If you have recently bought a home with a large outdoor patio, or you are thinking of buying a home with an outdoor patio, you might wonder how you can make the most of this space. Today Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has some ideas on how you can truly enjoy this area. Remember to call us at (310) 373-0021 to find the perfect home with the perfect patio.

Extend the Indoors Outdoors

If your patio is directly off your living room or dining room, you can turn both areas into a single area. When you have guests over, they can flow naturally from the home to the patio. To do this, make sure you have the same color palette indoors and outdoors. You could also add a retractable glass wall or large glass doors to make it possible to truly open up the area.

Add a Fully Functional Outdoor Kitchen

Whether you love to grill, you’re an accomplished chef, or you simply want to cook up some quesadillas outside, having an outdoor kitchen can add value to your home and help you enjoy it all the more. You might add stainless appliances, a pizza oven, and a refrigerator so you can quickly grab an icy beverage. According to the National Association of Realtors, an outdoor cooking area averages a 70% return on investment.

Create a Fire Pit

Is there anything better than enjoying a crackling fire under the stars? Whether you want to buy a gas fire pit or one that burns wood, having a fire pit to sit around at night is a lovely option. All it takes is the fire pit itself and a few chairs, or you can go the luxury route with a fully enclosed outdoor living room, overhead fans, and high-quality outdoor furniture.

Make it Easy to Dine al Fresco

Adding a stylish, functional, and beautiful outdoor eating area can make it lovely to host a dinner party when the weather is nice – not to mention the effect it can have on daily meals with the family. You will need a high-quality table that is meant for outdoor use and make sure you add lighting. Without it, the area will not look great at night, nor will it be particularly functional.

Let Us Help You Find a Patio to Fall in Love With

Whether a patio is on your wish list or your must-have list, you can count on Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to help you find the best home of all the real estate listings in your area. Call us now at (310) 373-0021 to let us know how we can assist you on your exciting home buying adventure.