Love Your Landscaping: 14 Ideas for Back Yard Remodels

February 6, 2024
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Whether you’re dreaming of a cozy retreat or an entertainment hub for your home in the Miami Valley, there are countless possibilities to transform your outdoor space. In this article, we dig through 14 fresh ideas for back yard remodels to design a breathtaking haven.

1. Native Plants

Enhance your back yard with native plants that thrive in Ohio’s climate, adding natural beauty while requiring less maintenance.

2. Paver Patio

Create a stylish and durable patio space using pavers, perfect for outdoor gatherings and relaxation.

3. Firepit

Install a fire feature for cozy evenings outdoors, enjoying the warmth and creating a focal point for socializing. Your firepit can burn wood or be fueled by natural gas, which allows for easy push-button igniting.

4. Outdoor Kitchen

Turn your back yard into a culinary paradise with an outdoor kitchen, ideal for warm-weather cooking and entertaining. In the design phase, consider how much prep you’ll do in the space and what equipment, tools or serving pieces you’ll want to store outside.

5. Deck

Elevate your outdoor space with a well-designed deck, perfect for dining, lounging and soaking up the sun. Talk to us about today’s low-maintenance deck materials. 

6. Rock Garden

Create a tranquil rock garden for a low-maintenance, visually appealing landscape. This type of feature can be especially helpful if you need to address drainage issues in your yard.

7.  Water Feature

Install a soothing water feature, like a fountain or pond, to add a touch of tranquility to your back yard. There’s nothing like the sight and sound of dancing water.

8. Shaded Seating

When the dog days of summer hit the Dayton area, you’ll be happy for a place to cool off. Add an elegant pergola, pavilion or gazebo to provide shade and define a designated seating area.

9. Outdoor Lighting

Illuminate your back yard with strategic lighting to create ambiance and extend usability into the evening. Lighting can help make your outdoor areas safer, too, by illuminating pathways and stairs. 

10. Stone Seating

Incorporate natural stone benches or seat walls for comfortable and rustic seating options. These hardscaping elements give a landscape design “good bones.” 

11. Mosaic Pathways

Bring artistry to your back yard remodel with mosaic pathways that lead to different zones.

12. Play Zone

Create a fun, safe play area for children with playground equipment, or install a sports court for active, screen-free family fun. 

13. Pool and Hot Tub

Install a pool and a hot tub for the ultimate backyard oasis to cool off during hot Ohio summers or soothe sore muscles year-round. We are experts at designing pools to suit every back yard.

14. Bird Feeding Station

Attract local wildlife with a bird feeding station. Add comfortable seating for birdwatching and talk to us about the best bird-friendly plants and trees for your landscaping.

Stylish and Functional Back Yard Remodels

With these creative ideas, your back yard can become a true extension of your home, offering a perfect blend of functionality and aesthetics. Choose the elements that resonate with your style and interests to ensure your back yard remodel is a success. Schedule a consultation now and take the first step toward the back yard of your dreams!

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