There are many ways you can enhance your home’s outdoor area to increase the aesthetic appeal and perhaps even the value of the property, but like any refurbishment project, it all comes down to available budget. In this Concept Concrete blog, we will explore a few ideas of how you can enhance your outdoor space without breaking the bank.
- Swimming Pool – Living in our climate, the top of many homeowners wish list is a below ground swimming pool but as such installations are generally fairly expensive, we have to look at other options. One such option is purchasing an above ground swimming pool providing you have the available space. Although you won’t be training for the next Olympics in it, it still offers a relaxing, alternative outdoor space where you can relax with friends, read a book and have a few drinks. One advantage of these above ground or tub design swimming pools over the traditional pools is that they can be heated relatively quickly so can offer the ‘hot tub’ experience in the cooler winter months.
- BBQ Patio – The good old Aussie favourite, the BBQ space, is a mainstay in many homes but if your current set up is looking a bit tired, it doesn’t cost the earth to rip it out and start again. There are a multitude of options for this (for most people) “must have” area including choice/colour of slab work, awning if required and of course an absolute plethora of different garden furniture to choose from. If you ever decide to put your property on the market, a thoughtfully designed, purpose-built BBQ area in the backyard is a sure-fire way to get the thumbs up from potential buyers.
- Landscaped Front Garden – First impressions are everything, especially when your home is on the market, but a well-designed landscaped front garden is a great, cost effective way to improve the curb appeal of your home regardless of whether you are moving or staying put. One of the most appealing things about this idea is that you can do it yourself providing you are fit enough. Simply find some design tips from experts online, select the right plants, set a budget and away you go. To compliment your newly designed garden you might want to consider revamping your existing concrete driveway, although this is not really the type of project that is within the realms of a DIY novice, getting the professionals in certainly won’t break the bank.
So, there you have it, three great ideas of how you can rejuvenate your home’s outdoor space on a relatively small budget. If you have any questions, particularly about landscaping, driveways or any other concrete installations please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Concept Concrete. We have a team of multidisciplined tradesmen who can help bring your exterior ideas to life. For more details on what we can do for your home please call us FREE on 1300 366 343.