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.
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.