It’s not an exaggeration to say that almost all serious gardeners dream of adding the ultimate
garden tool to their collection – the backyard greenhouse. These home
horticulturalists know that there are many great
reasons to have your own greenhouse, but there is also a learning
curve when it comes to using the greenhouse most effectively and maximizing its
If you’ve recently invested in one of these growing
season-extending landscape structures or you’re still just in the building
planning phases, it’s important to learn
ways to make your greenhouse as efficient as possible and avoid common mistakes
new greenhouse gardeners make. Today’s post covers seven big things you need to
Every hard-working homeowner deserves a private retreat to pursue hobbies or just get away from it all. This is why so-called “She Sheds” and “Man Caves” have recently become all the rage in property improvement options.
It’s true that there are lots of creative uses for backyard sheds that allow you to add purpose-built space beyond the walls of your home for whatever activities you enjoy. However, She Sheds, Man Caves, and art or music studios are some of the most popular custom uses for our sheds here at Backyard Unlimited because they promote relaxation for busy adults.
These unique uses, along with others that promote more serious pursuits — like workout sheds to house home gyms, office sheds that allow you to work from home with fewer distractions, and more — give you a little space on your property that’s just for you.
Today we’re taking a closer look at various livable shed options to inspire you to build your own and claim a little fun and personal space in your own life! Continue reading
The holiday season has arrived, and as you “deck the halls” (and porches, roofs, trees, and bushes outdoors), we’re here to remind you that another decorating opportunity exists on your property that you may have overlooked – your landscape structures!
Gazebos, pergolas, pavilions, and even sheds benefit from festive makeovers and add an extra dimension of holiday “wow” to the exterior of your home. So grab another strand of lights and a wreath or two, and get to work!
Not sure where to start? That’s fine, too! Whether your decorating scheme tends toward the elegant and minimalist or the crazy and over-the-top, we’re sharing some of our favorite tips to inspire you to create a true winter wonderland in your backyard this season by incorporating your outdoor structures! Continue reading
Have you been dreaming of making your backyard a more inviting place to spend time with family and friends? If so, you’ve probably considered adding a gazebo or other landscape structure. However, maybe you are not enthusiastic about the styling or build quality of models you’ve seen for sale at the big box home improvement stores. We want to let you know that you don’t have to settle for a gazebo you don’t love!
Here at Backyard Unlimited, we give you extensive options for building a high-quality gazebo that can be customized to fit your needs and personal style. Gazebos have lots of benefits for your property and your lifestyle. Consider the possibilities. Continue reading
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