It’s easy to take a drab, boring yard and upgrade it to something awesome! It can be as extravagant as adding a whole new deck with an outdoor kitchen, or as simple as putting a fence up to let your dog run free in the backyard. Here are just a few ways your yard can be transformed into an outdoor haven.

How about a deck? Decks are a great way to add a relaxing space to a backyard. They can be a simple or multiple stories, including a balcony. The seating can be up on the deck with a hammock and the grill to enjoy the nice sunny weather while the kids are down on the ground playing on the grass or in the pool. If the house doesn’t have a second floor or a spot for a deck an Accessory Dwelling Unit can be added to give extra space to entertain!

wood deck with stairs

Decks are a great way to add a relaxing space to a backyard.

wood deck with wood railing

Railings are added for safety on decks and stairs.

Get Railing! Railings are added for safety on decks and stairs. It’s to help make sure no one accidentally walk or falls off the edge. Just because it’s a necessity doesn’t mean it has to be ugly. The railing is custom designed to fit the new deck or balcony. It can be made with weather-resistant wood and can be low maintenance so you can enjoy it day-after-day.

Add Some Shade – Pergolas and gazebos are a great way to add a shady spot to the yard without building onto the house. Gazebos will give you a covered roof so no extra materials are needed. A pergola will have open slots on the roof to allow some sun in or to check out the stars at night from the comfy outdoor chair. A protective covering can be added for shade and taken down when needed.

Cedar Gazebo Backyard Garden Park

Pergolas and gazebos add a shady spot to the yard without building onto the house.

outdoor kitchen & bbq

An outdoor kitchen is more than just a simple grill.

That Epic Barbeque – An outdoor kitchen is more than just a simple grill. The whole set could be a grill, an outdoor stove, with a sink and a small fridge. The entire meal is cooked outside so you can enjoy the fresh air and the people you’re entertaining. Another plus is that you’re not adding extra heat in your house by using the kitchen in the summer. The house stays cool and the bugs stay out.

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