How to Plan a Backyard Upgrade

How to Plan a Backyard Upgrade

Creating an outdoor living space doesn’t happen overnight! With the right inspiration and expert installation, though, your backyard upgrade could be closer than you think. Don’t waste any more time imagining what your backyard could be. Start planning your new outdoor space!   

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Upgrading Your Backyard

Are you ready to make your dream backyard a reality? Whether you’re starting with bare sod or outdated design, upgrading your backyard can be overwhelming. Follow these easy steps to transform your outdoor space for you and your family.

  1. Have a vision
  2. Note the space and HOA limitations
  3. Get inspired with landscaping ideas
  4. Consult the experts
  5. Start constructing

1) Have a vision

Who’s going to be using your backyard? Do you plan to entertain? Will you need lawn space for children to play? The first step of planning an upgrade is to think about how you will use the backyard. Make a list of reasons you’d like to step out of the back door and spend time outside. Once you have a vision of what you want your backyard to look like, you’ll be able to better decide which features to choose.

2) Note the space and HOA limitations

Sometimes, even the greatest ideas have limitations. Depending on the current makeup of your backyard, you might have an electrical box or tree that will affect the placement of your features. That being said, there may also be upgrades your homeowner’s association may not allow. Before you install a new patio cover or customized pool, be sure to get HOA approval before you build to minimize future problems.

3) Get inspired with landscaping ideas

A blank slate can be the best and worst way to start a project. While you might have a vision in mind, it’s helpful to get outside inspiration for your backyard. Visit your local garden store or browse landscaping ideas online to narrow down your search. Once you have a selection of ideas, you can start deciding what will work best for your personal yard.

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4) Consult the experts

Once you have a clear idea of what you want, it’s time to schedule a consultation with the experts. An experienced contractor can help you sort through the options and decide which landscaping ideas to use. From a visit to your backyard to a detailed estimate, your design consultation will ultimately determine what kind of resources will be required. By setting realistic expectations, you’ll be better equipped to create your new outdoor living area.

5) Start constructing

It’s time to make your design plan come to life! Whether you need to hire a crew to build your new pool or to install your new outdoor kitchen, the final step is to set aside time for construction. With the right tools and trained personnel, you could be days away from being able to enjoy your new backyard!

Ready, Set, Upgrade!

Once you have an idea of your dream backyard, the only thing left to do is to make it a reality. Whether you’re doing your own DIY projects or hiring a professional designer, the best part of a backyard upgrade is the finished product. The final transformation of your backyard will make all of your dreaming and planning worth it!

Are you ready to upgrade your backyard? Schedule a design consultation with us today!

How to Increase Your Home’s Value

How to Increase Your Home’s Value

Whether you’re planning to ultimately sell your home, upgrade a rental property, or just give yourself a nicer place to live, you may be looking for ways to increase your home’s value. You’re not alone! A surprising number of homeowners work on upgrading their houses for their own benefit and for better value when they eventually sell the house.

Boosting your home’s value rarely, if ever, consists of the same step-by-step process every time. Each home is different, and different buyers will look for different features. But there are a few particular additions that are all but guaranteed to help. As you plan your home’s upgrade project, keep these especially popular additions in mind.

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Swimming Pool

Plenty of interested buyers would love a home with a brand new swimming pool! What better way to beat the Houston heat? Advertise that custom pool in your backyard to drum up interest and get a better value out of the final selling price.

Pro Tip: Pools with custom features will get particular interest from potential home buyers. Make your pool as unique as your family!

Bathroom & Kitchen Upgrades

Since families will spend a good amount of time in the kitchen or bathrooms of their new house, one especially appealing form of home renovation is to upgrade one or both areas. Few people will be excited about buying a home just to do time-consuming, expensive renovations on it in such crucial areas as the bathrooms and kitchen. Why not save them the time and earn a little extra for yourself in the meantime? Enjoy your newly renovated downstairs and make sure to advertise it when the time comes to sell!

Outdoor Living Area

For a truly unique backyard asset to advertise, add an outdoor kitchen or patio cover. Not only will this allow you and any future homeowners to enjoy the outdoors in comfort, but it will also feature as a less common addition to the backyard that buyers will be interested in. Backyard party space is always a plus.

Ready to Sell Your Home?

Increasing your home’s value may seem like a daunting task, but you don’t have to tackle all these projects at once. And remember that in the meantime, you’re still living there! Pick upgrades that will both provide a return on investment and prove useful to your family in the meantime. Take full advantage of that new pool or newly upgraded kitchen while you’re still there!

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