Updated: Sep 13
So you have decided to dress up your backyard. First thing you will need to do is find a trusting contractor that specializes in building outdoor living spaces and schedule a consultation. Have your home survey ready so they have an idea of the space they will be working with prior to the initial consultation.
While you await for your consultation, you will need to think about the necessities that will have to be added to the space. Then you can add onto your list with what you dream to be built in. If you already have certain items or areas consider if those will be renovated or if they will be completely removed or stripped.
Swimming Pool Addition or Renovation
There are many different types and styles of pools available. Modern pools are square or rectangular with definitive corners. Free form pools have free flowing lines and not one is identical as they fill the space freely.
Pergola's are a great addition as they provide a definite space. They are great for socializing but also a calming space for relaxation. If you plan to spend a lot of time in your new backyard, a makes a wonderful extension to your home as it provides a space for all seasons at anytime of day.
If you are a social person, planning to host social events, an outdoor kitchen is a must. Everyone can gather around and socialize while the food is being prepared. The best part of designing an outdoor kitchen is you can add pieces as you find the need for them.