What to Know About Extending Your Living Space

Did you know that you can increase the value of your home by extending your living space? If you have always wanted a courtyard, outdoor kitchen, or patio in Nashville , Custom Hardscapes is the company to call. Keep these things in mind as you consider extending your living space.

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Take Stock of Your Home

What is the architectural style or color scheme of your home? We recommend using a similar style for your outdoor living space extension, as this makes the extension feel and look more coherent with the rest of your home. You can even carry on the design of your homes interior by choosing complimentary outdoor materials. Even if you use discreet colors in your new living space, you can still liven up the area with plants and accessories.

Assess the Layout of Your Yard

Measure your yard and take notice of hills, slopes, trees, and plants so that your patio can compliment these features. If you plan to entertain in your outdoor living space, pay attention to where the sun is during different times of the day before designing the living area.

Consider Outdoor Amenities

Build a fire pit, barbeque pit, outdoor pizza oven, or outdoor gas stove so that you can enjoy cooking outdoors while entertaining guests in your new living space. Build an outdoor kitchen with a granite countertop to minimize trips back inside during meals.

Add Finishing Touches

Lighting and plants go a long way to creating the ideal atmosphere. Place lights in the trees, on the pathways, or in a nook to create a charming look in your new space. Plants serve as colorful accents to your living space, and can be changed out easily if you want to modify the area. Add an insect repellent lantern or candle to ensure that bugs do not become a nuisance when you’re enjoying your new space.

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