Around the House: Patios, garden gates & landscaping for privacy

June 23, 2016

Decks and patios.

Decks and patios can transform your outdoor space into another living area.  Take the time to stage this area if you are selling your home in spring or summer.  Put the cushions out, sweep the area as best you can, put flowers on a picnic table,  shrubs trimmed neatly… Wisconsinites really appreciate nice weather when it finally arrives, so make your backyard a selling point.  Take a look at this post from Houzz for some wonderful deck and patio pictures.


Garden Gates.

So many choices! Fancy or rustic, see through or study and solid.  If you want inspiration for your garden gates, take a look through these ideas. 




Landscaping for privacy.

A private backyard is high on the wish list for many people. Here are some ways to use plants and panels to create privacy in the backyard rather than having to erect an entire fence, which can be offputting, and not even allowed in some areas.


Hope you enjoyed today’s Around the Home posts and that they inspire you to make your home a better place to be, or a more attractive place for homebuyers out looking for their new place. To see additional posts like this, please see our Around the Home category.

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