Spring has arrived! Get your house ready for outdoor entertaining

Spring is the perfect time to prepare your outdoor area for the warmer seasons ahead. By enhancing your home’s outdoor area, you can make your place more inviting, enjoyable, and memorable.

But where do you begin? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Relax in an outdoor living space

Building a deck or patio will extend your living space to entertain or just to kick back and relax. To make it comfortable a welcoming seating area is a must also consider storage, shade and/or roofing.

2. Cook up a storm

Adding an outdoor kitchen to your backyard is a great way to enjoy home cooked meals in the open air. You could even install a sink and fit a cabinet to make cooking, serving and cleaning up even more convenient. 

3. Warm up with a fire pit

A fire pit will certainly make your outdoor area more comfortable when the temperature drops in the evening! Add some seating as well to create a cosy corner where you can warm up and don’t forget to bring the marshmallows.

4. Outdoor entertainment

If you’re into entertaining or perhaps just want to enjoy your tunes while you garden, then having some quality outdoor speakers might be a great addition. Installing a projector might be another option - movie nights under the stars could soon become a family tradition! 

Here to help

While there are many ways to enhance your outdoor area, some projects are bigger than others. It’s important to have an idea of how long your project will take, what it will cost and how you intend to fund the project. Depending on the size of your project, you may want to consider alternatives to dipping into the savings. 

Some fundings options to consider could be using funds from redraw in your home loan if you are ahead on repayments, a personal loan or maybe applying for cash-out release on your existing property. 

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Contact your local Mortgage Choice broker today, they can help you explore funding options available based on your personal needs.

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