Backyard Upgrades for a Great Summer

Backyard Upgrades for a Great Summer

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Spending your summer in the open and enjoying the amazing weather in your backyard is one of the most special feelings in the world. However, you need to maintain this space regularly and put in lots of hard work, time and money into it if you want it to be on the highest level. Introducing new things every once in a while is vital, so if you too have a backyard but still don’t know what to do with it, here are some of the best landscaping upgrades to consider this summer for your home or rental property.

Tennis court

The tennis championship in Wimbledon has just finished and it’s nearly time for the US Open, so why don’t you start thinking about building a court in your backyard and playing some tennis?

Some people may find this idea extravagant, but tennis enthusiasts around the world are going to love it, and the best thing about it is that you don’t really have to do too much in order to make this dream come true. You can do this on your own or hire a professional to handle the project on your behalf, but just imagine how much fun you’ll be having playing tennis with your friends and family all summer long!

Swimming pool

If you have a huge backyard but you aren’t a fan of tennis, you can turn this space into a pool – it’s going to be just as big as your tennis court and quite enjoyable, especially during the summer!

Again, building a pool is much easier than most people think. You basically just have to dig a huge hole, create foundations, insulate them properly, pour the walls, lay tiles, fill the space with water and dive right in. Swimming is a great exercise and it will get you in shape sooner than you’d think, so make the most of your backyard by building a pool and spending your summer there.

Water features

Backyards are perfect for water features, but if you’re not a fan of swimming, there are other options you could take into consideration. Ponds, hot tubs, fountains and water walls are just some of the ways to introduce a water feature into your backyard, so just pick the one that suits you the most.

Another idea you might want to think about is installing a luxury spa that doesn’t take up as much room as a pool but is just as relaxing, enjoyable and thrilling. It also introduces a dose of luxury and elegance into your backyard and takes it to a whole new level – visually, aesthetically and logistically – while also significantly boosting the value of your property.

Outdoor kitchen

When swimming, tennis and relaxing in an outdoor spa become too tiring, it’s time to take a break and eat something – but the kitchen is far away! Luckily, you can build an outdoor one right behind your house and prepare and serve all your meals there.

All you have to do is bring your grill, fridge and stove outside, and you’ll be able to cook all your favorite food without stepping inside the house. Eating outside is one of the best feelings in the world, and you’ll be able to experience it by hosting lots of summer parties and welcoming all your guests in your amazing outdoor space.

A few other things you need to include in your new backyard layout include a covered or screened porch, a space for your flowers, a small garden for your vegetables and spices, as well as a lounge area with some comfortable furniture where you and your loved ones can spend those warm summer evenings and enjoy your backyard to the fullest.

By Diana Smith