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Exterior Design Elements You Should Look To Upgrade

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When it comes to our homes, many of us know the importance of focusing on interior design. However, this is far from the only style aspect that should be taken into account. If you want to ensure you have a fully-rounded, stylish home, you also have to think about the exterior design of your home as well.

We all know the importance of curb appeal, but the exterior design of your home is just as relevant in the backyard as it is at the front. With the right additions, you can upgrade and improve your garden to ensure that every element of your home is as stylish as it can be— and here are a few items you might want to consider.

Decks and balustrades

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Decks and balustrades are a great way to add interest to your garden. Not only are they impressive architecturally in and of themselves, but they are extremely functionally beneficial too. You could, for example, use a deck as a separate area for your grill, or install furniture so as to enjoy those lazy summer evenings outside. The options are endless, so if you’re looking for a real showstopper of an addition to your garden, you can’t go wrong with a deck and matching balustrade.

Porches and/or pergolas

Porches and pergolas are a great way to enhance your living space, as well as offer an option to spend time outdoors without having to actually be exposed to the elements. These features are particularly excellent during the summer months, as they provide shade from the sun while still giving you the chance to enjoy the warm air. You can really enhance the experience by exploring the different types of outdoor ceiling fans available; these fans allow for a finished effect that is both extremely stylish and extremely comfortable!

Swimming pools

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In terms of enhancing your lifestyle and improving the overall look of your garden, it’s hard to beat a swimming pool, whether it’s in ground or above ground pool. Swimming pools do require a high degree of maintenance, but they are absolutely worth it in terms of how they can improve the appearance of your backyard and enhance your lifestyle. Furthermore, it’s worth remembering that swimming pools have also been proven to boost the value of your house, so they’re a great investment for now and for the future.

Log cabins

And now for something entirely different! Log cabins are a great way of adding extra living space to your home; you can even wire electricity to them so they can function as a den or extra bedroom. Log cabins are a great choice for people who are not particularly keen on gardening, as they take up a lot of space that would usually be occupied by maintenance-heavy plants. While a log cabin might be something of a left-field option, it’s well worth considering, as the aesthetics these structures create are truly spectacular.

In conclusion

All of the above elements can introduce incredibly stylish touches to the exterior of your home, allowing you to achieve the flawless, stylish look you have been aiming for. Enjoy!

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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