4 Awesome and Affordable Backyard Remodeling Ideas

by | Aug 10, 2020

When it comes to backyard remodeling, the possibilities are virtually endless. With some hard work, time and creativity, you can truly transform your yard into your favorite spot. While many backyard renovation projects cost a tidy sum, it is not always necessary to burn a hole in your pocket for the job. Instead, here are some excellent backyard remodeling ideas that are affordable yet awesome.

Prop Up a Pergola in Your Backyard

A pergola is one of those backyard features that are truly multi-purpose. A pergola can serve as a shaded place for you to lounge and have family meals. You can set up formal dinners and so much more. You can also double the structure as a hanging garden. Just let your favorite vines climb on it to do it. This way, you can create a naturally shaded space for outdoor seating in your backyard.

Add a Fountain to Your Backyard Remodeling Project

A fountain is another eye-catching backyard feature that is incredibly easy and inexpensive to add. With a centerpiece and a pathway for the water, you can create a fountain that adds a lot of aesthetic value to your yard. When taking a DIY approach, it is important to consider where the water comes from and how it is disposed of. You can also get off-the-shelf fountains which start at as little as a $100.

Make the Fence Count When Renovating Your Backyard

Many homeowners tend to think of the fence as simply a way of marking the boundaries of the backyard. However, you can use the fence for many additional aesthetic and practical purposes during backyard remodeling. Like a pergola, a fence can be used as a structure for plants and vegetation to climb onto. You also have an endless range of choices when choosing a fence. This is particularly true because of composite offerings such as Timbertech. You can hire a reliable interior and exterior renovation contractor to install the fences or take a DIY approach.

Combine Fire Pit, Dining and BBQ for a Dream Backyard Remodeling Project

Many homeowners struggle to pack their desired features into limited yard space. One way of dealing with this is by combining a fire pit, a dining spot and a BBQ station all into a single space. In fact, a more traditional BBQ station can be installed directly on top of the fire pit and food served piping hot to the guests seated around it.

Backyard remodeling is all about combining aesthetics and your practical needs. This is possible by thinking out of the box and being creative. The ideas above can help you nudge in the right direction.

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If you’re thinking about adding a deck to your property, your planning should take into account ROI variables. Materials, size, access, and the “wow factor” all contribute to a prospective buyer’s perception of the value added by a deck to the property. It’s worth becoming familiar with deck construction in the comparable properties in your area so you can position yours where you want to be value-wise. Another value relationship to consider is that between your deck budget and the overall value of the property. It doesn’t make ROI dollars and sense to build something too grand for the size and likely resale price of the home. One rule of thumb used by contractors and architects is that a deck should be no larger than the home’s biggest interior space. 

Keep in mind, too, that adding value to your home gets the attention of the assessor and the underwriter, so your property taxes and insurance premiums are like to be increased. Like anything else built by human beings, a deck will inevitably require some maintenance and/or repair as time goes by. Good choices of materials, with expert design and construction, are the ticket to keeping those costs down and your enjoyment and ROI up.

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