Your backyard is a great place to really get creative and showcase your own preferences and lifestyle, and designing the space can be extremely rewarding. However, there are a few key considerations our team at Chad Goodin Signature Homes recommends that our clients keep in mind as they work through the backyard design process.

Top Considerations for Backyard Design

  • Purpose & Functionality: It’s a good idea to start the backyard design process with a clear vision of what you plan to use the space for. Will you spend most of your time relaxing with a nice beverage, hosting casual get-togethers, gardening, or participating in recreational activities? Figuring that out allows you to plan for functional aspects like seating, lighting, play areas, and garden spaces.
  • Budget: Having a firm plan for what you’re willing to spend on renovations and upgrades will guide your backyard design choices and help you prioritize what you want to include.
  • Climate & Weather: Consider the local climate and weather patterns as you work through your backyard design and how conditions like sun, rain, and wind might impact the space’s useability and how you can account for that.
  • Privacy: If you live in a neighborhood or other area where prying eyes are a concern, it’s a good idea to incorporate privacy elements like fences, hedges, screens, or strategically placed structures into your backyard design.
  • Maintenance: Ask yourself how much time and effort you’re willing to spend maintaining your backyard and the various elements within it, and allow that to influence the design.
  • Aesthetics: This is the really fun part, but it’s important not to get carried away. Make sure you consider how your backyard design choices will interact with the rest of the property and aim to create a cohesive flow.
  • Accessibility: It’s always a good idea to consider how children, older individuals, or those with disabilities will be able to get around on your property, so make sure your backyard design choices are accessible and inclusive.

If you’re ready to embark on your backyard design journey, reach out to our office to learn more about how our team can assist you!