As we start the new year in Colorado, many of us are looking for ways to refresh and renew our homes. One often overlooked but incredibly valuable space to focus on is the backyard. A well-designed backyard can increase your home’s value, provide a relaxing oasis for you and your family, and even serve as an entertaining space for friends and neighbors. In this blog post, we’ll explore some tips and ideas specifically tailored to Colorado’s climate and demographic for revamping your backyard in the new year, and we’ll explain why choosing our company for the design process is the best decision you can make.
Assessing Your Current Backyard
Before you start making any changes to your backyard, it’s important to assess your current space. This will help you determine what works and what doesn’t and give you a starting point for envisioning the changes you’d like to make.
One tool you can use to assess your backyard is a wish list. Write down all of the features and elements you’d like to see in your backyard, such as a patio, fire pit, or garden bed. Be as specific as possible – the more detailed your wish list, the easier it will be to turn it into a reality.
You should also take measurements of your backyard to get a better sense of the space you have to work with.
Setting a Budget
Once you have an idea of the changes you’d like to make, it’s important to set a budget. Home improvement projects can quickly become expensive, so it’s important to have a clear understanding of how much you can afford to spend.
To determine your budget, consider the cost of materials and labor. Don’t forget to set aside a contingency fund in case any unexpected expenses come up. When you choose Peakview for your backyard design project, we’ll work with you to create a customized plan that fits your vision for the space.
Choosing a Design and Material Palette
The design and material palette you choose for your backyard will play a big role in creating a cohesive and visually pleasing space. When selecting a design style, consider the overall look and feel of your home and your personal preferences. Some popular backyard design styles in Colorado include mountain modern, rustic, and contemporary.
As for materials, think about what will work best in Colorado’s climate. For example, you’ll want to choose materials that can withstand the state’s harsh winters and hot summers. Durable options such as concrete, pavers, and stone may be worth considering. You’ll also want to choose materials that are resistant to water damage, as Colorado is prone to heavy snow.
At Peakview, we have a team of experienced design professionals who are knowledgeable about the best materials for Colorado’s climate and can help you choose the perfect palette for your backyard. We’ll work with you to create a design plan that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Implementing the Changes
Once you have a plan in place, it’s time to start implementing the changes to your backyard. Let Peakview handle the design and installation process. We have a team of skilled professionals who can take your vision and turn it into a reality, ensuring a seamless and stress-free process for you.
After the major changes have been made to your backyard, it’s time to add the finishing touches. These can include landscaping, outdoor furniture, and decorative elements such as lighting or artwork.
When selecting landscaping, consider Colorado’s climate and the amount of maintenance you’re willing to do. Choose plants that can withstand the state’s harsh weather and altitude, such as native species or drought-resistant options. And if you don’t have a lot of time for maintenance, opt for low-maintenance plants and grasses.
Outdoor furniture is another important element to consider. Choose pieces that are both comfortable and durable, and that fit with the overall design style of your backyard. Don’t forget to add some decorative touches as well – these can be as simple as string lights or as elaborate as a mosaic tile backsplash for your outdoor kitchen.
Revamping your backyard can be a big undertaking, but the end result is well worth the effort. A well-designed outdoor space can increase your home’s value, provide a relaxing oasis for you and your family, and even serve as an entertaining space for friends and neighbors. By following the steps outlined in this blog post – assessing your current backyard, setting a budget, choosing a design and material palette that suits Colorado’s climate, and adding finishing touches – you can create a backyard you’ll love for years to come. And by choosing our team at Peakview for the design and installation process, you can ensure a smooth and stress-free experience. So, start planning and implementing changes to your own backyard space and make the most of your outdoor space in the new year.
If you’re ready to revamp your backyard for the new year, we invite you to take the first step towards creating the outdoor space of your dreams by contacting our team at Peakview. Simply fill out our online contact form and one of our experienced design professionals will be in touch to schedule a consultation. We’ll work with you to create a customized plan that fits your vision for the space, and we’ll handle all of the details, from material selection to installation. Don’t wait any longer to transform your backyard – contact us today and start planning for the backyard of your dreams.