How To Improve the Outside of Your Home: 3 Ideas For Enhanced Living

How To Improve the Outside of Your Home: 3 Ideas For Enhanced Living

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What does the outside of your house and its grounds say about you? If you've already worked on the interior of your home to maximize your comfort and creative expression, maybe it's time to turn your attention to the neglected exterior. From commercial fencing to deck extensions, there are a variety of ways to "renovate" your yard. For those who are also interested in jacking up the value of your home, consider these three potential improvements:

Patio or Deck
There is nothing like eating al fresco, hosting a garden party, or tanning in your own backyard. You could always do these actives on the lawn, but having a deck or a patio makes it much easier, more welcoming, and enjoyable. Outdoor furniture won't sink into your deck or patio, which will last as long as your house does. In fact, about 40 million decks in the U.S. are over 20 years old. Its a great investment, too-- you can expect returns of 87% on your original investment from a wooden deck addition project.

Landscaping 
The exterior of your home is just as important as the interior when it comes to impressions and attractiveness. Cultivating a vegetable or flower garden in your front or backyard is a great way to add color and dimension to the landscape of your home. And there's the added bonus of fresh flowers and food. You can also try hiring a landscape designer to add botanical variety and shade trees to your yard.

Fencing
With a variety of fence styles available as options, opting for new fences or gates can be a great way to beautify your home. It is also a good way to protect it, not just from vandals or burglars, but from pests like deer, which are liable to destroy the landscaping or gardening you worked so hard on. Increased privacy from prying eyes is another added bonus. Not to mention the fact that something like a classy looking aluminum fence will improve the curb appeal of a home, while offering a return investment of about 65%. Investing in commercial fencing and commercial gates can save you money and time in protecting your home.

There is no losing when you add fencing, a deck or landscaping to your property -- it's an investment in your present and future!

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Brett Crouse