Create Your Own Great Outdoors
With housing prices at record levels across the country, and many would-be cottage buyers priced out of the market, homeowners are trying to maximize the space they have, and add more where they can. Options range from digging down and renovating an unfinished basement, to adding an extra storey or extending the footprint with an addition.
But all of those expansions are pricey. A more budget-friendly option is to create an outdoor living space in the backyard. Typically, that takes the form of a fairly standard deck or patio seating area. If your budget falls somewhere between the two extremes, there are a variety of options for creating your ideal outdoor oasis.