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What Should You Consider When Planning Your Backyard Remodel?

Creating the ideal home isn’t just about interiors, it’s about creating an attractive and appealing outdoor environment as well. That’s why more and more homeowners are choosing backyard remodels to create the perfect stay-cation, and to extend entertaining and living areas outdoors. Just like an indoor remodel, a backyard remodel requires careful planning, design, and execution to ensure the best possible result. So what do you need to keep in mind when planning your backyard remodel? Here we look at some of the points you need to consider for the ideal outdoor oasis.

Lifestyle Considerations

When you’re thinking about how to redesign your backyard, you need to consider two things – how you use your backyard now, and how you would like to ideally use your backyard in the future. Whether you want to use your backyard for entertaining, relaxing, playing sports or all of the above, a carefully planned design from a design build remodel expert can help you make the most of the space you have.


Warm summer nights and longer days can’t help but suggest outdoor entertaining. Adding an outdoor entertainment area to your home is one of the most popular ways for homeowners to add to their home living space. Outdoor entertaining is easy, low-maintenance, and relaxed, and allows both the guests and hosts to enjoy laid back social time. If you love entertaining and creating a tranquil space is a priority, your design build contractor can help develop the perfect structure to balance outdoor aesthetics and entertainment, while taking into account your local weather conditions. By adding the right combination of hardscapes, gardens, and covered areas, incorporating gazebos, an outdoor kitchen, an outdoor lounge or a fire pit, you can create the perfect outdoor stay-cation.

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If you have children at home, the ideal backyard needs to be safe as well as appealing. An experienced remodeling contractor can work with your needs to create the ideal kid friendly garden, incorporating safe plants and hardscapes, proper fencing, and room to play and move. Your remodel contractor can even help you add play equipment, a cubby house or a tree house to your backyard, for the ultimate home playground.

Landscape and Gardening

For some homeowners, adding beautifully structured hardscapes for entertaining will be the main focus of a backyard remodel. But for others, spending time in the garden cultivating plants and nurturing the living garden components will be most important. A backyard remodel can help to redesign your garden to include the plants and trees you want to cultivate. On the other hand, a backyard remodel can help to switch out previous plants and trees for more drought friendly or low-maintenance options, so your backyard garden is easier to care for.

With so many options to transform your backyard into your ideal relax and play space, talk to an experienced design build contractor about finding the right backyard remodel solution to add value and beauty to your home.

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