Homeowners are jumping on a trend to help them enjoy their home even more: Outdoor decks and kitchens! All across the United States homeowners are spending more time outside relaxing and entertaining. Plus, with the great Colorado weather in many areas, you can spend much time outdoors. Learn creative ways to increase your home value and create the perfect outdoor space with these tips!
- Outdoor Kitchen: Outdoor kitchens are a great way to entertain and have another space to relax with family. In the past, you may have had a grill on your back deck. Today, homeowners are stepping it up. Not only are they putting large grills out back, they are also adding in sinks, small under counter refrigerators, cabinets and even dishwashers. Then for entertaining, a bar is added for both prep and serving. So essentially, you could cook an entire meal and not even leave your deck. Most that choose this route put an outdoor kitchenette underneath an awning or shelter to protect it from the elements. This type of environment saves time from going in and out side which can save on energy bills from leaving doors open and letting air go in and out. There are a few other things to consider which you can find in This Old House’s “Read This Before You Put In an Outdoor Kitchen.” Also, if you choose to put in an outdoor kitchen, be sure your backyard is secure to avoid theft.
- Large Decks: When it comes to the latest in backyards, many homeowners are increasing their deck size. They are taking it to the next level, literally. Many choose to create multitier decks to have different spaces for entertaining and relaxing. Adding these different elements can create separate spaces to cook, entertain, relax, etc. Plus, by extending a yard with a deck and hardscaping, which may remove some of the grass in your backyard. This will cut down on your lawn maintenance routine (and leave you more time to relax!)
- Comfortable Furniture and Fire Pits: Gone are the days of having a few plastic or metal chairs on the deck. Homeowners are choosing to buy comfortable furniture to treat themselves and guests. You can purchase weatherproof outdoor couches, sectionals, chairs, chaises and more. This loungewear is great for those cool summer nights to read a book or have a glass of wine with friends. You can purchase storage bins to store blankets in your outdoor space if it does get too cool. You can also invest in a fire pit. Whether you want to make s’mores or just enjoy the outdoors during the evening and nights, it is the perfect add anywhere in your backyard or deck.
For the perfect deck, contact Ridgeline Design and Build! We can add the perfect deck of your home that will add value. No matter what renovation you would like to complete for your deck, we can help. Learn more about our deck services
and call us at 303-346-6100 to get started.