Spending time outside is something that we all like to do during the summer months. While you may have a deck and a few chairs out there, imagine how much more you will want to use this space if you splurge on a couple extra items. The good news is that many of these splurges will increase the value of your home as well.
Here are 7 outdoor items that we recommend splurging on to increase your happiness and the value of your home:
- Construct a Deck or Patio
If you do not already have a deck or patio in your yard, this will be the first thing that you should splurge on. This space can then serve as the space that you use when you want to spend time outdoors with friends and family.
- Build a Fire Pit
There is nothing cozier than sitting around a fire under a dark sky. You can purchase a ready-made fire pit, but we prefer designing and constructing them ourselves. The reason for that is that you can then have a more unique fire pit to show off to those who visit.
- Choose Comfortable Furniture
So many people think that they can just throw a couple of lawn chairs on their new deck and call it a day, but that furniture is not at all comfortable. We recommend that you choose couches and chairs that have cushions, so that you will want to sit and lounge in them for hours each day.
- Build an Outdoor Kitchen
Your outdoor kitchen may look different from everyone else’s, simply because you may want less or more than what other people have. We recommend having at least a grill in your outdoor kitchen, but you can go all out with a sink, dishwasher, cabinets, countertops, refrigerator, and more if you wish.
- Install a Sound System
If you love listening to music when you are sitting outside, installing a surround system is an excellent idea. You can simply install speakers near your deck, or you can place them far out into the trees and yard as well, so that you can listen to music wherever you are.
- Construct a Pergola or Covered Porch
A pergola or covered porch will be the perfect place for you to escape to when the hot sun is shining down during the day, but these areas can also be used later in the day and at night as well. You can even enjoy sitting in your porch when it is raining, because you will be sheltered from the raindrops.
- Add a Water Feature
There is nothing more relaxing than the sound of water, which is why we always recommend adding a water feature to your yard. A water fountain is a great option, but you can think bigger if you wish with a pond filled with fish.
These seven items are worth splurging on, because they will make you much happier when you are outside enjoying them, and they will increase the value of your home.