Landscaping your yard can make it more attractive as well as more practical, increasing your space for entertaining, relaxing and hanging out with family and friends. Swimming pools, patios and walkways add functionality as well as beauty to your surroundings. A family leisure pool can become the focus of your life all summer, for a refreshing swim after work or for an all day weekend barbecue.
Home improvement projects for your yard
Pools, patios and walkways are popular choices for home improvement projects. For kids and grownups alike, a family leisure pool will become the focus of summer days. There?s nothing like a refreshing swim to start your day, or to wind down in the evening. Lounging by the poolside with a long cold drink is the best way to recharge and prepare for the next day.
Barbecues, family picnics and birthday parties all are much more fun when they?re poolside. There?s something soothing about the sound of water lapping and fairy lights by night. In fact, if you go ahead and install an inground pool, be prepared for a sudden increase in your popularity in the neighborhood and among your friends.
Making the most of your backyard space
There are all kinds of creative options when it comes to landscaping and improving your backyard. Outdoor dining spaces, pools, walkways and patios are both attractive and practical. They increase the amount of living space, which can also be used for entertaining both small and large groups of friends.
More than half, or 51% of homeowners like the idea of pathways as a landscaping element, according to the 2016 Landscaping and Garden Trends Study from Houzz. Patios are another popular choice for homeowners. For many people, the peace and quiet of the outdoors makes it a good place to work as well.
How much will it cost?
Once you find the right landscaping company, you may find that the custom designed landscape you?ve been dreaming about is actually quite affordable. A good company can handle all aspects of the job, from design inspiration to construction.
The average cost of construction of a patio is $2,511, when the material used is concrete. The cost of staining a concrete patio is from $2 to $4 for a square foot. A concrete patio lasts a long time and will not crack or buckle in extreme weather.
Your backyard is your private retreat as well as your space for entertaining family and friends. Improvements such as a family leisure pool, patio and pathways can be surprisingly affordable, while adding to the beauty and functionality of your surroundings.