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5 Outdoor Projects for a Beautiful and Fun Homecation Space

Written By: Cristina Miguelez
Thursday, May 21, 2020

There are numerous projects that you can do to add some fun and recreation to your yard. The following 5 projects can help you maximize your space, improve your property, and increase your enjoyment of your space with the good weather.

Patio: Affordable and Versatile

When you think about your outdoor living area, your patio should be home base. Patios are one of the most versatile things to add to your yard in terms of enjoyment and use, as well as >

Your patio can be covered or open, have a fire pit or fireplace for gathering around in the evenings, host a grill and table, or be the base for a pool deck. You can even add bigger projects to the patio itself, like a hot tub, pergola, or outdoor kitchen. Basically, adding a patio adds a blank slate to your yard that can give you endless ways to customize it to your needs. Start with leveling and adding some pavers, then add furniture, lights, and a gathering place such as a fire pit or picnic table to start using the area right away.nbsp;

Project cost: Most homeowners spend around 4,000 for a living room-sized patio of 12 x 18 feet made of stamped pavers.

Pool: Perfect for Kids and Hot Climates

If youre planning on staying home all summer, a swimming pool may be a good investment. Pools can be tricky, as a large, inground pool needs a lot of space while an above ground pool doesnt add a lot to your homes value.nbsp;

However, any pool can add a great way to cool off on a hot summers day, and can give you a way to >

Project cost: The cost of building a pool varies greatly depending on the type of pool you choose. Above-ground inflatable pools start at 200, while you would pay around 20,000 for a plunge pool and 29,000 for an endless pool.nbsp;nbsp;

Court: for Sports Lovers

If youre a sports-minded family and you want to use your yard to play regularly, consider adding a sports court to your yard. Many basketball court materials can be used to create a more generic sports court - you can install hoops for a true basketball court, or put up a volleyball net or other game materials to get more use out of the space.nbsp;

Sports courts dont require landscaping or a lot of maintenance, which can be attractive for homeowners that want to use their space, but dont want to spend a lot of time watering, fertilizing, and caring for it in the long term.nbsp;

Project cost: Installing a full-sized basketball court costs around 30,000. For a more affordable option, you can have a half-court over concrete for 15,000.

Deck: for Enjoyment and Increased Home Value

Decks are a great addition to any home. Decks give you a place to >

Think about what things you would do on the deck before building to get the most out of the project. A deck built for entertaining might include a gas fire pit, built in benches, and a bar, while a deck made for the family might include a table, shade, and some built in swings underneath.nbsp;

Project cost: Homeowners usually spend 17,200 to 19,000 for a 16 x 20 composite deck.

Front Porch: for Trendy Curb Appealnbsp;

One of the biggest trends of the last few years has been the farmhouse. The modern farmhouse has commanded great prices at time of resale and has everyone clamoring for one. One of the things that every farmhouse needs and that helps make the >

Project cost: Homeowners spend around 21,440 to build a porch.

Enhance Your Home and Your Enjoyment this Season

These outdoor projects will not only increase your propertys appearance and value, theyll also increase your enjoyment in being at home. Whatever your familys idea of a good time is, its possible to add things to your home that can help you achieve your goals. Consider tackling one of these 5 projects and get more from your homecation.nbsp;

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