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5 Ways to Improve Your Backyard

Sep 29, 2022

Spending time outdoors in the Sunshine State is one of the best ways to pass the time, especially if you can do so in your own backyard. But, if your backyard is a bit boring or lacking that wow factor, try some of these tips to improve your backyard.

Private, backyard pool by the beach

Number 1

Install a pool

If you spend more than a couple of minutes outside during a Florida summer, you’ll be looking for a way to beat the heat. An inground pool in your backyard is the perfect way to do that. It’s the perfect centerpeice for so many fun outdoor activities with friends and family. In fact, a lot Floridians already know the value of having a pool because around 15% of homes in Florida have an outdoor, inground pool. In Tampa, that number rises to close to 28%.

Some of the most fun activities that pools create are:

  • Outdoor BBQs
  • Suntanning
  • Relaxing in the pool (preferably with a drink)
  • Exercising
  • Playing pool games with the kids
  • And so much more

You can also add some unique elements to your pool to make it even more special and enjoyable:

  • Custom rockwork
  • In-pool seating
  • LED lighting
  • Fire pits
  • Waterfalls
  • Rain arcs
  • and much more

Are you interested in installing a pool in your Tampa area home? Contact us for a free, no-obligation pool estimate.

Paver patio in backyard with string lights

Number 2

Install a paver patio

A lot of outdoor hangouts require some sort of meeting place, and a paver patio is the perfect spot for that. Create a seating area to spend quality time with friends and family outdoors. Enjoy a meal outside, a refreshing drink, or just enjoy each other’s company with a change of scenery.

Pergola and fire pit in backyard

Number 3

Outdoor fire pit

While Florida is known for its heat, we have our fair share of cold winter nights. For these, what’s better than gathering around a fire with friends and family? Make smores, roast marshmallows or hot dogs, and enjoy some quality time around a professional firepit installation in your backyard.

Residential outdoor kitchen

Number 4

Outdoor kitchen

Nothing brings people together like food. Sure, you can make food indoors and bring it outside to enjoy, but there’s something special about cooking and enjoying a meal outdoors. This is an especially great option for those that like to host gatherings often.

Pergola and seating area in backyard

Number 5

Pergola and seating area

Don’t want to go the whole 9 yards just yet? Creating a simple, shaded space to sit around with friends and family will give you the push you need to spend more time outdoors. A pergola is a great, affordable option for those that are looking to improve their backyard. Create your new favorite eating spot or place to catch up with friends.

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