The most favorable time to begin your backyard renovations runs from late spring to early fall, in most areas.
Your backyard is not just an outdoor space; it’s a canvas for creativity. With the right inspiration and planning, you can transform your backyard into a haven that reflects your personality and lifestyle. Outdoor furniture, lighting, plants, and water features can all be incorporated to enhance the beauty of your home while adding value. The possibilities for designing your backyard are endless, and with the right ideas and inspiration, you can create a functional and beautiful space that meets your needs and desires.
Gappsi’s latest backyard renovation design was located in East Northport, NY. Our team started by installing a new limestone patio. It was paved with the Limestone G044 selected from the Gappsi Natural Stone Collection. The stone pavers are a combination of grays, whites, and beige colors with a marbleized look.
An outdoor kitchen should be seriously considered for your backyard. An outdoor kitchen can be combined with a bar to create a complete dining area. The backyard bar design ideas are limitless! Just grab some stools, and you’re good to go. Plus, if you want your outdoor living room to be the place where loved ones gather. An outdoor kitchen will ensure you’re always the host, no matter the occasion! It is the most functional feature you could add to your backyard. You’ll use it to grill delicious food. An outdoor grill station is something you can use and enjoy right away. Regardless of whether the rest of your backyard is complete or not everyone will have a memorable time and it will be in your backyard!
We installed an L-shaped outdoor kitchen with travertine silver color four-inch high random length stone veneers. On the countertop, we used polished granite including a raised bar area for additional seating. To complete the outdoor kitchen we installed a Twin Eagles bar sink, a Summit refrigerator, all Twin Eagles stainless steel cabinets, and a Delta Grill including a side burner.
Fire Pits | Fireplace
There’s nothing quite like cozying up to a warm fire especially when it’s in your own backyard! We installed a fireplace in the back and a vinyl pergola. We installed a wood-burning fireplace and veneered it with the same silver travertine in a random pattern. Added to the design is a combination of boxes on both sides of the fire chamber to store the wood. The fireplace was custom-designed. Gappsi’s team used bluestone treads for each mantel on the fireplace and over the wood box.
Water Features | Fountains
If you’re going for a high-end aesthetic with your backyard design. A water feature is going to be a must-have! Just about any option you choose is going to increase the serenity of your space. If you already have a swimming pool. One of the more popular options is installing a stone waterfall to pour directly into the pool. The possibilities are endless! There are water walls, streams that can run through your entire yard, courtyard fountains, staircase waterfalls, and others! Regardless of what you choose, it is important to ensure you work with your backyard, not against it.
Country Lane Vinyl Pergola With EZShade
Next Gappsi added a pergola near the fireplace area to add a seating area to enjoy the crackling of the fire. Country Lane makes this pergola along with the EZShade System that rolls on tracks.
You can use it to protect yourself from the sun during the hot summer days. It is like an umbrella and also protects from dampness coming over the sitting area.
A Pergola Compared To A Gazebo – What Is the Difference?
Pergolas shade owners from the sun’s rays and enclosed styles can keep you dry during periods of rain showers. Pergola is an Italian word with ancient origins deriving from the Latin term “pergola” which means latticework or trellis structure that supports climbing plants. They are distinguishable from gazebos because of their differing dimensions. A gazebo is a freestanding structure with open sides, and a roof, and typically constructed in hexagonal or octagonal shapes. Pergola structures consist of parallel columns that hold up an open roof or grid of beams, rafters, or latticework.
Pergolas can be customized to include retractable grommet curtains for privacy, incandescent lighting for nighttime lounging, picturesque box planters or hanging planters filled with fragrant herbs or flowers, and ornate trellises for fast-growing vines to climb.
How Do I Choose The Right Pergola Design For My Backyard?
The main thing to keep in mind is that you want your pergola to match your home and yard aesthetic. If you’re living in a traditional home, for example, you probably don’t want to select a sleek, contemporary, steel pergola. You also want to be mindful of size.
Do Pergolas Add Value to Your Home?
Before investing in one, many homeowners wonder if a pergola will add value to their home. While there are many caveats, in short, the answer is yes. A pergola has the potential to add value to your home, with many estimates putting the return on investment at somewhere around 50% to 80%.
How Do You Make A Pergola Look Nice?
Gappsi is an authorized dealer for Country Lane, Included in their product line are pavilions and gazebos. Visit our showroom to see our Country Lane display. This is the latest pergola installation with a fireplace, patio, and outdoor kitchen all completed with limestone selected from the Gappsi natural stone collection.