Living in Asheville comes with a multitude of benefits. From endless opportunities to eat, drink, explore and play, you’ll never run out of unique ways to spend your time. Your home should be an extension of your Asheville lifestyle and there’s no better time than spring to start getting it in top shape for the fun-filled season ahead.
Take a look as we explore our top tips on how you can make the most out of your Asheville area home just in time for summer!
Create a Backyard Oasis
Asheville provides gorgeous summer weather, perfect for backyard barbecues and get togethers. Now is a great time to update your backyard area and create a true oasis for the entire family to enjoy. Don’t have ample room to create your ideal backyard? Contact the Troy Flack Group, your local Asheville REALTORS®, to explore your options and see what’s available in your area!
To get your backyard in tip top shape, think of your backyard as an extension of your home’s interior. Start by investing in comfortable outdoor seating and anchor the space with an outdoor area rug. This will invite family members and guests to spend more time relaxing outdoors. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy early morning coffee or late night conversations with friends. You can even add a fire pit for the ultimate night time enjoyment. If you don’t already have one, you may consider adding a deck or patio to create a designated gathering area. If your backyard gets a lot of sun, you may also consider investing in a pergola or patio cover for added shade.
If you enjoy entertaining in the evening, consider adding some outdoor lighting. Patio string lights are a fun decorative option. You can also add solar powered lanterns scattered throughout the yard. Finish your space off by planting flowers and foliage. This will add beautiful color to your outdoor area and provide privacy from neighboring homes. Opt for planters in a variety of shapes and sizes for added interest. You’ll be entertaining guests outdoors in no time!
Get Organized for Summer Fun
Summertime should be all about fun and as you prepare your Asheville area home it’s important that you focus on making fun easy and accessible. Start by overhauling the junk drawer. We know this is a daunting task but you’ll be surprised at the difference it makes in both how you feel and how easy it is to find things. While you’re at it, go ahead and revive your kitchen with focus on easy access to cooking tools, easy grab ingredients and plenty of free space for getting creative. Summer is a great time to experiment with new recipes and make fun treats, like popsicles and smoothies. Organizing and reviving your kitchen will provide you with the perfect blank canvas!
To prepare for weekend backyard cook outs, create a cook out caddy that can be easily carried outside to the grill. Add all the seasonings, rubs, and grilling tools that you’ll need for easy access.
Living in Asheville offers many opportunities to get outdoors and explore. All that exploring may require some bulky gear. Don’t waste valuable time searching for and getting out your outdoor gear. Get your garage ready for summer by organizing and easily storing bikes, kayaks, hiking boots, camping gear and more on mounted shelving or labeled bins. When everything in the garage has a designated place, things will be easier to find when adventure opportunities arise. If you’re more of a stay at home curled up with a good book type, get the most out of your bookcases by restyling their layout. You may even rediscover old books of summer’s past. You never know what may be hiding in your collection!
Tackle the Project
To get the most out of your Asheville home this summer, it’s wise to go ahead and tackle all of those home projects you’ve been putting off since the winter months. The pleasant springtime weather provides the perfect opportunity to get projects around the house done. Clean out your gutters to prepare for summer rain showers and repair any damage to the exterior of your home after the long winter. Get your yard prepped for summer by fertilizing your lawn, pulling weeds and planting new flowers in planter beds. You can also restain and protect your wood deck just in time for the summer sunshine.
We hope some of these ideas have sparked some inspiration for your Asheville home. If you’re unhappy or frustrated with your current residence, consider the possibility of starting new. There are many gorgeous Asheville homes for sale in your area and we would love to help you discover them. We will also assist you in selling your current home.
Our Asheville REALTOR® team has closed almost $80 million in transactions and have been ranked since 2013 as part of the “Top 100” realtors in broker sales locally. Asheville real estate is our passion and we love helping people like you. Contact us today to get started!