Backyard Reno: Inspiration and Goals to Transform Our Backyard

When we first walked through this house two years ago with our realtor, John and I knew that we wanted to build out the backyard so that we could really enjoy being outside in nice weather and entertain friends and family. Couple main things we knew we wanted to incorporate:

  1. fence around the parameter of the backyard
  2. large deck for dining and lounging
  3. fire pit with seating
  4. landscaping

With Fall fast approaching and the evenings starting to cool off a bit, we are finding ourselves wanting to spend more evenings outside together. Soooo, exciting news, we have pulled the trigger and are diving into our Backyard Reno project!!! **insert salsa dancing girl emoji**

Here are a couple photos from Pinterest that have inspired us:


I really REALLY love this outdoor space that Aniko renovated over on her blog! Follow the link here for more photos of this outdoor space (and you're really going to want to do this)!


As we begin this Backyard Reno, I'll share progress updates, helpful DIY tips and, of course, before and after photos! Hopefully later this week, I will have another post for you all including more design details and progress photos. I know this will take a lot of work and straight up manual labor, but we are so excited about the end result (and actually looking forward to doing the work ourselves). Can’t wait for cool, evening gatherings on the deck and warm campfires under the stars with friends! 

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