You’ve invested a lot of time and money in building your dream home. Or maybe you toured more luxury homes for sale than you cared to count, and you finally found the one. Congratulations! If you’ve noticed that the outdoor living spaces don’t quite match the beauty and luxury that you have in mind, you can fix that by upgrading your property and turning it into an outdoor oasis.
Here are our top 10 upgrades to help you do just that.
1. Add an Inground Pool
The best and fastest way to turn your property into a luxury oasis is to add a custom inground pool. There’s no need to pack up the kids and head off to a country club or community pool. You can lounge poolside in the early morning, take a nighttime swim, or host a pool party any time you want.
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2. Build an Outdoor Kitchen
By designing and building an outdoor kitchen, you expand your outdoor living space and allow the grill master to be part of the action. More than just a grill, you can outfit your outdoor kitchen with a flat top, a smoker, a wine refrigerator, kegerator, outdoor bar area, sink, and much more.
3. Upgrade to a Natural Stone or Paver Patio
Many new homes have a very small patio, while older homes have a stamped concrete patio. If you’re looking to upgrade your outdoor entertaining area, designing and building a natural stone or paver patio is an excellent start. Also, think about adding multiple levels, retaining walls, and more to make it a custom patio.
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4. Consider a Paver Driveway
Overall, most of us don’t give a lot of thought to our driveways. However, if you’re looking to enhance curb appeal at your high-end home, installing a paver driveway is a great way to do that. Pavers are more attractive than asphalt or concrete. And, you can add curves and custom features that tell a visitor they’re about to see something special when they enter your home or outdoor living spaces.
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5. Add a Custom Deck
If your yard is on a slope, adding a custom deck may be a better idea than adding a patio. Although we can do both – add a custom elevated deck with a patio underneath. By using the best of materials, you give an elegant, luxurious feel to your deck.
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6. Don’t Forget the Technology
When you’re creating a luxury oasis, don’t forget technology. This can include things like:
- Pool automation
- Dedicated WiFi network
- Outdoor TV
- Outdoor sound system
- Plenty of outlets and charging ports
7. Add Security and Ambiance with Outdoor Lighting
You’d be amazed what upgrading your outdoor lighting fixtures and adding thoughtful landscape lighting will do to add a luxurious feel to your property at night. From chandeliers to sconces to pathway lighting, you can put as much thought into your outdoor lighting as you do to interior lighting.
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8. Consider Your Fencing Needs and Go for a High-End Look
Do you want to add a fence for privacy? Do you need a pool fence? Or do you need a fence to keep your pets and kids in your yard? Adding fencing is an option for any homeowner. However, if you have a high-end home, make sure you don’t ruin the look by adding a run-of-the-mill wood fence.
Instead, consider an ornamental steel fence, vinyl fence, or Trex® fencing. Although be sure to consult with your HOA if you have one before proceeding.
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9. Add Vertical Interest and Shelter with Pergolas and Pavilions
It wasn’t long ago that the only place you saw pergolas and pavilions was at a botanical garden or park. But more and more homeowners are realizing that adding a pergola or pavilion adds a luxurious, resort-like oasis feel to their outdoor living spaces. Additionally, you can even add sheer curtains to the sides when you’re dining outdoors if you need privacy from neighbors.
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10. Add a Water Feature
Another upgrade we love is adding a water feature to your property. This can be anything from a pond to a waterfall to a fountain. The sound of falling water is soothing, and the water features are just beautiful. And, the water feature can even be part of your inground pool design or part of your landscape design. Nonetheless, you choose.
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Dream It. Build It. Live It.
You deserve luxury outdoor living at its best. That’s what our design and build team delivers. We take your dreams and vision and turn them into a luxury outdoor oasis you will enjoy for years to come. Schedule a consultation by filling out the contact form or calling 301.720.1000.
We work with homeowners throughout the Capital Region, including Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia. Take a look at our Portfolio to see some examples of our work.