If you are selling your home or just looking to make some changes, you have probably considered an outdoor living addition. While kitchens tend to take the lion’s share of remodeling projects for a home due to high returns on investment, there’s no denying the effect of curb appeal. Also, if you have a large family, entertain often or enjoy hundreds of sunny days year-round, a patio becomes almost necessary.
For years, wood has been the material of choice for decks and patios. However, concrete provides a much more cost-effective and durable option. You can also create wood-like impressions among many other styles and designs by imprinting and staining.
Add Cooking Space
Going back and forth from the kitchen to the patio to grill can be frustrating. Make it easier by creating some prep room outside, complete with a sink, if possible. Concrete once again makes a fine choice if you are looking for something more permanent. Talk to your builder about possible options.
Include a Pavilion
Another way to make patios an ideal outdoor living addition is by creating a patio-pavilion. In this instance, there is a semi-indoor section with a roof and screened area leading directly into the home. This then flows into the outdoor patio space for those days when too-hot sun and hungry bugs are not a concern.
Don’t Forget Storage
Few people think of storing things outdoors in open spaces, but if you live in a safe neighborhood, there’s no reason you shouldn’t. Naturally, you don’t want to put your best valuables outside. However, it doesn’t hurt to have outdoor utensils, towels and extra seating.
When it comes to building an outdoor living addition, working with professionals is important. Not only does it help to ensure that you don’t cause expensive damage to your home, but you can also count on a job well done.