Mar 16 2012
Improvement projects around the house add to the value of your home. If you are considering a backyard makeover there are few things you should know before you embark on that project. Here are few things to consider.
End result: You should know what your end result is. If you are tired of mowing existing grass in your backyard, you can reduce or eliminate grass area. You can replace your grass with concrete that require little or no maintenance and place furniture and other items. If you like water, you can create a small pond or pool with a gazebo.
Cost: It is always the deciding factor. But you can attend to your home improvement project in phases in order to distribute cost over time.
Lighting: Lighting can add a dramatic feel to your improvement project. Know where you will be placing lights for nighttime use.
Functionality: Your backyard is your private oasis. It should cater to your enjoyment. Create places where you can relax and carryout a conversation with your friends and family and entertain them.
Topography: If your backyard is flat, consider creating layers to give it a dimension. You can also add a raised deck to create the same impact.