Optimizing the outdoor areas in your backyard for function and beauty can give you an amazing space to host gatherings and enjoy your family. There are so many ways to add some fun, function and beauty to the exterior of your home. Here are some common ones.
Adding a porch or patio to the back of your home extends the living space when the weather is cooperating. Retractable canopies and system can be installed to add shade to the area to keep you cool and protect you from the sun during the hottest months. If you don’t prefer bugs around you, have the area screened in so you can enjoy your space in peace. Add some furniture so you can have friends or family join you for a lovely evening outside.
A small water feature can be a beautiful addition to a backyard. They are available in a wide variety of shapes and styles and can be customized with the look of the rocks and plants you add around them. Goldfish or koi are a popular component of a backyard pond because of their easy care and maintenance. Ponds can soothe a weary soul with the constant sound of water trickling by.
If you don’t mind the maintenance, a pool can be a fantastic way to increase the fun of your yard. You and your family will have a place to play all summer long right outside your door.
For year-round fun, a firepit is a must. Have a backyard campout complete with smores on cooler nights in the spring or fall. Cozy up with a blanket and book while you relax next to the crackling flames.
To choose what you want in your backyard, determine what your family loves to do, how much maintenance you want and your budget.