Category Archives: Outdoor Living

All About Gazebos, Pavilions, and Pergolas

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

7 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Outdoor Living Space

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

The Advantages to Having Your Home Office or Studio in the Backyard

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.

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