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Outdoor Home Improvement Ideas for Your Backyard

Learn to create a beautiful space for entertainment and gardening.

Have you been thinking about how you want to use your outdoor living space this spring and summer season? If entertaining and gardening are on your list, this post is for you. We’re featuring five outdoor home improvement ideas to spruce up your backyard and make it a better place for entertainment and gardening:

One of our outdoor home improvement ideas for your backyard is to add a deck or patio for entertaining.

Add a deck or patio

Adding a deck or paved patio to your backyard allows you create a place to set furniture, a grill, and flower pots. Suddenly, your backyard becomes an extension of your living space where friends and family can mingle.

These creative deck design ideas feature a variety of materials and offer inspiration for creating beautifully functional outdoor space you can enjoy all summer long.

Construct a pergola

Perhaps you already have a deck or patio. Spruce it up by installing a pergola to provide shade over the sitting area. You have many material and style choices for shading your patio and providing privacy, including wood and stone. Whether your home is traditional or contemporary, work with an expert remodeler who can help you match the pergola style to the architecture.

Build a shed

Do you like gardening? Are you handy around the house? If so, you might benefit from extra storage space for tools and supplies, and a backyard shed is a perfect option. You can even use it as an outdoor workshop if you make it large enough. Check out free downloadable shed plans online for help designing the perfect shed for your needs.

Add a trellis

If you’re looking for an aesthetically pleasing outdoor home improvement idea, consider adding a trellis. Latticework provides an ideal surface for vines and other climbing plants. Install one to improve privacy, conceal a compost heap, or add interest to your home’s siding.

Plant a vegetable garden

Flower gardens are beautiful, but vegetable gardens have an added benefit: you can eat what you grow! Experiment with different plants and get satisfaction from growing fresh, organic produce for your family. Check out these ideal planting dates in the Madison, WI area for the best times to plant and harvest.

Whether you want to use your backyard to entertain or garden, these outdoor home improvement ideas will transform your space just in time for warmer weather. For more ways to improve your home’s exterior, visit our Waunakee Remodeling showroom or call 608.709.7517 to connect with our exterior remodeling experts today.  

Check out our growing library of articles on our blog for more exterior remodeling ideas.