As ever, during 2021, the weather has been up and down here in the UK, but the decent amount of warm summer days that we’ve been able to enjoy has led to many of us looking to improve our usable outdoor areas. If you’ve thought about upgrading your property, have you considered the benefits that outdoor living spaces can add?
DPM Design & Build is a garden design company with years of experience turning garden design ideas into stunning outdoor spaces. We focus on collaborating with our clients to ensure that their new garden is an environment they can enjoy for years to come. Continue reading this blog post to learn more about the advantages that outdoor living spaces installed by our experts can provide to you and your home.
How Outdoor Living Spaces Can Benefit You
Every homeowner uses their property in different ways, and therefore, the advantages of outdoor living spaces also differ. However, there are several core benefits that a fantastic garden landscaping idea can create, all of which could extend your enjoyment of your home for years to come.
Increases Home Value
One of the significant advantages of outdoor living spaces is the added value they provide to a home, especially one that would be otherwise lacking in usable space. When buying a new home, one of the main things buyers in the UK are looking for is space.
By using landscape architecture, a well-designed outside environment gives your property an edge on the market compared to similar properties, whilst also making it more enjoyable for you to live in whilst you’re there!
Hosting Social Events
Many homeowners invest in an outdoor living space to create a location to host social events for their friends and family. Traditional homes aren’t designed to entertain large numbers of people. Still, by adding an outdoor entertainment area, you can accommodate more guests and provide a stunning backdrop for friends and family to enjoy.
A popular design choice is to add large sliding doors to your property to let people move in and out of your property as they wish, along with outdoor heaters and fire pit tables to allow your party to go on long into the night.
Extends Living Space at Home
If your home is smaller than you’d like or is cluttered with your belongings to the point that you struggle to make the most of your home, adding an outdoor living space to your property could make a massive difference to how you use your home.
A well designed outdoor environment adds a lot more usable space in which you can enjoy sunny days, either by yourself or with loved ones, creating an environment you’ll love spending time in and drastically increasing the potential of your home. You can even add an outdoor kitchen to your home, which can make your property much more efficient during the summer months.
The Health Benefits of Outdoor Living Spaces
As well as the fantastic benefits that an outdoor entertainment area can add to the potential of your home, being outside also provides several health benefits.
Reduces Stress and Depression
Research has shown the positive impact of being outside on an individual’s mental health. In the manic world that we’re all living in, we can all benefit from having an outdoor living space in our homes, which provides a space to slow down and enjoy any good weather that comes our way.
Being outside can boost our physical health as much as our mental health. Current studies show links between spending time outdoors and exposure to trees and nature with decreased rates of various illnesses and conditions such as asthma and a strengthened immune system.
Helps Vision and Reduces Eye Strain
Modern technology has been fully integrated into society, with fantastic results for our working and personal lives. However, that also means it’s now a struggle to enjoy a usable space without looking at a screen. Having an outdoor living space provides a fantastic opportunity to do just that, giving your eyes time to relax away from screens and reducing the risk of eye strain and headaches.
Hopefully, after reading this blog post, you can now understand just how beneficial it could be for you to add an outdoor living space to your home. The landscape gardeners working here at DPM Design & Build can work with you to elevate your property, helping to improve a small garden design just as well as we can with a larger outdoor space.