Luxury Exterior Ideas to Transform Your Backyard

It’s easy to take the backyard for granted as a homeowner. You get used to letting the dog out there to run around, mowing the grass, or maybe even doing some gardening and barbequing when you get the chance. When you get into a routine like that, you may stop to think that you might actually be underutilizing your exterior space.

Backyards can take up a lot of the space of your property, particularly on large, deep lots that provide a lot of privacy. If you’ve left your backyard unplanned and unshaped, it can mean you have a lot of underused space. Adding some design features, things to do, and a sense of place can transform your backyard into a place where you and your family will spend their whole summer.

Life is better outside. Make the most of your backyard with some of these luxury exterior ideas.

1. Custom Swimming Pools

The secret to spending more time in your backyard can be pretty simple. Going for a dive in the pool is the perfect antidote to a hot summer afternoon. Being outdoors in the summer can improve your mood and creates all kinds of health benefits, but it can be a pretty tough sell when a heat wave rolls through and the air conditioning is inside.

Don’t let the heat ruin your summer. A custom swimming pool can look beautiful and provide hours of entertain for you and the kids.

2. Composite Decks

Adding a deck to your backyard is the perfect way to unlock indoor-outdoor living. The elevated surface of a deck gives you more space to furnish and decorate, and it helps define your backyard.

Decking contractors often recommend using composite for a deck rather than wood like cedar or pressure-treated pine. Composite is made from a combination of recycled plastics and sawdust. It’s more resistant to fading, won’t crack or split like wood, and doesn’t need to be stained or sealed the way wood has to be.

3. Interlocking Patios and Walkways

Interlocking is a system of concrete pavers arranged in patterns and interlocked with one another. They are an increasingly popular way to provide a more solid surface in your backyard for walking or defining space. They’re great around swimming pools or fireplaces, as they let you put down patio furniture and create an improved sense of space.

4. Custom Carpentry

Custom carpentry can help you make your backyard truly unique with small structures or architectural elements that give shape and function to more of the space in your backyard.

With custom carpentry, you can built a hot tub enclosure, a cabana, or even a standalone home office that will help you get out of the house for some peace, quiet, and extra sunshine.

Defining your backyard with a deck, interlocking patio, and custom carpentry can make it feel more inviting to use. Adding luxury touches like a custom swimming pool can elevate it into the new social hub of your home, and a plan where you’ll want to spend all of your time.