From Engineering on April 30, 2008 in General
We typically plan improvements to our homes according to our needs and lifestyle. But while you’re at it, why not make you home stand out a bit from the rest of the neighborhood? Your neighbors’ opinions really aren’t that important, but it does feel kind of good to do something that is really impressive. Just five such projects are discussed below.
The outdoor kitchen.
Have you ever been in your yard on a Saturday evening and smelled the luring aroma of someone’s backyard barbeque wafting over the summer breeze? Well, just imagine the smells of sizzling steak, smoked salmon, and baked beans permeating out of your yard this summer. Add in the sounds of music and happy guests and your neighbors will be yearning to join you. Outdoor kitchens are the latest craze, and can be even more elaborate than standard kitchens.
The backyard oasis.
Just picture a tropical resort complete with deep-blue pools, cascading waterfalls, a pool-side bar, and lush surroundings. Unless you can afford to spend your life traveling, why not create your own utopia just outside your back door? There are many beautiful natural appearing pools and water features available that will make your backyard the place to be. One such product is the massaging spa; what better way to unwind after a hard day’s work?
An awe-inspiring garage door.
Garage doors have come a long way from the standard wood panel that raised with a manual drawstring. A great way to accessorize a custom home or to dress up an otherwise plain home, check out these amazing wood doors with iron accents.
A terraced courtyard.
Just the term “courtyard” conjures up visions of romantic pillars, stone pathways, delicate grape vines, and a cozy swing for two. You can create yours exactly as you picture it. There are some wonderful, low-maintenance tiles and pavers that ensure maximum enjoyment.
One of the most nostalgic features on historical homes are the wood-framed windows. Despite their visual appeal, they fail miserably when it comes to energy efficiency. Whether your home is historical, or just needs new windows, there are some impressive new designs that will really add an unusual and unique touch to your home.
Your home is your “castle,” and should be one with the comfort and appearance that you have a sense of pride in. As it is the place you spend a large portion of your life, why not make it a little luxurious? Request free-estimates from certified contractors today to add that special touch to your home.