Add Character to Your New Construction

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Add Character to Your New Construction

One of the most common complaints of new construction homes is the lack of character. As I’ve busily saved money for the past few years to build my dream home, I’ve often been worried about this important issue myself. However, while completing some research, I’ve discovered many ways to add character to a newer home. For instance, installing crown molding, a wooden staircase, and trey ceilings are great ways to fill a new abode with character. Another great idea is to install a stained glass window. These colorful beautiful additions give your home old world flair. On this blog, you will learn how to add character to your new place by installing stained glass windows.

How To Create An Outdoor Oasis On Your Patio

Simply covering your patio with some shade can help make your outdoor patio much more comfortable, but what about making it into an oasis that you can enjoy all day long? With a few simple additions, you can create an outdoor oasis your entire family will enjoy. See below for a few extras to make your patio enjoyable from morning until night.


The addition of curtains or drapes on your outdoor patio awning can help keep sun from coming in from the sides of your awning. It can also help give your awning a more luxurious feel, as well as add privacy when wanted. Add curtains that match with your awning and the rest of your outdoor decor for a more eye-pleasing look. 


Screens can also be added to help keep out light, as well as bugs. Mosquitoes can be a problem at night, depending on where you live, and a screen will help to keep those pesky insects and others like them away. 


Add patio lighting to your awning to use at night to keep your patio well lit. This way you can get even more use out of your awning, even after the sun goes down. There are a number of string lighting options to choose from and are sold at most hardware or big box stores.

Patio Furniture

You can't have an outdoor oasis without a place to sit. Look for furniture to fit your needs, such as a dining table and chairs if you plan on hosting a lot of barbecues, or club chairs and chaise lounges if you plan on using your patio more for relaxation. Depending on the size of your awning, you can possibly fit both styles of patio furniture beneath your awning. You can add extras with your furniture, such as an outdoor rug, some candles, lanterns and side tables. Add seat cushions or pillows to match with the rest of your outdoor decor to give a nice flow with your decor.

Plants And Water Features

Add a little greenery or flowers on your patio for a hint of fragrance, or for some added pops of color. Look for tall planters to plant in, or use small tables to hold planters. The use of greenery or flowers helps to add a little texture to your patio as well. Use more exotic flowers and plants like orchids or bamboo to really give your patio an oasis feel. The use of small water features on your patio, such as a small fountain, will help give your patio a relaxing feel with the quiet sounds of running water.

Creating an outdoor oasis starts with your awning; make sure you invest in a durable one that can withstand weather in your area. Talk to a company like Sunrise Shading to learn more about getting the perfect awning for your patio.