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!
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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.