If you’re not currently using your backyard, you might be missing out on an opportunity to add a few hundred square feet of living space to your property. Outdoor living spaces can have all the comforts that you normally find only in the confines of four walls, and you get the added benefit of fresh air.
An outdoor structure, often a deck or patio, is usually the anchor of an outdoor living space. From there, many people choose to add a grilling station (or even a full-scale outdoor kitchen) and a fireplace or fire pit. An outdoor water feature, such as a fountain or pond, adds calming white noise and visual interest, and landscape lighting ensures that get-togethers don’t have to end when the sun goes down.
When you’re ready to take advantage of your home’s backyard, look for a design/build firm that will work with you on everything from deck design to the layout of the space as a whole. Not sure where to start? Contact one of our Best Picks listed below.