Outdoor Elegance: Adding Value and Luxury to Your Outdoor Space

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Staycations are more popular now than ever, making this the ideal time to turn your backyard into a luxurious retreat. Here, local experts offer up the perfect tips for transforming your outdoor space into a personal oasis that not only elevates your backyard experience, but also grows the value of your property.

Beaty Fabricating, Inc. | Stacy Beaty Beaty Fabricating, Inc. | Stacy Beaty

To add value to your outdoor space at home, one must bring the indoor living space outside. You do this by having a covered outdoor area and using furniture that is complementary of your indoor furniture. Having adequate seating for your guests around an outdoor fireplace area helps create a comfortable and cohesive environment. We don’t use the typical outdoor furniture, instead opting for outdoor slip-covered chairs and sofas, which are always warm and inviting. We like sticking with all-natural products such as stone and wood. A television is always a nice addition to your outdoor space, as well. We also recommend installing outdoor curtains so that you can enclose the space on colder evenings and continue enjoying it through the fall and early winter.

 

 

Royal Pools of Chattanooga David GallowayRoyal Pools of Chattanooga | David Galloway

Having a backyard swimming pool is a luxury in any form, but industry innovations over the years have taken this outdoor attraction and elevated it to more artistic, statement-worthy levels. For example, custom features like glass tile and Hydrazzo finishes will give your pool a more spa-like feel compared to the more traditional plaster finish. In addition to serving aesthetic purposes, the Hydrazzo finish is also very practical – it’s both a durable and easy-to-clean material with a silky-smooth texture that’s naturally resistant to topical stains and algae adhesion. For a pool that will really wow your guests, we recommend adding a visually stunning infinity edge water feature. The vanishing illusion will amaze and soothe you and your poolside pals as you take in the scenery and tranquil sounds of your custom waterscape.

 

Aquarium Pools of Chattanooga Mike FinleyAquarium Pools of Chattanooga | Mike Finley

For many people, a home is thought to be an oasis to retreat to. If creating an outdoor haven is the goal, a luxury pool is the answer. Not only will the addition of a pool set your home apart as a destination for luxury and tranquility, it will also increase the value of your property. Homeowners seeking to take their outdoor relaxation game to the next level will delight in the presence of a pool with babbling, tranquil fountains and ambient in-pool lighting – perfect for those night-time swims. Waterfalls and deck jets can incorporate a tasteful bit of drama into an aquatic oasis, while poolside fire bowls will add a touch of flair to the space. Trust us when we say there’s no better way to enjoy a summer cocktail than in a pool, fireside!

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Master Pools by Artistic Pools, Inc. | Ron Coker Jr.Master Pools by Artistic Pools, Inc. | Ron Coker Jr.

Adding a swimming pool and outdoor living area to your home can be either an asset or liability when it comes to a return on investment for your purchase. How you aesthetically blend the pool into the house and topography makes a difference. A pool that is forced into a space with no thought to design or how it will be used can be a detriment to future resale, while a pool and outdoor area that marries into the house and landscape, with an eye toward traffic flow and how it complements its surroundings, can add value to the home. Another benefit that homeowners can gain from adding a pool is the savings from staying home at your own private resort rather than spending money on gas, plane tickets, vacation rentals, etc. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a trend toward investing in the home rather than traveling.

 

Concrete Repair Specialists Sharon GordonConcrete Repair Specialists| Sharon Gordon

Waterproofing concrete surfaces gives homeowners a huge return on investment and can help elevate the space. There are 2-for-1 products that add color and protect the surface while giving your outdoor area a designer look. Damaged concrete is an eyesore that can leave an outdoor oasis feeling lackluster, but removing and replacing damaged concrete is expensive. We work to repair the concrete instead, breathing new life into any outdoor space. Most buyers see damaged driveways or pool decks and will knock money off the asking price before they even walk into the house. Making sure concrete is in top shape can provide a great return and strong offers!

 

 

StoneLoads & Majestic Stone Patrick WellsStoneLoads & Majestic Stone | Patrick Wells

When it comes to bringing a feeling of luxury to an outdoor living area, adding an entertainment space is currently in high demand. We’ve witnessed the growing popularity of this trend for the past few years – people are pouring money into their backyards and outdoor entertaining spaces to create inviting areas where guests can hang out and enjoy a drink or meal together. An outdoor kitchen is becoming a must-have. To ensure the best investment, think of your outdoor space as an extension of your home. If you have high-end appliances inside, match that level of quality in your outdoor furnishings. Pick materials that are natural to your area to give it an organic aesthetic. Invest in high-quality sliding doors that provide a great view of the patio. The key is to create a space that seamlessly connects your indoor and outdoor spaces.

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