When it comes to updating your home, your mind probably instantly goes to the interior. Kitchens, bathrooms, master suites: these are the areas in a home that often get the most tender love and care. These areas in your house also tend to cost a pretty penny to upgrade. But what if we told you there is a low-investment high-value area of your home that you’re likely neglecting? Your outdoor living space.

Reasons to Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space

Add to the useful space of your home

When you purchased your home, you probably paid close attention to the square footage. You probably focused on the size of your kitchen, living room, and bedrooms. It’s possible you even dreamed up ways to maximize the space in these rooms. But one simple way to increase the amount of useful space in your home is to create a beautiful home addition by adding outdoor living space.

You may keep your lawn in tip-top shape. And you might show off your green thumb with a beautiful garden. But when was the last time you sat and enjoyed these areas of your home? Create an inviting living area outside so you can enjoy more space within your home. This simple and often times inexpensive upgrade can help you feel like you’ve extended the square footage of your home.

Spend more time outside throughout the year

By creating an inviting exterior home addition, you might find more reasons to spend time outside throughout the year. Host outdoor gatherings any time of year by simply adding fans, Adirondack chairs, and a fireplace to your beautiful outdoor living room. Consider the climate of your area and make design decisions accordingly.

Soak in some much-needed vitamin D, inhale more fresh air, and enjoy your landscaping.

Entertain more

Everyone loves a good old outdoor gathering, especially at a time of year when they’re traditionally cooped up. Invite your friends over for hot chocolate by the fireplace or a fun cookout to close out the summer. There’s something about an outdoor gathering that takes the pressure off which in turn allows you to spend more time with people you love.

Increase the value of your home

You might think your home is already valuable enough. But by simply adding to and improving your outdoor space you can increase your home’s value. Outdoor living spaces add to the desirability of a home, particularly among young families. When you upgrade your outdoor living space, you might be providing an important deciding factor when it comes to buyers. Many buyers have “great outdoor space” on their list of must-haves!

We are Meridian Design Build, Ltd. a Charlotte construction company that provides every client with comprehensive, timeless results with an unwavering commitment to quality, character, and integrity. Ready to start a project? Schedule a consultation.