It’s a new year and time to start transforming your outdoor space into what you’ve always wanted. Whether you have a small terrace or a large garden, there are countless ways to evolve your outdoor area into something more safe, beautiful and functional, making it a place you and your family will love to spend time in.
What are the benefits of transforming your outdoor space?
Increase property value
A well planned and maintained outdoor area can increase your house value and equity for a greater financial cushion, or provide you with a higher resale value if you decide to sell your property in the future. For those who are renting out their property, it can also generate a higher income by attracting tenants who are willing to pay a premium for a nicer outdoor space.
You may make your outdoor space more practical and usable by designing it to meet your individual needs and tastes. When an outdoor space is designed with functionality in mind, you gain increased usability, thus making it a space that is more likely to be used and enjoyed. Similarly, the space becomes more efficient and effective for the desired purpose.
Increased living space
If your indoor living space is constrained, an outside living space might be used as an additional living area. With this comes a number of benefits ranging from additional usability, more enjoyment of your outdoor area due to better/larger space for entertaining or relaxing, making your home feel bigger and better whilst connecting to nature.
A renovated outside area can make your property look better overall and be more aesthetically pleasing. With enhanced aesthetics comes increased curb appeal, making it more attractive to potential buyers or renters. With a better aesthetic you can also improve the mood and atmosphere of your outdoor space, making your home feel like a more cohesive and inviting environment.
Gardening and landscaping can also aid the environment by lowering air pollution, boosting biodiversity, and promoting water conservation. By using your space to gain environmental benefits, you’re creating a much greener space and this can help regulate local climate by providing shade, reducing air temperature and absorbing carbon dioxide. You can make a difference, whilst creating something beautiful. Even if you don’t have much room, you could add a small garden to a balcony to bring nature to your home without expanding too much.
Promote health and well-being
By improving your outdoor space, you can provide a place for physical activity and relaxation, improving your health and well-being and allowing you a designated area to practice boosting your health. From incorporating plants to improve air quality and reduce stress, to creating a walking path to encourage physical activity, there are a number of ways you can promote health and well-being in your outdoor space.
Provide a recreational and entertainment area
An improved outdoor area can be used to provide a recreational area for family and friends, as well as an entertainment area for guests. Sometimes it is better to get some fresh air and a nice view when enjoying time with friends and family. Areas such as patios or terraces are perfect for entertaining guests and creating a sense of atmosphere.
5 ways to transform your outdoor space.
A beautiful balcony
If you don’t have a large outdoor space, or none at all, you may want to consider creating one for yourself with a balcony. A balcony may be smaller than a terrace, patio or garden but they can be extremely useful and provide you with that outdoor area you require. By adding a balcony to your property, you create increased living space by bringing the outdoors in and increase your property value at the same time. You’re able to transform it into what you desire, whether you want to connect to nature and add a small garden on your balcony or gain improved functionality by making it into a workspace. Or if you’re just wanting to gain that outdoor view, maybe consider a Juliet balcony which can allow you to take in the natural beauty of your surroundings.
Outdoor living areas
Incorporating outdoor living areas such as patios, decks and terraces can increase the usable space of your outdoor area and provide a place to relax, work or entertain guests.
These types of outdoor living areas can also increase the property value and enhance the overall aesthetics of your property, allowing for an area for you to escape to when you want some fresh air or a change of scenery.
Privacy and protection
A well-designed and well-maintained outdoor space can greatly improve the aesthetics and functionality of your space, but to enjoy it fully you may want to consider increasing the privacy and protection of that area to feel completely comfortable. You can do so by incorporating beautiful balustrades, from glass to timber and stainless steel. This can provide you with peace of mind and also add value to your property.
Connecting with nature
Connect with nature through your outdoor space by adding a water feature or a garden. Incorporating a water feature such as a pool, pond or waterfalls can add visual interest, create a soothing environment and even attract wildlife to your outdoor space. Similarly with gardens, it is beneficial to the environment and you could even try a vertical garden such as wall-mounted planters if your outdoor space is on the smaller side.
Creating perfect ambiance for your outdoor space can provide not only beautiful aesthetics but also act as a de-stresser and create the perfect environment for entertaining or relaxing. This can be done by adding a fire pit or fireplaces which provides a focal point, adding warmth and ambiance to the outdoor area and also be used for cooking and roasting. Another way to create ambiance is through the power of lighting. Incorporating lighting such as path lights, deck lights or landscape lights can add visual interest and improve the overall ambiance of your space.
Are you interested in improving your outdoor space?
Do you want to upgrade your outdoor area? Our company can assist you whether you want to create a new terrace, a lovely balcony, or secure balustrades. Your outdoor space can be transformed thanks to the talents and knowledge of our skilled team. Whether you want to boost the value of your property, enhance the appearance of your house, or create a more useful and functional outdoor space, we can work with you to design a place that matches your individual needs and preferences. We have the resources and know-how to transform your outside space with our extensive selection of services. Contact us right away if you’re ready to improve your outside space.
With the knowledge of how these aspects can increase the value of your home, make sure you understand your planning permission which is required if you are thinking of adding any of these elements to your home. If you require insight into how your home can increase in value, or if you need help starting your project today, feel free to contact us so we can help you increase the value of your property the SMART way. From balustrades to Juliet balconies, we are able to help you with your project from start to finish, understanding the planning permissions, building code, house structure and stability. If you want to get some inspiration first, feel free to explore our gallery and case studies.