Creating one or more outdoor spaces for a house to benefit from the sun and nature, a garden, a terrace and, maybe, a swimming pool, makes it a privileged place for life with family and friends. A beautiful garden or even a small terrace, will equip a house with a pleasant relaxation area to enjoy the beautiful days.
Depending on budget and priorities, choosing the right land lot with enough space will allow for the creation of well-integrated, beautiful house that also enables outdoor recreation. A terrace or a garden, possibly with facilities such as a swimming pool or a hot tub will be important assets for the well-being of its inhabitants, which will also increase the value of the house in case of resale.
The garden, nature at home
Inserted in a private courtyard in a urban setting, or set around a house in a less dense residential area, the garden is a natural haven of peace where vegetation invites people to relax outdoors. The garden creates a space of calm giving rise to a new art of living; life in common flourishes through new activities: afternoon of games with children, barbecues and family gatherings around a beautiful table, reception of friends for a lunch on the grass, exercise of pets, gardening…
For a house with a garden, a rainwater collection system will also be a smart addition. A small increase in the original investment will allow water savings over the long term and a little help for the preservation of the environment. This system, sometimes incorporated in a green roof, is increasingly used in the construction of contemporary houses, bringing an extra benefit in addition to giving a particular style to a house and an extension of nature on the roof.
The terrace, a room outside
For lovers of the outdoors in the countryside or city dwellers who want to go out while staying in their home, a terrace is an ideal outdoor relaxing place for a spring lunch, a lazy afternoon or a summer evening. With comfortable outdoor furniture that resist the weather, plants and parasols for a little shade, a terrace is a refreshing place where the decoration joins the open air to get inhabitants out of their routine.
A terrace is also a great way to take advantage of a beautiful view and open the interior of a house on a large panorama. If it is possible to create a terrace that offers such a view, it is strongly advised to do so, because it offers exceptional moments for the mind to open to the horizon, and will considerably increase the value of a house in case of sale.
Swimming pool and hot tub, aquatic exercise and relaxation
A place for sports and aquatic recreation in the garden, a swimming pool or a hot tub becomes the center of the house at the slightest ray of sunshine. The dream of many people is not so hard to achieve, a well-thought swimming pool in a well-designed home can be installed at affordable prices.