Turks & Caicos Real Estate Blog
Outdoor Living in the Turks and Caicos
2011-10-31 21:29:56 by Louise Peterson
Living in the Turks & Caicos Islands provides you with the luxury of living inside, as well as out. An added bonus when selling your Turks and Caicos home would be to have something that other properties do not offer.

Why not create an outdoor living space? With over 1100 properties currently available for sale in TCI buyer’s look for the extra’s that make a home stand out from the rest.

The outdoors are the most versatile part of your property and for a relatively small investment can add a certain touch that may attract more calls on your listing, bring an offer sooner or even sell your home.

Outdoor living spaces come in all shapes and sizes. The bells and whistles to accessorize and decorate are endless and the style of this space adds a personal touch and feel to the property.

First, consider the area and size of your outdoor living space and then decide on a budget, you are now on your way to designing your own garden get-a-way.

Flagstone paths are an easy way to cover spotty areas where grass is worn or patchy. Loose gravel and flat stones make great pathways that lead you from your home to a comfortable outdoor seating area. Staged wooden planters or large container pots with planted shrubs and trees fill large open spaces, provide privacy and act as a sound buffer.

Wooden benches, concrete seating, or tables and chairs provide the basics and a starting place when first arranging the area to establishing size and style. Some additions to the basics would be an outdoor fire-pit, BBQ area, outdoor garden shower, hammock or outdoor bar.

Flooring could be a wooden deck, concrete slab, large paving stones, gravel or even grass. Sides and roofing may also be added – trellis framing for the sides or roof, tiki-hut style grass roof, canopy or tents, and umbrellas may be something to consider as they provide shade during the daytime.

Weather resistant fabric or mosquito netting can be draped over the roof areas, down one or more sides, to the ground to enclose the area adding texture and color and to soften the hardscape. Waterproof and weather-resistant fabrics are usually necessary for seating cushions, sofas, chairs, chaise lounges, throw pillows, rugs and draperies.

Hanging baskets of flowers, birdhouses, lanterns on free-standing hooks or hung from tree limbs, and inexpensive solar garden lights add a personal touch to the space.

Hang a mirror from a palm tree to add a bit of glamour, decorate the tables with candles, shells from Grace Bay Beach and other items found on the island or from your home.

Make it as simple or as elegant as you wish.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Turks & Caicos - We love outdoor living spaces in the TCI – your home away from home.