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 Whether you’re starting with bare sod or outdated design, upgrading your backyard can be overwhelming.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.

Pro Tip: Install a fire pit or outdoor fireplace to create a warm ambiance, roast marshmallows, and enjoy cool nights year-round.

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!

3 Backyard Ideas for Entertaining in 2020

3 Backyard Ideas for Entertaining in 2020

The new year is a great time to reevaluate your progress and set goals for the future. As you start setting resolutions for 2020, don’t forget to make plans for your outdoor space! This is a great time to start brainstorming backyard ideas for entertaining your friends and family this year.

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Creating Your Entertainment Space

Is your home the go-to hangout spot for your community? With a couple of improvements, your backyard could become the talk of the neighborhood. Instead of looking out your back window with regret, start designing the entertainment space of the year with these impressive ideas. 

1. Host a Movie Night

Ever heard of a drive-in movie theater? Instead of having to drive somewhere, provide that same experience in the great outdoors! With an outdoor living room and projector, your backyard can become the perfect space for a movie night. Add stove-cooked popcorn and homemade pizza, and you’ll have the best cinema in town.

Pro Tip: Keep drinks cold for any occasion with a wine cooler or outdoor fridge. Your outdoor parties will be a hit with refreshments within arm’s reach.

2. Make Your Backyard Kid-Friendly

If your goal is to create a great backyard this year, don’t forget about the kids in your life! From a custom pool to playground equipment, designing a kid-friendly backyard will add value and functionality to your outdoor space. 

3. Install an Outdoor Kitchen

Do you really want to be the entertainer of the year? Then, install an outdoor kitchen. Easy to access appliances and customized dining tables will upgrade your space exponentially. Instead of being cooped up inside, you can enjoy the beautiful weather and entertain your guests with the personalization of an outdoor kitchen.

This is Your Year

No matter what may have transpired in 2019, the start of a new year welcomes a fresh start and room to achieve your goals. Don’t waste time thinking about what you wish you could accomplish. Make 2020 the year to design the perfect backyard for you and your family.

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