Your home is your sanctuary and the place where you spend most of your time. Shouldn’t it be an oasis and gathering spot for entertaining your family and friends? Here are four tips to upgrade your backyard to take your home to the next level.

Outdoor Dining Area

Whether it’s relocating the family dinner outside on a pleasant evening, entertaining work associates or clients, or even grilling hot dogs for the neighborhood kids, a functional outdoor dining area greatly expands your options. This doesn’t have to be limited to entertaining large groups of people. Consider staying home for date night with a romantic outdoor dinner under the stars and twinkling lights.

Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen is the perfect partner to an outdoor dining area. Forget the hassle of cooking inside and transporting the food outside. Easily cook, grill or bake right next to your guests. Some outdoor kitchens include a grilling island, a full bar, pizza oven and even a dishwasher. You’ll never want to cook inside again once you experience the freedom of outdoor cooking and dining.

Outdoor Living Room

Spacious outdoor living spaces make for great areas to host events for family and friends. Few things tie a group of people together better than a television, fireplace

or fire pit; all of which are available in a contemporary outdoor living space. Have a movie night or host a sports viewing party with an outdoor entertainment system. You could even take the viewing experience further by featuring a projection screen instead of a normal TV. What get together is complete without refreshments? Get lively by offering guests drinks from an outdoor refrigerator or even a full bar.

Water and Sports Area

Of course you can never go wrong with a pool, but there are many other decorative water options available as well. Popular options include waterfalls, fountain statues, water walls and miniature fishponds. Sports enthusiasts may want to consider also featuring a basketball hoop, putting green, volleyball net or tennis area in their backyard sanctuary.

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Looking for help financing your outdoor upgrade? Ed Currie and his team are here to help. Whether it’s discussing loan options and rates or help to structure the loan, they’ll make sure you get the loan fits your needs and your budget. For more information, schedule an appointment with construction loan expert Ed Currie today or call us at 847-214-2404. Check us out on FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest or Instagram for our latest tips and updates!

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