An outdoor living space helps to extend your home. An outdoor room doesn’t have to be costly. The size of your outdoor environment also doesn’t matter. Whether the exterior of your home is narrow or wide, there’s always a way to invest in home improvement. All you have to do is assess precisely how much space you have to play around with, and the rest is simple. Keep reading to learn some tips about how you can create an outdoor room without breaking your bank.
1) Start on Flat Ground
Your outdoor living space should always settle on level ground. If you don’t already own a balcony, deck, or patio, then find an area that looks flat. If the space that you’re working with is relatively small, what you can do is cover your grass with weed barrier fabric to start a base for your outdoor living space.
If space is more extensive, what you can do is dig up your lawn, use a roller to flatten the surface, and make sure that it’s level. Then, add landscape fabric to stop new weeds from popping up.
2) Add a Floor
Just like with the interior of your home, a floor is essential for an outdoor living space or room as well. Gravel is a popular choice because it’s very affordable. Natural materials such as stone pavers match easily with outside elements. Decomposed granite is an alternative to gravel because of its stability. Granite is also cost-effective, just a little more expensive than gravel.
3) Add Walls to Your Outdoor Room
Adding walls to an outdoor living space will make you feel right at home. Retaining walls are trendy when it comes to outdoor living spaces as well as balcony railings and hedges. These all add to the visual aesthetics of an outdoor room and suggest that there is a wall there.
If you have no options of enhancing your outdoor room vertically, what you can do is utilize a garden bed at the edge of the outdoor living space and plant shrubs to create what can be called a low wall effect.
4) Add A Ceiling to Your Outdoor Living Space
Another option is to add a ceiling that doesn’t block the view of the sun. A roof can overhang your outdoor room, or you can add a trellis or pergola to create a sense of security.
5) Add Furniture
Your outdoor furniture doesn’t have to be uber expensive; it just has to be comfortable and lightweight. If you ever need to transport or store your outdoor furniture, you want to make sure that this is easy to do. An affordable example is foldable bamboo benches.
Trenton Block and Hardscape Supply Is an Expert In The Outdoor Construction Industry
At Trenton Block & Hardscape Supply, we have 21/2 acres of high-quality hardscaping materials at each of our respective locations. Our experienced team members will help you make sense of all these materials by adding more shape and form to your design ideas. We help you see the possibilities with our extensive design knowledge.
Three convenient locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware mean that you’re never too far away from accessing our expertise, artistry, and equipment. Come visit our display areas at all three locations for help making your vision a reality with our comprehensive variety of materials and tools. Contact us at one of our locations and follow us on Facebook.