Most homeowners spend the bulk of their renovation money on improving the interior of their homes. This isn’t surprising as inside is where families spend the most time. Improving the backyard is usually something that is kept on the backburner outside of the usual seasonal upkeep because, let’s be honest, renovating the backyard can be expensive and time consuming.
But, what if you didn’t have to worry about money? What if you had all the money you need and then some to create the perfect dream backyard? What would you do? Enter and win the Publishers Clearing House Dream Home Sweepstakes and you could be able to do just that! Here are ten luxury backyard ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
#1: Custom Deck or Patio
Building a custom deck or patio off your home in the backyard will extend your home’s usable space. As a result, you’ll not only get a comfortable place for enjoying your yard; your home will also experience an increase in value, especially if you go with a premium composite decking material or natural stone or tile for your patio.
#2: Outdoor Kitchen
Everyone loves barbequing outside in the summer, but imagine if you had a full professional kitchen off of your patio? These days, there are plenty of high-end appliance manufacturers who make outdoor-friendly appliances, from refrigerators to ovens and more! Install your outdoor kitchen under a permanent overhang and you can even enjoy it all year round.
#3: Fire Pit
A fire pit is a natural gravitational spot in the backyard. It’s where everyone gathers to share stories, roast marshmallows, or sit under the stars. With the money you win from the sweepstakes, you can opt for a luxurious custom-built fire pit that looks as great as it feels on a chilly evening.
#4: Outdoor Bar
If you love hosting parties in your backyard, then a well-equipped outdoor bar is something you might want to have. You can serve drinks poolside, where you’ll be the host with the most.
#5: In-Ground Swimming Pool
In-ground swimming pools can be very expensive to have installed, but once you have one, you’ll never want to be without one. After all, what other feature turns your backyard into an escape better than a beautiful, sparkling swimming pool? It’s why so many homeowners choose a swimming pool as the first thing they’ll add to their backyard should they ever win a sweepstakes.
#6: Hot Tub
A hot tub is the perfect complement to your in-ground swimming pool. There’s nothing better than relaxing in the soothing warmth of your hot tub with a glass of wine in hand. You’ll feel like absolute royalty.
#7: Luxury Patio Furniture
With your new patio or deck you aren’t going to want to use your old worn-out patio furniture, are you? Today there are plenty of luxurious options available for outdoor furniture. From Bohemian couches to exquisite wicker furniture to colorful rugs to weatherproof pillows and more, the options for creating your own custom space outside are endless. For the best looking backyard, details such as your choice in patio furniture matter.
When you think about your dream backyard, what do you see? Most people desire private yards filled with lush foliage, trees, and flowers. They want to step out of their homes and into another world, one filled with beauty. Therefore, landscaping is a big consideration for any backyard renovation.
With such a beautiful backyard, you’re not going to want the fun to end when the sun goes down. So, lighting should also be a consideration in your renovation. From gorgeous Japanese paper lanterns to permanent deck lighting to twinkling lights in the trees, there are plenty of creative ways you can add light to your outdoor space.
#10: Curtained Cabana
You’ll feel like a Hollywood star with your very own curtained cabana poolside. Filled with plush seating, a table for drinks, and just the right amount of lighting, your posh cabana will be your absolute favorite spot in the backyard.
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