Do you use your home’s driveway for parking an extra vehicle? It’s true that the average American family owns about two light-duty vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, and vans) according to recent statistical data, which means that your home’s attached garage should be able to accommodate your parking needs. But, it’s also true that many families use their home’s integrated garage space to store other items, or even as a living area, displacing the cars that were supposed to “live” there.
The point is, if you’re parking your car, truck, or even your boat or camper outside on your driveway, you’re doing a disservice to both your vehicle and the pavement (and your wallet, too)! It’s time to consider how you can save your driveway and your money over the long term. We’re here to tell you that a detached, single-car garage is a great solution. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading
The right shed style for you and your property has plenty to do with personal taste and aesthetic preferences, but there are distinct advantages to each style in terms of functionality, too. Some excel at storage while others are suitable for spending quality time inside relaxing or working on projects.
Today we’re taking a closer look at how to choose between the wide variety of shed models, each nearly infinitely customizable, that we proudly build here at Backyard Unlimited. With the amazing number of possibilities, your perfect shed can become a reality with just a few thoughtful decisions. Continue reading
Have you been dreaming of ways to make your backyard more inviting and livable? Perhaps you have a deck where you enjoy spending time, but it gets hot in the afternoon sun with little or no shade. Or maybe your backyard doesn’t currently have many comfortable features beyond a few chairs or a basic patio. Landscape structures can offer new options for relaxing on your own property. In fact, you may find that creating a calm oasis in your backyard with a gazebo, pavilion, or pergola makes it difficult to spend time anywhere else!
The question is, which structure is the best choice for your unique property? And what are the differences between these three main types anyway? Here at Backyard Unlimited we often hear from customers just beginning a backyard improvement project who don’t know what best suits their personal style while solving all challenges presented by their particular outdoor living space. Understanding the key differences between gazebos, pavilions, and pergolas will help you choose the best structure for your individual yard and lifestyle. Let’s take a closer look at each. Continue reading
As an avid backyard gardener, you have probably been considering adding a greenhouse to your property for some time to enhance your gardening capabilities. The colder seasons have always meant hanging up your gloves and trowel for months at a time. And, when you can get your hands into the soil, you are continually battling pesky wildlife to protect delicate seedlings and plants. You know that a greenhouse would be a huge help in making year-round growing a reality and offering substantial protection against those deer and gophers who view your garden as a free buffet. But, did you know that building a high-quality greenhouse is much easier and affordable than you may have imagined? Let’s consider some important reasons you need to take the plunge and add a greenhouse to your property now. Continue reading
If you’re reading this, it is likely that you’ve already been dreaming about constructing a new multi-car garage on your property. Maybe you’re thinking about finally using your garage for its intended purpose – providing a secure, sheltered place to protect your most valuable mobile possessions. Or perhaps you just like the flexibility of a detached garage space to use as a large workshop, studio, or for overflow storage (those large overhead doors really can’t be beaten for access.) Whatever your reasons, there are some distinct advantages to constructing a new, detached multi-car garage on your property. Have you considered them all? Continue reading
If you find yourself looking out into your backyard and wondering what to do with it, we’re here to help. Backyards can be one of the most underutilized parts of a home but their potential is limitless. The best part is that any size yard can get a makeover that will increase the use you get out of it. With spring already here and summer looming, now’s the time to consider how you might like to enjoy your warm and sunny days outside—and how your yard can help get you there. Continue reading
As more people work from home or venture into the world of creating their own business, having a home office or studio is becoming increasingly more important. A recent trend has seen many of those additions being created right in one’s very own backyard. That’s right: a backyard office or studio. The benefits are many, and we’ve highlighted the core advantages to going the backyard studio/office route.
Keeping your home and garage clean and organized can feel like a struggle sometimes as more and more people succumb to busy work schedules and hectic family life. While you probably rise to the occasion and keep your house in working order, maybe you can’t say the same for your yard or garage.
We’ve all seen that one yard, covered in overgrown grass or littered with bicycles, toys, and random lawn care equipment. Don’t forget about the driveway cluttered with a basketball net, months’ old fertilizer, and sport equipment.
Maybe it’s a neighbor’s yard, or even your own; but the disorganization can get out of hand if left alone for too long. Improving your curb appeal doesn’t require a huge, expensive makeover. Sometimes it just takes a little bit of extra storage to get your yard in presentable shape. Not to mention, if you’ve been using your garage as “storage overflow” then you definitely want to look into a shed.
Yards can get boring fast when all you do is focus on the lawn and garden. Sometimes you need a little something else to draw the eye to the various locations around a big yard, or you have to introduce a new element to make the space more engaging.
Well, one basic structure can do that for a yard no matter how big or small it is.
An outdoor gazebo can easily turn a drab lawn into a happening nighttime party space or add a bit of romance to an otherwise featureless landscape.
With a gazebo, you can enjoy your yard rain or shine, or create an impromptu spot for friends and family to gather. The great thing about any outdoor structure like this is the level of customization you can achieve.
A storage shed keeps everything you want kept outside organized. Dirty equipment, gardening tools, lawn maintenance essentials—lawn mower, hoses, weed killer, etc. Basically everything you wouldn’t want to store inside your home for lack of space, or just a fondness for clean floors.
Practicing good home organizational skills doesn’t just mean keeping your desk or bedroom tidy. Your entire property can benefit from being organized, and storage sheds can be your best friend when it comes to outdoor storage. Combine that with the customizable nature of sheds and you’ve got the unsung hero of home organization.