Outdoor Renovations to Make Your Home Stand Out

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Hello darlings!

From luscious gardens to rooftop terraces, the outsides of our homes rarely receive renovations. This is usually because they’re a lot of work. At the end of the day, we spend most of our time indoors. We cook meals in the kitchen, lounge in the living room, wash in the bathroom then sleep in the bedroom. We don’t have much time for the outdoors, so it somewhat makes sense not to invest time, money or effort into renovating the outside of our home. Unfortunately, we can’t really say the same when our families are knocking at our door or we have guests coming in the near future.

If you want to avoid the embarrassment of a rough looking exterior, here are a couple of ways to improve your house from the outside. Most of these ideas will require some kind of contractor or extensive DIY knowledge, so attempt them at your own risk.


A unique roof over your head

If there’s one renovation you invest in, make it a roof one. Not only does your roof stand out because it can be seen from down the road, it’s also one of the most important renovations for practical reasons as well. It keeps the rain from coming into your house, it protects you from the weather, and it also keeps rodents and pests out. If you’re going to do a roof replacement or refurbishment, then get something sturdy that will last you a long time. Contact services such as Alltek Roofing and ask for quotes. This isn’t the type of project you want to do on your own because it requires a lot of knowledge and materials, both of which you probably lack.

Seasonal garden furniture

Weatherproof furniture is all the rage due to how comfortable it is and how much it improves the look of your outdoor areas. From your garden to your front porch, invest in some outdoor furniture for each season. This will give you and your guests a lot more comfort when you’re having an event, such as a barbeque or a garden party, and it also gives you a relaxing place to lounge that isn’t indoors. Most garden furniture sets include a coffee table or side table, several chairs and perhaps even a deck chair. What you invest in is ultimately up to you, but try your best to avoid horrible-looking plastic furniture.

Garden transformations

As mentioned previously, garden furniture can seriously improve the look of your outdoor areas. However, if you want to stand out even more, a total garden overhaul is going to be required. Gardeners are very helpful for this kind of job as they have expert knowledge in seasonal plants, landscaping and other skills that will help you create a fantastic garden. In addition to buffing up the garden and making it look more acceptable, you can also play with it and turn it into a social gathering spot, install an outdoor kitchen range for summer parties, or even invest in a swimming pool if you have the space and money. These are all fantastic ways to make your garden stand out, but understandable, not everyone will have the time or money to afford them.


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28 comments

  1. Great inputs on gardening. I believe a swing can add a bit of bohemian in a house too. Would you agree ?

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    1. Yes I'd love to incorporate one for my kid! Great suggestion!

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  2. I totally agree that some TLC to the outdoors to your home can make all the difference. It really adds to a home's beauty when the outside is cared for.

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  3. I need to do more around the house. Right now it looks rather sad. One day I shall! I wish I could grow stuff, but I tend to kill plants.

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  4. I definitely see myself relaxing a nice, warm afternoon with some tea and a book on a place like this.

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  5. I love a nice outdoor area. I will be getting more into gardening at our next home! So excited :)

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  6. There's nothing better than an outdoor area spruce-up. It's definitely worth all of the time and effort when you step out in to a newly transformed place. These are great ideas. :)

    Christie's Take on Life. xx

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  7. I am curious as to your view of weatherproof furniture. I know that when I have had some that they claim is weather proof that it ends up not being as weather proof as they claim.

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    1. Where I live the weather tends to be either pretty cold or pretty hot. At these extremes I wouldn't totally trust a weatherproof material and I would cover it up when it's not in use. Also the maintenance is very important regardless of weatherproof or not. They all need some love. A non-weather proof piece of furniture on the other hand would need a lot more special type of maintenance and would cost more. Plus you'd probably need to store it inside just to be sure. In conclusion, nothing is 100% weather proof, not even plastic and you don't want to go there, but some are 80% which is very decent and saves a lot of work. Hope that helps!

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  8. So many lovely ideas here! I really wish I had an outdoor space, I would spend all the warm days relaxing & gardening out there :)

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  9. Great ideas for the outdoor space. I have a huge balcony so I was hoping to make it more home-y

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  10. A roof is definitely the one I would go for renovating, especially with the monsoons arriving soon here in goa. These are some really nice and useful ideas.

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    1. I've never lived in a monsoon area but I get what you are saying about the roof!

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  11. Soon when we have finished our home construction, we will give focus on upgrading our little backyard for gardening. Am excited!

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    1. ShAre your progress in the blog please!

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  12. Oh i'd love to have a garden too. I will be saving your link so I can check out again for my garden project.

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  13. These are some great tips. I would love to turn my backyard into a social gathering.

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  14. I love outdoors, however when we visit our uncle at his farm it's only then when we can have fun like outdoors cooking and lunch and more stuff! You have shared some amazing tips here need to make the changes there :D

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    1. I'd love to be able to visit a farm and have fun!

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