So many people seem to have plenty of backyard space, but it is all being wasted on dead or dying grass, overgrown weeds, and a big lack of imagination. Now is the perfect time to hire a contractor to spruce up your outdoor living space and make it a place you can enjoy spending time in.
Here are just a few things you can add to your backyard to give it a complete makeover:
Adding a patio to your backyard is always a great choice since it leaves your options open for all the different ways you can decorate the finished patio. You could go with a simple concrete patio, which is very affordable, and can be stained to add some vibrancy to your outdoor living space. If you have the ability to splurge a little, you can have flagstone placed into the concrete of your patio, and it gives a very natural and rustic feel. Flagstone comes in many different colors and shapes, and there are even different types that are more suited for specific weather. You could also use tile as the base for your patio, and choose from an almost infinite amount of styles, shapes, and colors, and have them arranged however you’d like to fit the aesthetic you want. Tiles are a great option, although they can be a bit slippery when wet, so it is something to take into consideration when deciding on the materials you want for your patio. Another option, which is highly recommended by our previous customers, is stamped concrete. Large stamps are pressed into the wet concrete and it gives it a pattern of almost anything you can think of, stone, brick, tiles, etc. It is a super affordable option for those that want the expensive look without having to pay the expensive price tag. If you need help deciding on what would work best for you and your backyard, H3 Outdoor Design would be happy to help you decide.
Pergolas are ever popular, and they are a great option for people who already have a nice outdoor patio but are looking to get some more shade. They usually consist of four pillars that support crossbeams or latticework. They provide a decent amount of shade without completely blocking out all the sunlight, and while they are a simple structure, they can completely change the style of your backyard. If you want something with a little more coverage, you can always have a pavilion installed instead. It is essentially the same as a pergola, except it has a completely covered roof and provides a bit more protection from the elements.
Fire Pit, Fireplace, Seating Area
A great focal point in a backyard area is a fire pit or fireplace. Fire pits are fairly easy to install and can be constructed from a variety of different materials in plenty of styles and colors. But if you are looking for something a bit more extravagant, an outdoor fireplace might be a better option for you. You can have just the simple fireplace installed or go all out and have a whole fireplace and mantle put in, which can provide extra seating or space to decorate. Especially with either a fireplace or fire pit, it is a great idea to have a seating area in your backyard to have a space to entertain or relax. If you want to make over your backyard, you likely enjoy being outside, so why not have a designated area to sit and enjoy the outdoors? You can surround your fire pit with a few chairs or set up a whole dining table with seating for many guests.
Outdoor kitchens are truly one of the best ways to light up your backyard for those of you who love to entertain and cook for others. These kitchens can range from just a simple grill, to a full-service kitchen with storage space. You can choose exactly what you do and do not want in your outdoor kitchen, and accent with the perfect countertops and cabinets that fit your particular style. For the chefs and hosts out there, this is a perfect addition to your backyard space.
Swimming Pool, Hot Tub
And of course, the most obvious option is a swimming pool or hot tub, or any sort of water fixture. These are great options again for those that love having friends and family over for cookouts and parties or for those that have children or grandchildren. Swimming pools and hot tubs are sure to be enjoyed by people of all ages, and having a contractor build an inground pool can be the perfect option for anyone who doesn’t want the tacky look of above-ground pools you can buy from the store. Swimming pools can be designed to look super sleek and stylish, or natural and organic, so you do not have to sacrifice your aesthetic.
The possibilities are truly endless, and you can easily mix and match between any of these ideas to give your backyard the perfect makeover. Once you have an idea for what projects you want to take on, feel free to fill out the form on our contact page to let us help you fulfill your dream backyard makeover! Or if you are not quite sure what you want still, give us a call so we can help talk you through things to find the perfect backyard design for you.