Posted on: August 21, 2017

Is your outdoor living space serving your family well? At WISA Solutions, we believe in creating livable outdoor spaces that will make your Northern Virginia home as inviting as possible. Our outdoor services can transform your backyard into an extension of your home’s living area. Here are five excellent ideas to help you improve the look, function, and value of your outdoor living space!

1. Create a Custom Patio

If your home’s backyard access is on ground level, a patio is a must. A patio extends your living space form your home into your yard, providing a place for backyard parties and cooking. Custom patios can be concrete, stone, tile, brick, or flagstone, so you can create a space that is perfectly suited to your needs and your home’s aesthetics.

2. Add a Fire Pit

Do you want to enjoy your outdoor space more months out of the year? A fire pit will help you enjoy the cool evenings in the early spring and late fall months. Imagine building memories with family and friends as you roast hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire after the sun has set. With a custom-built fire pit, this part of your outdoor living space can feel like a beautiful addition to your yard, rather than just an afterthought.

3. Install a Deck

If your backyard is not level, or your patio door is on an upper level of your home, a deck is a great way to expand your home into the outdoors. You can install a simpler deck or a more intricate one with built-in seating and lighting, but no matter what you choose, it will become a treasured gathering place in your yard. Installing a deck also adds value to your home. Homeowners typically recoup as much as 70% of the cost to build a deck when they sell the home!

4. Create an Outdoor Kitchen

If you love being outside, why not make it possible to cook outside? An outdoor kitchen can include a sink, outdoor cooking surface, grill, and even an oven. Many outdoor kitchens also have storage space for cooking supplies. With an outdoor kitchen, you can have a party or family meal outside, and the cook can join in the fun too! This also can help lower your energy bills because you won’t be heating up the kitchen during the hottest months of the year.

5. Add Comfortable Seating

If you think comfortable seating outdoors is impossible, think again. Not only can you choose from a large number of pre-made comfortable outdoor seating options, but with the right design, you can also build the seating into your deck, patio, or outdoor decor. Make sure to invest in some weatherproof cushions for added comfort.

Deck & Patio Installation in Northern Virginia

If you are looking to spice up your outdoor space, WISA Solutions is the experienced design build team you need. We will work with you to create a gorgeous, functional, custom patio or deck for your home. We invite you to look at our gallery for inspiration for ways to bring the comfort of your home to the outside.

Call us at 703-337-4344 or fill out our online inquiry form to learn more about WISA’s exterior home services or to get a free estimate on your new deck or patio!