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5 Summer 'Home Trends'

5 Summer Home Trends



Summer is a great time to improve your home’s exterior.

And whether you’re interested in enjoying your space a little more, or you want to boost your home’s value, it makes sense to find inspiration by taking a look at what other homeowners are doing.

Are you thinking about updating your yard or patio this summer? Here are five popular trends to consider...


1. Install a workout or play area

Make the most of your property by building a swing set or sandbox, adding a horseshoe pit, or investing in a small climbing wall or some gym equipment that the whole family can use.

2. Build a front yard social spot

Want a casual outdoor spot that’s welcoming to your friends and neighbours? Think about setting up a social area in the front yard - one with benches, swings, and comfortable places to sit and chat.

3. Focus on backyard entertainment

For more private gatherings, focus on guest-friendly features in the backyard. Movie screens, fire pits, and hot tubs are a few popular options.

4. Add an outdoor kitchen

Love to cook? Just want to eat alfresco? Install an outdoor pizza oven, or invest in a smoker or grill. Be sure to set up a roomy (and durable) dining area, too.

5. Plant a vegetable or herb garden

It’s never too late to improve your landscaping with something functional. Consider planting a few of your family’s favourite veggies or herbs in a small garden out back.


Need some guidance on potential upgrades that can improve your home’s value? Thinking about a new property purchase instead? We're always available to chat. Get in touch today.



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