If you’re thinking of renovating your home and want to reinvigorate your space without overcapitalising—here are some of our most trusted tips and advice on ways to elevate your home’s facade, improve its functionality and create outdoor areas that will undoubtedly add value to your home
Outdoor projects are among the best investments you can make in your home to improve its resale value, which is why most homeowners are able to get around a 75% return on investment with a high quality, professionally screened outdoor entertaining area. If you have an existing verandah or patio; you can have this completely enclosed using outdoor screens that are retractable and very easy to use in order to create a more utilisable area of your home. Often weather conditions and insects can disrupt your outdoor time—but enclosing your existing outdoor area with outdoor screens means you can freely use this space all year round without the inconveniences that comes with dining or entertaining outdoors. Essentially, enclosing your outdoor area is the cheapest way you can extend your home. Having this outdoor area, creates more privacy for your home and undoubtedly will give your home that competitive edge if you decide to sell. High quality screens if installed correctly, will last for many years to come as they have a sturdy and weatherproof design. This is an outdoor investment that requires a reasonable upfront cost, but has a proven ROI and is extremely low maintenance.
Outdoor patio cover
If you don’t already have an outdoor patio cover, consider adding this to your home; as it will provide your household years of enjoyment and will offer you a great ROI when you decide to sell. There is a reason why real estate agents place an emphasis on the outdoor area of your home when trying to sell—as particularly in South East Queensland, home owners adore capitalising on outdoor living. As far as home improvements go, a patio cover is an affordable project that can transform your home by adding an indoor, outdoor area allowing you to enjoy the benefits of ‘outdoor’ living that Australia is renowned for. A patio cover can provide a shady haven for you to relax in, the ideal place to enjoy meals alfresco, and a UV ray free play area for children. Screening in your outdoor patio, will take its functionality and visual appeal to the next level; as this will immediately become more like an extension of your home rather than your typical outdoor space.
Once you have screened in your outdoor area, the freedom to create more utilisable and luxurious outdoor spaces expands immensely for homeowners. Screening in your outdoor kitchen can do a lot to make your outdoor kitchen feel like an extension of your home. Since outdoor kitchens continue to grow in popularity Australia wide, outdoor screens are now available in a large variety of designs and can be fully customised to suit whatever vision you have in mind for your space. Screening in your outdoor kitchen can help protect your family and your home from harmful UV rays, pesky mosquitoes, bees, wasps, possums and many more unwelcome critters from entering your space unannounced. It’s a given that anything covered or enclosed, including an outdoor kitchen, is far easier to maintain and will stay in better condition for longer. This is why enclosing your outdoor kitchen is the ideal investment.
Tip: Be sure to work with a licensed contractor to help you create a design that keeps your prep and eating spaces covered, while leaving your cooking area in an open environment. Professional screen installers will assist you with all the necessary safety advice prior to actioning your vision for your outdoor kitchen.
For all your outdoor screens and outdoor blinds requirements, Phantom Screens is a trusted Queensland based screen supplier and installer—who understands the South East Queensland weather conditions in an in-depth way due to years of industry experience. Fore more information and expert advice relevant to your vision for your outdoor area, contact Phantom Screens today.