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First-time Homeowner Starting from Scratch

Home improvement projects, such as painting and upgrading your property, add value to your house, but don’t overlook your outdoors to create a perfect relaxation spot to escape from the every-day routine. Designing an outdoor room can help build on your investment in homeownership.

  • Smart design – Be strategic in your selections and start slowly. Select quality pieces and think about how to allocate the space you have to highlight the best attributes of your home.
  • Plan your attack
    • During your first year, pick your basic elements – an appliance to cook on, something to sit on, and a hearth product to extend your outdoor season. These cornerstones will clearly define the spaces you will use for grilling, entertaining and eating.
    • When you are ready for the next step, you may want to upgrade your patio furniture or add more comfortable seating that will complement your style and suit your needs in the allocated space.
    • Finally, don’t neglect the landscaping and accessories for your outdoor oasis. Finish off the project with plants, an umbrella and possibly a water feature.


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