Backyard Home Improvement Ideas

by Dave The Handyman on April 3, 2011

Being a contractor in the air conditioning field, I get a chance to visit a lot of houses, and I mean some nice houses at that. This is great for several reasons, and I also get to see their back yards when I am checking out their units. This gives me many backyard home improvements ideas that I would like to share with you.

If you are a fish lover, and want to add some life to your back yard, you may want to think about getting a Koi Pond put in your back yard. I have seen these up close in person, and although they are way out of my budget, they look absolutely amazing, not only that, they can be customized to fit the entire look of your back yard.

Another great home improvement for your backyard, would be putting in a concrete area and building a fire pit. If you are someone that likes to cook on the grill, then this would be a great way to host parties and stuff.

One type of backyard home improvement that I see when I am at homes that are on the water are tiki huts. Tiki huts give your back yard a great tropical feel. And it goes without saying that if you have a tiki hut, then you must have a bar there, or else it wouldn’t be a tiki hut in my opinion. If you want to take it a step further, you can install some outdoor HD televisions inside of your tiki hut, be mindful that these types of televisions are more expensive than normal ones, but they are made to withstand certain weather conditions, and the sea salt, if you happen to live on saltwater.

Of course you can also do the popular types of home improvements, such as building a shed, remodeling or installing a swimming pool, planting palm trees, building a playground, putting in a sand box, or anything that you heart desires.

If you have kids and want to get them into sports, and have the room, why not modify your back yard for the certain sport that they like. For instance putting in a basketball court is not as hard and expensive as one may think, with the right planning and budget, it can be done for a little over a thousand dollars, depending on many factors of course, as you may need to have a concrete truck show up at your home once you get the foundation in tact.

If you are feeling really frisky, you could even build a small guest house in your back yard. Though this is not really in the category of a diy home improvement, as you will definitely need a team of contractors, as plumbing and electrical will have to be ran into the guest house. These are just a couple of ideas that you could do for backyard home improvements, so let your imagination run wild, and see what you can come up with.

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