Aerial view of an outdoors, backyard pool

As winter drags on, it can be wonderful to think about how you plan on spending your days. Many people will begin to think about the perfect summer home. Others might decide that they want to purchase a new home, or plan an exotic vacation. However, you might consider instead ways to improve the home you have!  While it’s hard to beat a fun summer trip, sometimes changing things up in your home can be even better.  Here are a few ideas to consider

1. Modern Garage Doors

While not the first thing you might think of when looking to upgrade your home, sometimes a new garage door can make a huge difference.  Moving from something loud, clunky and often slow, to something sleek, quiet, and windowed can change a lot about your garage.  Changing up something as simple as a garage door can remake your house’s vibe into something excellent.

2. Gazebos

If you need a place to sit back, relax, and watch the world go by, consider building a family gazebo in your backyard. Gazebos are great places to make memories with your children and family. You can relax, read a book, or have a cup of coffee while the children play in the yard. It It can also be nice for hosting gatherings, parties or just enjoying the nice weather. And, long term it can make a great place for family photos and events, such as wedding receptions or reunions.

3. A Swimming Pool

If you want to enjoy the warmer weather in a fun way, then installing a pool will be the perfect addition. This will allow you to cool off on those hot summer days and have fun while hanging out with family and friends. A fiberglass pool builder can help you design your pool and install it easily.  While it can be an investment, a pool can make a swampy summer into a relaxing season.

4. Pergolas and Arches

A pergola is a beautiful addition that allows you to enjoy the outdoors privately, no matter where you are sitting in your yard. It provides shade for you to relax under, and this can be a perfect place for entertaining or enjoying barbecues in the backyard. These great additions can be a perfect way to create a more private area for your family to sit and enjoy the summer weather, not to mention being beautiful in themselves.

5. Water Features

If you love water and want to add water features to the backyard of your home, then consider one of these unique features. A fountain is a great addition that will make your yard come alive and add an extra layer of sophistication to your home’s exterior. Waterfalls are also a nice addition that need little maintenance, depending on your environment.

Choosing the right style of exterior addition for your home can create a more stunning look outside. These additions will bring life to your home and set you apart from the rest of your neighbors.

By Lizzie Weakley

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.

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