May 2019 - SEDA New Homes

Ideas to Create Your Outdoor Summer Oasis

May 28th, 2019

backyard oasis

As the temperatures warm up and the sun is shining, having an inviting and relaxing outdoor area of your home can be a welcoming sanctuary to relax, a perfect place to enjoy time with family and entertain friends. You may be surprised to learn that you can create the perfect outdoor oasis without breaking the bank. With a little DIY and some creative home design, you can create a perfect space for outdoor summer cocktail parties to a quiet zen space and everything in between.

Creative Ways To Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

Upgrading your outdoor space doesn’t have to take a ton of time or money, whether you have a small space to work with or have a large outdoor area in mind. Let’s take a look at some budget ideas and inspiration to create the perfect outdoor summer oasis to go along with your new home construction.

Furniture

Creating a new outdoor space doesn’t have to mean spending a bundle on an expensive patio furniture set. Let your creativity run wild by repurposing or resurfacing old furniture pieces that can still coordinate well together. Utilize pops of bright colors when repainting old pieces, like a side table, to add character to your space and make them a focal point.

Another great way to utilize space and add character is to use furniture items that work in multiple ways. Long L-shaped benches offer seating for multiple people and a space you can lay down and lounge on. You can make your own great looking bench seating like this by using used wood pallets and stone blocks. Also, take advantage of furniture items that allow plenty of seating while also having built-in storage to hide away accessories when not in use.

Lighting

outdoor lightingOutdoor lights are a must-have for your perfect outdoor summer oasis.

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Low Maintenance Living in Your New Home

May 14th, 2019

Tips For Low Maintenance Living

Moving into a new home is a very exciting and enjoyable time. One of the reasons is that new homes are easier to maintain and the need for repairs is low. But, you can utilize some effective strategies and certain materials now to continue that low maintenance living in your home for a long time. This will give you more time to spend enjoying your home with family and friends even after the “newness” of the home has passed.

Low Maintenance Choices For New Home Construction

What many people don’t realize is that if you invest in low maintenance upgrades during the build of your home it will reduce your ongoing operational and home maintenance costs in the long run.

Here are some low maintenance techniques you can use to ensure you are enjoying what matters most in your new home and not worrying about cleaning or maintenance every weekend.

Choose An Open Floor Plan

If you choose an open floor plan for the main living areas as you design your new build home, you will reap a number of benefits. This will decrease the amount of maintenance and increase interaction with family and guests.

It’s nice for someone to be able to be in the kitchen preparing a meal while at the same time interacting with others in adjacent living spaces or watching the children play. Utilizing an open layout allows for easy interaction and flow. It also makes cleaning easy as you are able to move throughout the space freely and dirt and dust isn’t collected in smaller confined spaces.

You can create a living space that is as open as possible and inviting at the same time by using decor and furnishings to make the distinction between each area.

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