Each week JH Carpentry will feature a new blog. Our blogs are written by our crew members with some special guest mentions of friends and family. JH Carpentry is going to give you an inside look into the everyday agenda of what we do, the new trends in carpentry, how projects are going, and even sometimes a sneak peak into finished projects.
With warmer weather right around the corner many residents of the Front Range are looking for tips to optimize the use of their current outdoor space. Whether your yard may seem too small, too barren, or just too much to handle, JH Carpentry has the ability to turn your drab dirt lot into an outdoor oasis perfect for whatever your needs may be. Here are a few ideas to turn your yard into a space that fits your needs and brings your home with you outside:
Claim Your Space
For many first time home buyers it is as easy as defining the boundaries of their new backyard with a beautiful and sturdy fence. Installing a fence can be a quick and budget friendly solution to get the ball rolling on your private outdoor retreat.
It is amazing how much the addition of gravel walkways, stamped concrete patio areas, stairs, stone retaining walls, or fountains can impact your desire to spend time outside. These features not only define your outdoor space, but they create movement and designate spaces for you to inhabit. Give your yard the structure it requires to support your needs!
Have it made in the shade
When outdoor renovation is discussed one of the first ideas to come to mind is often the addition of a deck or pergola, and while these wooden works of art can be on the expensive side, there is no better way to turn your yard into a secondary outdoor living space. All of JH Carpentry, LLC’s products are guaranteed for an entire year after construction, and are created with the intent of being enjoyed by you and your family far into the future.
Build Up not Out
In the crazy housing market Coloradans currently find ourselves, often times we are left sacrificing outdoor space for indoor. Although your yard or garden may seem too small to enjoy, it can be beneficial in these cases to build up rather than out! Have JH Carpentry build you a custom vertical garden or a latticed privacy screen to optimize space while creating intimate privacy at the same time.
Seating is believing
Often times our outdoor spaces can seem uninviting or overcrowded when having guests or family over simply due to the lack of available and proper seating. Wrap around or multi level bench seating can be an eloquent solution for your next BBQ or backyard party! Make sure the whole family has room to enjoy eachothers company in ergonomically designed seating by JH Carpentry.
A simple way to embrace your existing space is by updating access points to your yard. You can bring the outside in by installing large sliding glass doors that blur the lines between home and nature, and provide for much more natural light and airflow inside. You could also create a custom gateway/entryway allowing for ease of access to your yard, or an improved flow from front to back.
It is too often that our yards become designated as a workspace rather than a place for relaxation simply due to over-cluttering and unfinished yard work. Get your lawn care out of sight and out of mind by building a new shop or shed with JH Carpentry. We can help you optimize your storage, hide that unsightly clutter, and organize your seasonal outdoor tools from the lawnmower to the snowblower!
For any home renovation enthusiast or HGTV viewer the holy grail of outdoor improvements is the outdoor kitchen. While the first thing that comes to mind for many may be a dream far beyond their established budget, there are several steps that can be taken to create the ambiance of an outdoor kitchen without breaking the bank. Work closely with the crew at JH Carpentry to determine which steps to take first, and start construction on your custom range, bartop, patio, sink, wine cooler or outdoor dining space today!
Custom Fire-pit Installation
Nothing says summertime in Colorado more than an evening fire under the vast starry night, and we can help you create those warm memories for your family to cherish far into the future with the addition of a custom outdoor fire-pit. Get the most out of your yard by creating a warm and welcoming environment for your family and loved ones to gather around.
A space for the Kids
Last but definitely not least is creating an intentional space for your children to enjoy that is seperate from space enjoyed by the adults. Keep them in view while giving your kids a place they can call their own by building anything from an elevated grass area, chalkboard walls along the fence, sandboxes, playgrounds or treehouses to direct their attention. Sometimes it can be as simple as incorporating natural elements that already exist in your yard such as highlighting a patch of sand bordered by stable rock, sawed off tree trunks for kids to navigate, logs to use as balance beams, etc. There aren’t many expenses that are more satisfying than fostering your children’s imagination and love of the outdoors!
Now that spring is upon us and tax returns are in our pockets many Colorado residents find themselves dreaming of a new custom built deck to optimize the use of their outdoor space, and truly get the most out of what the coming months have to offer. When planning the perfect deck to suit not only the needs of your family, but also the demands of Colorado's constantly shifting climate, one inevitable question that always arises is: Should I use Natural Wood, Composite Decking, or one of the many other alternatives? All decks use treated lumber for the framing, which is the structural part of the deck that is hidden below and usually goes unseen, but it is important to consider the various looks, durability, and price-point of materials when deciding what will make up your deck surface and railings.