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Outdoor Home Remodeling Ideas
When considering home improvement, you want to remember that your outdoor space can be just as important as renovating the inside of the house. One very important benefit to remodeling your exterior space is that it not only beautifies your home, but it also raises the property value. While most focus on the inside of the home for remodeling projects, the exterior is actually the first thing that anyone sees, and it can leave a long-lasting impression. Homes with well-designed and functional outdoor spaces have the advantage in promoting that coveted curb appeal.
There are so many features that are located outside of your home which can be remodeled you may not often consider. From walking paths, to stairways, to your patio tile- the entire outdoor area offers a lot of versatility and customizable options, making outdoor remodeling an essential component of your home renovation plan.
If you need help with remodeling your home’s outdoor space or are struggling to come up with any creative ideas, we have a few concepts you can add to your design strategy.
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Outdoor Kitchen Area
If your family enjoys spending a lot of time outside, you may want to opt for an outdoor kitchen area. This is a truly functional addition that will increase the value of your home. When investing in a major outdoor remodeling project, it is important to weigh the importance and long-term worth of the project due to the amount of investment you are putting in. Just imagine your extended family laughing while the kids run around as you prepare a gourmet meal for everyone. Not only does an outdoor kitchen area provide a change of scenery when cooking, it’s also the perfect place to spend quality time with the family.
There are many ways you could customize the outdoor kitchen, such as adding an accompanying grill or an outdoor stove-top and oven which can add further functionality and opportunities for entertainment to the mix. There are aesthetic updates that can be incorporated into the kitchen as well. For example, you can choose a particular theme such as a cantina or tiki vibe, or something more contemporary like an ocean scene – even if you’re miles from the sea.
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Build A Pizza Oven
A popular trend amongst homeowners today is adding a pizza oven to their outdoor space. This upgrade can add a real wow factor to your home. A huge benefit is that pizza oven sections offer diverse options for customization You can really beautify your patio area to a higher degree by selecting an attractive façade for your pizza oven. We suggest the rustic look of Castle Brick.
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Another valuable addition to your outdoor remodel plan could be a patio bar, a perfect choice for those who like to entertain. Having an outdoor bar is a great way to mingle with your guests without the hassle of transporting everything outside. A wonderful option for the exterior of the bar is 3D Mesh Mount Stack. Available in 15 stocked colors and natural stone options such as marble and travertine, this series offers a beautiful range of shades and textures to choose from. You’re sure to find something that works perfectly with your design aesthetic. Consider adding a dining area to the bar to help provide a more relaxed environment where you and your guests can spend hours laughing and enjoying each other’s company.
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Swimming Pool Area Tile
If you have an existing swimming pool area or are considering installing one in your outdoor space, there are a few factors to take into account. Considering which type of patio tile will stand-up to the outdoor elements and frequent exposure to moisture is key. You don’t want to have to replace portions of tile every season that have cracked or shown a worn surface. This type of unneeded maintenance can quickly become expensive and void any kind of value you’re trying to add to your home.
Another important thing to consider is safety. When any surface gets wet, the area is prone to slips and accidents. To solve this problem, you need a surface that is designed for wet floors. Tile with the R11 Anti-Slip Finish has a rougher surface without changing its appearance, making it ideal for outdoor spaces and applications that are exposed to water and moisture.
Color and design are also very important aspects to consider when selecting the right outdoor tile to complement your home. Salem Grey limestone is an excellent option for a low-maintenance, attractive outdoor tile for a swimming pool patio area. To add some vibrant color and a spark of personality, consider incorporating Cementine Posa into your pool area design as well.
Whether you a planning an outdoor renovation, or something else entirely, please stop into one of our showroom locations to meet with our friendly and knowledgeable tile and stone experts today. Feel free to browse our slab yard or get a look at what your space would look like with our products using our Just Imagine® Visualizer tool. And as always, never hesitate to contact our helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly staff with any questions.