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18 Jan 2018

It Is Time for a Backyard Remodel

Winter is not the time you think about using the backyard much, which is why it is a great time for considering that perfect backyard remodel. Next spring, when it is time for outdoor fun, you will have the outdoor space that is just right for you and your family.

It Is Time for a Backyard Remodel


The first part in creating your perfect outdoor living and entertaining area is in deciding what it is you love doing. There are many options in outdoor living, from swimming to gardening, from cooking, grilling, and entertaining to enjoying peace and solitude. We all know how beneficial fresh air and sunlight are for us, but we usually don’t spend enough time outdoors. The more you love your backyard, the more time you will spend there.


Swimming pools, hot tubs, and decorative concrete patios are all examples of wonderful outdoor features. However, some people prefer an outdoor kitchen, built-in bar-b-que, and a party sized deck with a large dining area. Others want a lovely garden with a winding path replete with benches for enjoying every delightful spot. These are just a few, and the idea is to mix and match your perfect features. If you like and have enough space, you can even have all of them.

Finishing Touches

As you plan out your beautiful back yard, don’t forget about lighting and shade features that add to your overall enjoyment of your outdoor living space. Choose a color scheme for your seating areas that works well with the rooms of your home that look out over and exit to your patio or deck. Add finishing touches, that will make the area feel like a part of your home.

For more information on how you can have your perfect backyard, contact us at Varsity Pools, today.

14 Aug 2017

Building a Custom Pool That Helps You Create a Full Backyard Paradise

Pools are an important part of the summer. Whether you’re looking forward to relaxing on your own and with your family and the backyard or you plan on having frequent summer fests this season, having a custom pool in your backyard is a cool and refreshing way to spend your time. Residential pools are becoming more and more customizable: you can choose between above ground and in-ground, between different shapes, and if you want additional water features.

Building a Custom Pool That Helps You Create a Full Backyard Paradise

Swimming pool should be relaxing, and choosing a vinyl liner in-ground pool is the best option if you want to customize it at a lower cost while still getting a long-lasting, durable swimming pool that can stand up to all of the fun you plan on having in it for years to come. If you’d like to learn more about Varsity Pool’s options and installation process, please contact us here.

20 Jul 2017

4 Goals to Accomplish with a Backyard Remodeling Project

The right landscaping adds character and ambiance to your home. Backyard remodeling goes a step further by taking the space and creating something that is both functional and attractive. When planning a backyard remodel, here are four goals you should keep in mind to get the most out of your project.

4 Goals to Accomplish with a Backyard Remodeling Project

#1. Defining the purpose for your space

Are there certain things you would like to use your backyard for such as entertaining or recreation? If so, you should include them in your plans just as you would when coming up with a home building design. Have more than one purpose in mind? That’s great take advantage of decorative planters, fencing, or privacy screens to help divide your space into sections.

#2. Unifying your Landscaping

Perhaps there is no rhyme nor reason to your current landscaping. Maybe things do not flow together too well and you need them to be more harmonious. A backyard remodel can do that by adding elements such as garden walkways or new lighting to help tie everything together.

#3. Adding Symmetry and Balance

Many homeowners are unhappy with their backyards because things just feel somewhat out of whack. For example, there may be oversized trees and bushes that cover up your best architectural features, or you might have outbuildings that do not match the design of your home. All of these things can easily be corrected with the right backyard remodeling design.

#4. Accent your best features

Does your yard have unique features such as a garden pond that you would like to highlight? If so, the right remodeling scheme can bring this feature to the forefront, and could even expand on it with the use of additional landscaping, hardscaping, or lighting.

Backyard remodeling can add just as much beauty and value to your property as an interior remodeling project would. To get started on the project of your dreams, please contact us.

21 Jun 2017

Your Backyard is The Best Place to Entertain!

Once upon a time, backyards really didn’t have a decor. Bar-b-que pits were basic things that needed replacing often, sometimes even yearly. That was before we figured out that the backyard is the best place to entertain. It only makes sense that we put the same care into the design of our backyard as we do with our home interior.

Your Backyard is The Best Place to Entertain!


When you plan your backyard retreat, you have options as to what features will make your space work for you. A patio or deck is a normal place to start, consider a patio of decorative concrete work. This is a versatile material that is long-lasting and economical. But from there your lifestyle comes into play. There are so many options available.

A pool is an enjoyable feature to consider, as water is always a nice touch to any landscape. You might prefer something fancy with waterfalls, or perhaps you want something just inviting for cooling off on those warm days.

An outdoor kitchen might be just the feature for you, with cooking, visiting, and dining all close at hand in your backyard. This is a great touch for those summer evening with friends and family.

A fire-pit or even a fireplace can make a patio inviting all year-long. When it is too cool to swim, evenings are still fun outdoors with the warmth of a crackling fire. This is a great feature for October ghost story telling and December holiday parties.

A garden is a lovely touch for any backyard space, especially one with paths and benches. Whether this is a feature at the edge of a patio or pool or its own element, a garden is charming. Consider raised beds with concrete or stone edging and matching paths.

At Varsity Pools, we create and build backyard retreats. Whatever you choose to make your backyard into the haven you deserve, contact us for more information on how we can help you make your backyard dream a reality.