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What Should You Consider

When Planning Your Backyard Remodel?

Creating the ideal home isn’t just about interiors, it’s about creating an attractive and functional outdoor environment as well. That’s why more and more homeowners are choosing backyard remodels to create the perfect stay-cation, and to extend entertaining and living areas beyond the walls of their homes. Here we look at some of the points you need to consider for building your dream space. 


When you’re thinking about how to redesign your backyard, you need to consider a couple of things – how you use your backyard now, and how you would like to ideally use your backyard in the future. Whether you want to use your backyard for entertaining, relaxing, playing sports, or all of the above, a carefully planned design based on your lifestyle can help you make the most of the space you have. 

Kids and Pets 

Considering that you’re remodeling your backyard for family use, it’s important to think about your kids and pets, too. If there are little ones at home, it’s highly crucial to take extra safety measures to keep your backyard kid-friendly. 


Warm summer nights and longer days can’t help but suggest outdoor entertaining. Adding an outdoor entertainment area is one of the most popular ways to extend home living space. Do you love hosting BBQ parties? A small outdoor kitchen with an earth tone countertop will put everything in place. 

For your visitors, a cozy nook can be completed with soft outdoor lounge chairs and plush pillows. A small fire pit on the side is perfect for roasting marshmallows. And of course, keep your backyard welcoming with pleasant landscaping and plants. 

The Right Pro 

With so many options to transform your backyard into your ideal relax and play space, talk to an experienced design build contractor about finding the right backyard remodel solution to add value and beauty to your home. 

By Gordon Reese, Gordon Reese Design Build, Resident since 2008

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Design, Build, and Remodeling
Gordon Reese
Gordon Reese Design Build

With over 35 years in business, our National Award-Winning Design Build firm has abundant experience with creating your dream spaces as your friend in the remodeling business! We design and remodel kitchens, baths, whole houses, and additions; from concept through completion, our highly skilled team of professionals are knowledgeable when it comes to transforming your living space. Great ideas, communication, and execution distinguish our process with award-winning results!

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