While homes with plenty of land have always been desirable, the last couple of years has led 67% of homeowners to be more appreciative of their outdoor green spaces. For practical purposes, enhancing a home with outdoor living areas creates more room for entertaining, exercise and relaxation. As well as outdoor improvements, further access to waterways, farmland and space for outdoor sports and recreational activities can add considerably to a home’s value. A closer connection to nature also improves general well being and, even in properties with little outdoor space, interior design inspired by nature can help to create a comfortable rustic home by incorporating organic materials, adding greenery and allowing in more natural light.
Ranches with Access to Wide Open Spaces
As more people chose to move to rural and suburban areas, interest in ranch design increased by 40% earlier this year, making it one of the most popular styles of home. Wraparound porches together with an open plan interior including high ceilings and large picture windows make it easy to blend the airy indoors of ranch style homes with the immediate outdoor environment, even on a small suburban plot. With cheap land for sale in Texas, more homeowners can purchase a traditional ranch which provides much greater access to wide open spaces and scenic landscapes. As well as manicured gardens and pools and cultivated real estate for farming or recreational purposes, natural features such as lakes and mountains are right on the doorstep.
Enhancing Suburban Yards and Patios
Spending more time at home has inspired the growing trend for enhancing outdoor spaces. As well as improving the natural elements of a yard or patio with manicured lawns and planting, homeowners are creating outdoor areas where they can eat, entertain and exercise, as well as enjoy feeling more connected to nature. Comfortable seating, outdoor kitchens and fire pits not only help to define outdoor rooms but also enable gardens to be used at any time of day throughout the year.
Bringing Nature Indoors in Any Home
As well as extending the home to create practical and relaxing living spaces outside, more homeowners are enjoying the benefits of bringing natural elements into their property. Even in homes without a lot of land, it is possible to feel more connected with nature by enlarging windows to bring in natural light, adding plants for greenery and using organic materials for furnishings. Real wood flooring, stone countertops and rattan furniture, together with natural fabrics such as wool and linen, can add texture and warmth to a home and add to a sense of well being.
From making the most of a suburban property’s outdoor space to building a new life on a rural ranch, a connection to nature and access to versatile outdoor space is becoming increasingly important to homeowners. As well as improving outside yards and patios, nature can be brought into any home by incorporating organic materials into both the construction and decor.