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Wenzel Select Properties Newsletter-Vol 10 Issue 9


What's Your Backyard Design Personality?

The backyard isn't at the top of most homeowner's home-design plans, which may be a good thing. Because when it comes to designing outdoor living space, you'll want to have a well-developed decor style that fits your personality. Here are design elements that appeal to six different personalities:

The Traditionalist: Classic Comfort
What is the primary purpose of a patio? A place for sitting and relaxing. Attractive, sturdy pavers in appealing patterns provide easy walking and an artistic base for conversation nooks of tables, chairs, planters, and picnic tables.

The Bohemian: Fire Pit
Fire pits create a cozy outdoor atmosphere, especially as we move into late summer and early fall. Consider wood fires to keep mosquitoes at bay—everyone appreciates freedom from bugs!

The Modernist: Multiple Levels
Homeowners seeking a modern look can consider a range of options for walkways and pavers that might include steps and slopes to wind through a terraced garden.

The Eclectic: Water Features
They're not just for swimming. Homeowners can show off an eclectic backyard style with a fountain, fishpond, or other water feature that makes a splash.

The Rustic: Outdoor Eating
Bring cooking outside to a new level, with advanced outdoor kitchen units that allow guests to assist in meal preparation or simply chat with the host chef while enjoying the setting.

The Industrial: Unique Lighting
Want to make a statement and set a mood in an outdoor setting? Get creative with light by including hardscape lighting and illuminated planters, or short-term elements such as lighting fixtures that highlight cool metals and metallics for a more urban, industrial vibe.

Visit for more ideas on optimizing your outdoor living environment.

Managing Broker: Lisa Wenzel - 630 430-4797

Broker: Melissa Mathis – 630 392-5171

Broker: Freddy Wenzel - 630 750-4797

Broker: Danny Reed - 708 703-4653

Broker: Kristine Emmel - 847 489-8965

Broker: Catherine Lopez - 630 981-4572

Broker: Michaela Valle – 630 946-4269

Broker: April Stary – 630 962-4820

Broker: Nina Rodriguez – 224 587-0780

Broker: Eumeka Aguado - 847 513-4433
Team Wenzel, 1120 Norfolk Street, Downers Grove IL 60516
The material in this publication is provided for your informational purpose only and is not intended to substitute professional advice. If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.

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