures and overhangs that make a statement.
You don’t have to take your indoor lighting outside. Overhanging sconces are a great way to add some interest and appeal to an outdoor dining area while also providing direct light to the space.
Revitalize the Foreground
Contrary to what most people think, the foreground of your exterior space isn’t restricted to greenscapes and plants. It also includes the facade of your property, specifically, how the exterior wall looks in comparison to the backyard.
While exterior wall paint remains a solid choice, siding is the long-term alternative. Unlike wall paint, it doesn’t require reapplication and can withstand the elements. We recommend fiber cement siding, as it can replicate the look and grain of natural wood siding, while being more durable and weather-resistant.
Install a Pergola
Installing a pergola is one quick way to redefine your outdoor space. It makes dining areas cozier and provides ample shade for private retreats. These structures are also very versatile, as you can hang everything from lights to crawling plants on the pergola to enhance its appearance.
Whether you’re in need of new vinyl siding, a shade structure, or other exterior home improvements, Exterior Source is ready to help! Give us a call at (804) 275-5323 ( area), or 757-464-2060 (Tidewater area), for more information on our services.