7 Things to Build in Your Backyard

August 14, 2018

When building a custom home, it can be easy to get distracted by the interior details and forget about the backyard. You’ll likely want to use this space, so you don’t want to forget about it. Outdoor living spaces are the perfect solution to a bare backyard. Here are a few things to build in your backyard:

1. Outdoor Kitchen

If you’re a fan of cooking and love using the grill, an outdoor kitchen could be the perfect thing to build in your backyard. Outdoor kitchens give you a dedicated space to cook outside.

A built-in grill, prep space, and a sink gives you everything you need for the perfect barbecue or meal outside. It also makes entertaining guests a lot easier.

2. Pool House

Should there be a swimming pool in your custom home plans, you can build a pool house nearby. This could be a small shed used for storage of everything pool-related. This makes it easy to keep pool chemicals, pool toys, and other items in one place and stored safely out of the way when they are not in use.

You could build a bigger pool house that is also a livable space. If it includes a bedroom, bathroom, and a kitchen, you can rent it out or use it as a guest house; you’ll likely get bonus points and provide a much better guest experience if it also has its own laundry unit.

3. Garden

If you’re planning to start a backyard garden, this is a good time to start building and planning it out. This will allow you to lay out any specific vegetable or flower plots, dig them up, and add other landscaping elements.

You could build a bridge, a fairy village, stone pathways, butterfly or bird feeders, and more – whatever you want in order to get your dream garden to go along with your dream home.

4. Gazebo

Custom homeowners with a green thumb who plan on having an extensive backyard garden can build a gazebo in their backyard. This space can be used as a relaxing sitting area or could include a table and chairs for tea and snacks. A gazebo can also add an elegant design element to your backyard while also creating a useful space, which is why it’s a popular idea for outdoor living spaces.

5. Treehouse

If you’ve always dreamed of having a treehouse, you may be able to build one in your backyard. A lot of this will depend on your land and local building regulations. But, if everything works out, you could have your very own treehouse in the backyard with all the features you want.

6. Playset

Growing families may want to consider building a playset in their backyard to create a kid-friendly backyard. A standard playset usually consists of a swing or two and a slide.

More complex and complicated playsets are available as well and you can always have something custom-built. Obstacle courses are becoming more popular for kids and adults as are agility courses for dogs.

7. Storage Shed or Workshop

A storage shed or workshop is a practical option to build in your backyard. A storage shed gives you just that, more storage. It’s a handy place to store things that don’t fit in the garage or that you don’t want to keep in the house. This space could easily also serve as a workshop.

It’s a place where tools can be stored and work can be completed. Whatever your hobby is, a workshop can be a good space to store what you need and also provide a place where you can create without causing a mess in the house or disturbing others. Plus, there are many ways to use a shed beyond just storage or a workshop, so it’s a flexible, versatile addition to your backyard.

Something fun is one of the backyard must-haves for your custom home. Getting the chance to design and build your own custom home is exciting and working with the right custom home builder for you ensures you get what you want in every part of your home, including the backyard. If you’re ready to start the journey towards your custom home, call Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090 to make your dream home a reality.