Whether you are renovating to sell your home now or to add value to your house for selling in the future or just to enjoy entertain in your backyard during summer, there are some improvements that you’d better not miss, especially if you own a house and live in one of the cities in south of Ontario; like Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Oakville, Oshawa and so on.
Outdoor lightening in the patios and sitting areas are significant for showing the beauty of the house and your enjoyment at nights. Many people miss this essential element while spending so much money renovating their house.
Before start lighting, first, consider how you want to use the backyard your house. Low lighting around your sitting area is the most suitable if you want an area for relaxing and having a glass of wine after coming back from work. But if you are a social person and would like to have BBQ party with friends late evenings, then you should light up the whole area with more lamps.
Proper lightening also makes the backyard more attractive to your prospect home buyers when selling your home. This is an important item you should consider when you decide to sell your home in Ontario, because outdoor enjoyment, especially during summer, is an important factor for Ontarian home buyers.
Nothing is worse than designing an ideal patio that is incapable of decoration and using items such as speakers, fridge, TV, small cooler if you forget to set up proper wiring for electricity around the area.
Also make sure to install some power outlets are other uses like Christmas and holiday decorations or just to plug-in your laptop.
If there is no sun, you cannot sunbathe. Pay attention to the direction of the sun’s path and shadows during a whole day. Direction of sunlight and shadows caused by trees and buildings close-by is one of the most relevant components to remember when developing an outdoor seating area.
4.Storage for outdoor furniture
Ontario has a long winter season. During winter all outdoor furniture and other outdoor things that are used during summer should be stored in a suitable storage that should be thought and predicted during the renovation. Without building proper storage space for outdoor and patio furniture you are going to have a big issue on where to store them all in winter season.
There are many waterproof storages available in the market that are nicely designed to match your patio decorations. Use any of does or make your own custom designed.
Consider your necessary storage spaces in the layout of your backyard. When an outdoor kitchen is added, allow plenty of room for outdoor cabinets or build a customized closet that fits perfectly to your side.
Don’t forget, all cities in Ontario, like Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Brampton, Mississauga, Burlington, Ajax, etc. have very cold and severe winder season with lots of snow. Your outdoor storage areas should be suitable such a cold and snowy weather.
Here is a terrible secret: Your courtyard is out. When it rains, the rain tends to cause devastation. You will not only discover yourself interacting with a potential risk when the rain penetrates to your house foundation.
If your patio has roof don’t forget to install suitable gutters to drain water to the sewer system away from the foundation. The slope of the roof in the patio should also be enough to discharge all the water to the gutters.
Do you plan to have outdoor parties for large groups of people? Well, you might have trouble with your neighbor if you have not considered enough distance from your neighbor’s backyard. Perhaps your neighbor is the one that holds the ultra-loud parties alternatively and you are not comfortable with it.
Think about constructing your outdoor space on the opposite side, so that you can avoid any conflict with your neighbor.
You may not have many choices in a small backyard, of course. Be smart about your building to bring privacy and noise reduction. Usually ideas like vertical gardens, trees, fences and small pond with water fountain can reduce the noise and improve privacy.
Add trellises, on which lovely climbers can develop, such as clematis. It has a double advantage: privacy and fashion.
The addition of services such as Barbecue gas lines and wet bar drainage pipes can be a challenge. However, assembly during building is much simpler.
Think before you begin building about their place. Even if you’re not now constructing a kitchen, maybe you want to go afterward, so you can readily access the required facilities.
Your patio certainly gives you a wonderful perspective of the summer season. But what are you going to stare when winter comes?
For us living in Ontario, our outdoor patio is not useable for more than half the year. However, it is right in front of us and we are looking at it throughout the year. What we usually see is furniture covered to protect from rain and snow.
To save your sight, choose ornamental outdoor furniture (which, of course, is water-resistant), panoramic cliffs and all-weather designs to concentrate your attention on more exciting views, as you look through the window all day long.
Focus on improving the overall visual appeal of your outdoor space. Your garden is often the first thing buyers see, so first impressions are important to buy or sell home.
Will you make a magnificent green area of your front yard? Take into account sprinkler systems in the ground. And water tubes could make this fantasy a truth if someone dreams about a water feature. You can layout around the vacant area, keeping everything your potential brain is making unimpeded.
So, prior to buy a home in Ontario or sell your home in Ontario, consider these items and improve and upgrade your home more stylishly.