Backyard Additions That Improve Your Quality of Life

With intermittent quarantines and lockdowns a reality for many, outdoor living space is now more of a haven than ever.

But what aspects and upgrades of your backyard should you focus on? If you’re looking to make some additions, here are important things to consider for improvement.

A Patio Seating Area

A comfortable, relaxing seating area is a must for any improved backyard. Having a nice place to sit and entertain guests allows you to make an inviting and comfortable backyard space where you’ll want to spend more time.

If you already have a patio, creating an outdoor seating area is as simple as buying some new and stylish outdoor furniture. For those whose yards don’t have a patio or deck, consider doing an upgrade and installing one.

For example, decks can be a great investment with over 50% return on resale value if you decide to sell your house in the future.

Pools and Hot Tubs

Pools and hot tubs are also great ideas for upgrading your yard. If you have a family, especially with young children, pools can be a fantastic way to get the kids going out into the yard constantly in the warmer months.

Just be sure to surround your new pool with a gate for safety purposes.

Hot tubs have many uses that make them great additions to your backyard. In some ways, hot tubs can actually be a better option than pools simply because of their sizeyou won’t need as big of a yard to add oneand their versatility.

Since hot tubs have adjustable temperature gauges, they can be utilized throughout the colder months and a night-time attraction in hotter weather.

Lawn Games and Accessories

If you don’t have the space for a swimming pool installation, or if you have leftover yard space afterwards, consider designating an area for lawn games.

Many traditional lawn games can be scaled down for a more compact backyard space. There are lots of lawn game ideas to try, such as croquet, bocce ball, lawn tennis, or mini golf.

Many of these games and their props can be quickly and simply installed and torn down, leaving the rest of your backyard a versatile space.

Whether you’re planning on doing some serious upgrades or you just want to make your backyard space a little cozier, there are many ways you can achieve your desired ambiance.

What will work best within your backyard parameters?

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Maire Shield

Maire Shield worked for 15 years as an interior design consultant in Albuquerque and is now retired after selling her business. She now shares her experience and knowledge through blogging to help other people create a beautiful home for themselves.

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