2x Your Home’s Aesthetics With These Exterior Builds

2x Your Home’s Aesthetics With These Exterior Builds
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    Your home exterior is the first thing visitors notice and form an opinion about your lifestyle.

    Is your home exterior giving the right message?

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If you feel that your property’s exterior could have been presented in a better light but don’t know how, this article is for you.

Further, if you are planning to sell your property, these exterior upgrades can 2x your profit after factoring in overheads. Read on to know how.

Build a Retaining Wall

A retaining wall is a perfect way to hold back tons of soil, eliminate precarious slopes and level your landscape to bring order and functionality to your outdoor space. Retaining walls not only solve multiple problems but also render sculptural charm to your landscape. The choice of material for your retaining wall may vary according to your lifestyle preference and budget.

 

Some of the popular materials for erecting a retaining wall are timber, concrete and mortared stone. But if you want your wall to stand out, limestone is also an option. Limestone retaining wall is an emerging trend in homes across the world because of its easy availability and low maintenance.

As long as you lay the Pile foundation strong and tight, and ensure proper drainage around it, your retaining wall can last decades. While building a retaining wall can be an interesting DIY activity, if it’s going to be taller than 4 feet, the job is usually best left to an expert.

Permeable Paver Driveway

Asphalt and concrete driveways have become mainstream across residential and commercial properties. If you want to set your home class apart while making sure people notice the difference from a distance, then a permeable paver driveway is your best bet.

Permeable pavers let the water seep down into the ground through the gaps between them and prevent run-off during heavy rainfall. This is a valuable addition to any property which also enhances overall aesthetics.

Permeable driveways are installed over a bed of crushed stones which relays the water into the soil slowly and gently, keeping your driveways nice and dry during the wet season.

Spruce Up Your Patio

A patio is where you can unwind after a long day at work or entertain guests beside the barbecue. To add to it, you can build a pergola with angle braces at each corner, which is further secured with heavy-duty bolts and adhesive.

With a properly fastened timber frame built on a strong footing that goes deep into the ground, your pergola should be able to withstand harsh environmental conditions, especially storms and heavy rainfall. In case the wind changes direction and the sun comes out, a well-insulated roof on your pergola will keep the heat at bay.

 

Alfresco Area

An Alfresco Area is a perfect outdoor extension that combines the homely comfort with the beauty of nature to create a myriad of possibilities to use your outdoor space. On top of it, you could use aluminium or timber louvres in order to regulate the amount of natural light and fresh air or to simply catch a glimpse of the stars while dining with your loved ones.

If you love cooking for the family and guests, why not transform your alfresco area into a cooking and dining space? You can set up a grill or barbecue in the corner where ventilation is not an issue, and cook what you cook best while having a chit chat.

Decorate All You Want

Decorate your outdoor space like you would decorate your interiors. Exterior-grade lighting is the perfect way to start with – you don’t want your beautiful outdoor space to get lost in the dark, do you?

other valuable tips:

Floodlights can be a great option if you are after functionality, but when it comes to aesthetics, nothing beats the charm of string lights and wall sconces. To create a leisure oasis in your outdoors, hang a bamboo swing chair with cushions and a dangling pendant light for night-time reading or to enjoy your ‘me time’ in a cozy setting.

A perfect outdoor space is a manifestation of comfort and style. The above-mentioned features can add character and functionality to your home exteriors while increasing its overall value. If you know someone who could use these tips to turn their dream outdoor space into reality, feel free to share this post with them.

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