Patio chairs situated around fire pit with landscaping scattered throughout property

Given the frigid temperatures winter often brings, it can be difficult to think about your outdoor living space. However, believe it or not, winter is the ideal time to start planning the upgrades you wish to make to your backyard. Here, B&B Custom Pools, a preferred designer, builder, and renovation specialist in the Lehigh Valley area, details backyard landscaping ideas to consider adding to your property and how we can help bring your vision for your space to life.

Landscaping Elements to Consider Adding

Your backyard and outdoor living space should be extensions of your home. It should act as a sacred area that promotes rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Given the numerous known health benefits of spending time outdoors, homeowners owe it to themselves to take advantage of the outdoor space that they have. Still, some homeowners believe they’re not using their space efficiently and wish to incorporate elements to increase its beauty and functionality.

Incorporating different types of landscaping throughout your backyard area helps it look more appealing and harmonious. Backyard landscaping ideas you should consider incorporating into your outdoor space include:

Outdoor Lighting

Don’t let daylight dictate how long you enjoy your outdoor living area. Homeowners and residents who wish to continue utilizing their space even after the sun goes down should consider adding outdoor lighting. Lighting can be used to increase safety, improve functionality, and help set a desired mood.

With a variety of styles to choose from, outdoor lighting can be accomplished in a number of ways.

Water Features

While it may be starting to get chilly now, summers in the Lehigh Valley area are still known to bring scorching temperatures. Rather than escape the heat by staying indoors, cool off in your newly installed custom swimming pool. In addition to providing relief from sauna-like temperatures, swimming pools are great for encouraging family time, as well as helping swimmers stay active and fit.

If you already have an existing pool, consider adding a spillway, waterfall, fountain, or slide to help elevate your outdoor space.

Patios and Decks

Homeowners who wish to use their outdoor space to entertain guests or eat outside need a patio or deck. Patios can be situated in an area throughout the property or act as an extension to whichever room it was built out from. This practical living area can be decorated in many ways, with tables, chairs, and other types of outdoor furniture. Include pops of color in your space with seat cushions and beautiful flowers around your patio.

Outdoor Kitchen

Give your indoor kitchen a break by adding an outdoor cooking area. Outdoor kitchens enhance outdoor entertaining spaces and eliminate the need to continuously go in and out of the house during mealtime. Another benefit is avoiding the use of your main kitchen’s oven during the hot summer months, when you’re trying to keep your indoors cool.

Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits

Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are perfect backyard amenities. Adding appeal and functionality to your outdoor space, outdoor fireplaces will draw the attention of anyone who visits your backyard. With the warmth of an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, you can extend how long you use your outdoor space.

Design Your Ideal Outdoor Living Space Today

Even though the winter months are right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start designing your dream backyard. B&B Custom Pools is ready to help. Serving clients throughout the greater Lehigh Valley and Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Monroe, and the greater Wyoming Valley areas in Pennsylvania, we offer advanced design services to clients who wish to upgrade their outdoor living spaces. We use advanced computer-aided design software to give clients a better representation of what their backyard could look like. Whether you wish to add a fire pit, an outdoor fireplace, an outdoor kitchen, a swimming pool, or some other backyard landscaping idea, our team can accommodate you. Contact us today to get started on creating your ideal backyard.