Backyard Design Projects to Do Before Summer Ends

If you want to get the most out of your backyard remodeling projects, the best time to get them done is right now. Summer is quickly approaching its end, which means if you want to be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor, you had better settle on what projects you want to complete and knock them out before summer is over. 

Luckily, there’s never a shortage of backyard remodeling projects to choose from, and this year is no different. So, if you want to upgrade your backyard, here are a few projects you might want to consider. 

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1. Gazebo

A gazebo gives you so many options when it comes to backyard entertainment. Whether you just want a nice shaded spot to get out of the elements for a while or you want an alternative spot for people to sit down and eat, gazebos have long been a backyard go-to for homeowners far and wide. 

However, one of the most overlooked aspects of any gazebo is the floor. You need it built out of materials that are durable and reliable enough to stand up to outdoor abuse. We like a concrete floor fortified with a concrete surface hardener that won’t quickly wear out, even under prolific foot traffic. 

If you live in an area with extreme weather, we also recommended installing magnetic storm windows. These windows are held in place by a strong magnetic pull and are designed to handle extreme winds and rain. 

2. A New Pool

Although it would be quite difficult to get a new pool installed before the end of the summer, it’s hard to overstate what a new backyard pool can do for you when it comes to backyard entertainment. There’s not much better than taking a dip on a hot day in the privacy of your own backyard. 

If you can afford it, investing in an in-ground pool is one of the smartest choices you can make as a homeowner. It will send your property value through the roof and can be thoroughly enjoyed with your family and friends. It’s also a great way to get some socially distanced exercise if you’re concerned about Covid-19 as well. 

Of course, the main problem with a backyard pool isn’t the pool itself, but the perimeter. If your pool is bordered by grass and dirt, expect a lot of muddy footprints and an eroded yard. You can prevent this by installing a pool deck as well, but you’ll need an effective pool deck drain to help prevent slips and falls. 

It may be best to consider a new pool and decking as a project to get a headstart on for the fall and winter. A heated pool can still be a great enjoyment for you and your family in the colder months. It will also keep you cool during any unseasonably warm months in the fall as well.

3.  Fencing

Fencing is an excellent way to set boundaries, improve your privacy, and give pets an enclosed space to run around in. Installing a fence is easier than it looks and there are many different types to choose from. 

You could opt for a traditional picket fence, plastic PVC fencing, a chain-link fence, or even an intricate brick or concrete fence. You can even incorporate your fence as part of a larger aesthetic by installing a horizontal/contemporary fence, a laser-cut metal fence with light posts, slatted wooden fencing, or mixed material fencing. 

You’d be surprised just how much variety there is when it comes to backyard fencing, so this is one remodeling project you’d be wise to consider before summer ends. 

Now is Your Last Chance to Get some Backyard Remodeling Projects Done Before Summer Ends

Transform your backyard into a place you have no problem hanging out in all day before summer ends. Whether you install a gazebo, new fencing, a pool, or any combination of the three, you’re sure to thank yourself later as you gaze upon a yard that’s been transformed by the addition of one or more of these impactful remodeling projects. 

Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value