Five Projects to Spice Up Your Backyard

12 Jul 2016 11:19 AM | Colleen Corrigan (Administrator)

Have you begun tackling your big seasonal projects yet? Do you find yourself procrastinating because you are secretly dreading the process? Backyard renovation projects can seem overwhelming initially, but with proper planning and resources in place, your family can have a great time designing and executing a stylish outdoor space. Here are some popular ideas to get you started:

 A New Deck

Whether you are adding a deck for the first time or updating an old one, a high­quality deck provides an outdoor haven and a social gathering space for your home. CMBAMembers can help you create a living space that is suited to your favorite activities, such as grilling, lounging, or playing. 

Backyard Landscaping 

Simple changes in your backyard landscaping can create dynamic changes in your home. Add a plant bed to camouflage deck posts. Add stone pavers to create welcoming walkways that wind around your backyard. Create a cozy seating corner for late night conversations. Consider how a pergola or gazebo could add structural interest to your space. 

A Fire Pit 

Why settle for plastic lawn chairs around a few stacks of logs when you can build your own custom fire pit? Builders from the CMBA can help you design a custom fire pit with built-­in seating, unique structural lines, or outdoor coverage that allows you to enjoy a fire in the rain. Create a space that will inspire beautiful, cozy, and comforting bonfires. 

An Outdoor Kitchen 

For the family who loves to gather around the kitchen, a backyard kitchen can bring your time together outdoors. An open-­air kitchen can create a welcoming environment for your outdoor gatherings, elevate your dinner parties, and increase your home’s value. You can make simple ch​anges to improve your grilling station or major changes like adding a stonework pizza oven or a kitchen island with a built­-in stove top and bar. Either way, an outdoor kitchen will lay the groundwork for some memorable meals. 

A “She Shed” 

A rising trend, a “She Shed” could be an excellent space for the lady of the home. A separate living space, the She Shed can be an oasis, a getaway from home that’s right at home! Build your dream space with any theme in mind—clean and modern, tropical oasis, French country cottage, or Bohemian hideaway. A She Shed can function as an art studio, a relaxing lounge, a reading library, or a crafter’s creative realm. 

Don’t let your backyard renovation project overwhelm you! As an excellent local and professional resource for home renovations and additions, the Central Minnesota Builders Association can assist you with every project you have your eyes set on this summer. Visit here to collaborate with the Central Minnesota Builders Association for your most stylish and functional backyard yet.

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