Renovate your outdoor space

By Kirsten Friedli

Macarthur’s residents love nothing more than outdoor entertaining and living space, and now is the perfect time to start renovating your outdoor space. Then you and your family can kick-back and enjoy the benefits of your labour!

Outdoor spaces are also highly sought-after by buyers. So, if you decide down the track to sell your home, your time, money and effort will certainly not be wasted.

Here are some things to think about as you go about planning your outdoor renovation:

Provide outdoor entertaining and living area
This could take the form of a deck, a pergola, or verandah. Also, consider including an outdoor barbeque and dining area.

Establish traffic patterns
No matter the size of your yard, your outdoor living spaces will work better together if you establish traffic patterns. You can do this in a variety of ways, including laying formal walkways, using hardscape materials to define, or planting shrubs or trees to establish corners and borders.

Add a fire source
A source of fire draws people together. A fire pit is a great option that is both flexible and affordable. Add seating around it and you have created a wonderful outdoor space for family and friends to congregate. Just make sure you read up on fire-safety and placement rules before you install it.

Defined landscaped areas front and back of your home can lift the overall presentation and appeal of your home. Achieve a balance between easy maintenance, water efficiency, and hard and soft surfaces to create a landscape that enhances your property.

Also consider the plants you choose, as some are better at certain times of the year. With a bit of research, you can have a garden that is stunning all year, changing at every season for a stunning effect!

You may want part of your outdoor living space to be more private than another area. Shrubs or dwarf trees are a great way to accomplish that goal; containers planted with vines scrambling up a trellis are another good screening option.

Outdoor lighting
In the evening, your front entrance, the garden, and your outdoor living spaces look wonderful with lighting. It can emphasise a feature or hide a blemish. Carefully selected lighting can create a wonderful effect that enhances your outdoor spaces and extends their enjoyment into the evening.

There is a huge range of solar lights available that can achieve a wonderful effect without wiring.

Should you require local real estate assistance, call us on 4628 7444.