There are many reasons to make upgrades to a home. Some homeowners make changes to meet family needs, some do it to improve the enjoyment of the house, and some do it with an eye to improving the property value with the idea of selling down the line. Whatever the reason, there are lots of great ideas that can make a place look better and make it more enjoyable for everyone living there. Let’s take a look at the most popular home improvement projects for 2021.
Patios - Functional and Eye-Catching
Patios are one of the most popular home improvement projects in Australia today. They serve several functions - they provide shade and protection from the sun; they are ideal for using day and night if lighting and a fan is installed in the roof. There are many different styles to choose from and the right one can really enhance an outdoor area, turning it into an outdoor entertainment oasis.
Pavilions - Style and Value
For homeowners that want to take the improvement of an outdoor space a step further, a pavilion can add significantly to a home’s value and the enjoyment. A pavilion is usually an open structure, able to be built attached or detached from the frame of a house. They range from simple posts to intricate designs. The only limits are the imagination of the contractor.
Decks – Use and Appeal
Adding a deck to a home – BIG or small, can change its whole look and enhance the enjoyment of an outdoor space massively. A tiled or cement flooring is ok, but a professionally built wooden deck can be a focal point and an extension of the living space to the outdoors. They are an ideal place to entertain and spend time with family and friends. It is perfect to get a deck and add a pavilion or patio at the same time. This allows the homeowner to create an outdoor zone with a common theme that complements the home and increases its value BIG time.
Outdoor Blinds - Shade and Privacy
You know what completes an outdoor zone? …Outdoor blinds. While a new deck and pavilion/patio are amazing to have, they can’t completely protect from the heat of the sun, but adding outdoor blinds can definitely do that. These beauties add extra shade and also help to improve privacy - even when neighbours are friends there are still times when we want to enjoy a secluded gathering with family and friends. Furthermore, outdoor blinds are a nice complementary piece that can create a finishing touch to any outdoor space.
Landscaping – Complete the look
Creating a perfect outdoor zone is all about the finishing touches and a nice patio or deck isn’t complete without the landscaping that adds to the overall effect. A landscaping project can be simple or complex with ponds and fountains. It really depends on the imagination and wishes of the homeowner. Just remember, landscaping won’t add significant value to a home - it’s more about making an outdoor space enjoyable. With people spending more time entertaining at home than ever before, we see these as the most popular home improvement projects for 2021.
If you’re wishing to get a FREE quote for a top quality patio, pavilion, deck, or outdoor blinds, call In Style Patios and Decks on 0436 007 776. One of our design consultants can work with you and create the perfect oasis at your property.