VIDEO: Ken's Tips to Create Inspired Outdoor Areas

Home Improvement

In this episode of Home Trends with Ken, I offer my 3 Top Tips for creating an inspired outdoor space that will add value to your home. Watch the video by clicking on the link below. 

Create an Inspired Outdoor Space by Ken Trotter

A synopsis of the tips is also included below.

A functional and stylish outdoor space will enhance your day-to-day living and is something that today’s buyers really expect in a property.  While possibilities are endless, the following 3 Tips will help you create a great outdoor space whether you have a small balcony or ample back yard.   

First, address core problems such as noise, privacy, and heat or sun exposure.  For example a small water feature can create ambient sound to deflect street noise. A carefully placed plant or trellis can add privacy, and umbrellas or awnings will give you shade from the sun while adding style.  

Second, add functionality by creating three core areas such as a lounge area, a gardening area, and a dining area.  Even a decent sized balcony should be able to accommodate these functions, although on a smaller scale.     

Third, keep the style of the outdoor space consistent with the style of the house to maximize the overall effect by creating a cohesive indoor and outdoor living arrangement.

If you follow these tips, you'll have a great place to relax on your own or entertain family and friends.  You’ll also be creating a space that will appeal to today’s buyer.

If you need a referral to a gardner or landscape architect to assist with your plans, please let me know.  Now let's get outdoors and get inspired!

To see other episodes of Home Trends with Ken, a web series designed to help you create a home you love while adding value for when you decide to sell, check out Ken's YouTube Page ("Ken Trotter") or check back here from time to time.